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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:
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Upcoming Events New Gilded Age Program Premiers at Dover Days Festival

Mon, Sep 22 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
Oney Judge
Harford County Public Library, Brass Mill Road, Belcamp, MD, United States
Oney Judge: “Fine Houses” The Harford County Library, in MD, hosts Oney Judge, the Washington’s runaway slave, for a one hour program including time for questions and answers. Free and open to the public: 410-273-5600

Mon, Sep 22 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
Walt Whitman
Spring Lake Library, 1501 3rd Ave, Spring Lake, NJ, United States
Walt Whitman: An American Poet: discusses his life and some of his seminal works with library patrons. Free and Open to the public Courtesy of the NJ Council for the Humanities. Library:732-449-6654

Thu, Sep 25 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
FDR: An Arsenal for Democracy
Raritan Public Library, East Somerset Street, Raritan, NJ, United States
FDR: “An Arsenal for Democracy”. Hosted by the Raritan Public Library: a one hour program with Franklin Delano Roosevelt with time for Questions and Answers. Free and open to the public: 908-725-0413

Thu, Sep 25 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Annie Oakley
Chester Library, West Main Street, Chester, NJ, United States
Annie Oakley: “Aim for a High Mark”. A one hour program with, sharpshooter, Annie Oakley. Free and open to the public courtesy of the NJ Council for the Humanities NJCH: 609-695-4838 Chester Library: 250 W Main St, Chester, NJ 07930 (908) 879-7612

Fri, Sep 26 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Governor Livingston
Salem Public Library, East Main Street, Salem, VA, United States
Governor Livingston, I Presume: a one hour program including time for Questions and answers. Free and open to the public, courtesy of the NJ Council for the Humanities. Salem Library: 856-79-1082 NJCH: 609-695-4838

Additional Events

“Alice Roosevelt’s Maid” opens with two free performances, May 4th at 1:00 and 3:00pm: The old State House, 25 The Green, Dover DE

A New Program by interpreter Kim Hanley

A new program by, interpreter, Kim Hanley

In 1905 during the Gilded Age when fashions and fortunes reached fabulous heights, President Theodore Roosevelt authorized the largest diplomatic and imperialistic mission in the history of the United States.  The steamship USS Manchuria, would cross the Pacific Ocean to dock at Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, China and Korea. Along for the ride was the President’s daughter, Alice, a media darling known for her outgoing, free-spirited behavior.  Join Alice Roosevelt’s maid, Peggy, as she packs her mistress’s trunk for the voyage home and be privy to the glamour, the politics and the gossip including an exclusive on the rumor of a budding courtship which may just end in the White House wedding of America’s most eligible bachelorette.