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The American Historical Theatre provides world-class Historical Characters and Interpretations. We provide over 100 characters and a variety of programs, and we tour all 50 states and Europe. To inquire about a character or to book an event, please call us at 215-625-0986 or:


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

The Summer of Hamilton!

Hamilton and Jefferson Debate
Join us in July for two exciting events featuring Alexander Hamilton:

My First Friend, My Enemy: The Hamilton and Burr Duel

At the New York Historical Society
Sunday, July 10 at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm
Click here for more information and to reserve your spot!

Jefferson and Hamilton: The Great Debate

At the Hearth at Drexel
Wednesday, July 13 at 7:00 pm
Click here for more information

The Philadelphia Cultural Fund


Support for American Historical Theatre has been made possible in part by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, enhancing the cultural life and vitality of the City of Philadelphia and its residents for 20 years.


Upcoming Events

Philanthropist Sister Katharine Drexel, Brought to Life by Rene Goodwin

Thu, Jul 28 5:55 pm-6:55 pm
Webinar
Events@ahtheatre.org

Mon, Sep 12 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Montville Senior House, 356 Main Rd Montville, NJ 07045
Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving, and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Kathy Fisher (973) 394 0554

Wed, Oct 5 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Ocean County Library, Upper Shores Branch, 112 Jersey City Ave, Lavallette, NJ 08735
Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact June Schneider (732) 793-3996

Tue, Oct 11 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving , and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Elizabeth Free Public Library, 11 S Broad St. Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving, and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Aimee Fernandez Puente (908) 354-6060 X 7152

Tue, Oct 25 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Sparta Public Library, 22 Woodport Road, Sparta, NJ 07871
Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Genevieve Salinardo (973) 729- 3103

Additional Events

Rene Goodwin as Sister Katharine Drexel

Rene Goodwin as Sister Katharine Drexel

Katharine Drexel was the second child of Francis Anthony Drexel and Hannah Langstroth and the niece of Anthony Joseph Drexel, founder of Drexel University. Bequeathed an inheritance of 7 million dollars by her father, Katherine’s life seemed destined to be that of a society lady of the Victorian Era. There were significant events that resulted in a departure from that course to the life she ultimately chose. Although philanthropy had always been a part of the Drexel life, it was after watching her stepmother suffer with cancer that Katharine realized that money did not give one an escape from pain or death. During a family trip out West in 1884, Katharine Drexel saw the plight and destitution of the Native Americans and decided to help. That is when she began her lifelong personal and financial commitment to help Native Americans and African Americans.