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This video was made possible thanks to a generous grant from Gerald Kolpan and the PHILO Project (www.philoproject.org)

Neill Hartley as Woordrow Wilson

AHT Debut Performance:

Woodrow Wilson and the Great War

Neill Hartley is president Woodrow Wilson in this captivating and exciting one–man show set in the turbulent days leading up to World War I. This fully staged historical presentation will entertain and educate audiences all ages.

When: Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm
Where: East Jersey Olde Towne Village / Indian Queen Tavern
1050 River Road, Piscataway, NJ

(732) 745-3030

Upcoming Events

Rosa Parks, Brought to Life by Alex Ford

Sat, Oct 21 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Monmouth County Library, Howell Township Branch, 318 Old Tavern Rd, Howell NJ 07731
This one hour presentation of Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is free and open to the public.” Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. For more information contact Beth Henderson (732) 938-2300

Mon, Oct 23 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
East Rutherford Memorial Library, 143 Boiling Springs Ave, East Rutherford, NJ 07073
This one hour presentation of Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is free and open to the public.” Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. For more information contact Christine Hartigan (201) 939-3930.

Tue, Oct 24 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Washington Town ship Free Public Library, 37 E Springtown Rd, Long Valley, NJ 07853
This one hour presentation of Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is free and open to the public.” Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. For more information contact William Haggis (908) 876-3596

Sat, Oct 28 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Ichabod Crane Washington Irving and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Indian King Tavern Museum, 233 Kings Hwy E, Haddonfield, NJ 08033
This one hour presentation of Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is free and open to the public.” Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. For more information contact Michelle Hughes (856) 429-6792

Sun, Nov 19 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Jefferson and Dickinson in Dover, DE
The Old State House in Dover, Delaware 25 The Green, Dover, DE 19901
Thomas Jefferson (Steven Edenbo) and John Dickinson (Doug Thomas) will engage in a debate. This will be followed by a meet and greet, plus a cake to celebrate the 250th anniversary of “Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania” by John Dickinson Open to the public. Contact John Dickinson Plantation – Phone: (302) 739-3277

Additional Events

rosa quote

Rosa Parks said: “I’d see the bus pass by me every day…but to me, that was a way of life; we had no choice but to accept what was the custom. The bus was among the first ways I realized there was a black world and a white one.”

On December 1, 1955, what did one woman on a Montgomery Alabama Bus do to deserve such accolades and why? What drove her to her actions and what did she hope to achieve? How did this change her life, and the lives of others in the United States? Rosa Parks’ story will serve to remind all who hear it that we cannot always stand by and observe the status quo. Sometimes, we have to take a seat to be heard and knowingly place our personal comfort aside in order to bring about the changes that will help “We the People…” form that “…more Perfect Union” that is our Nation’s promise.