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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:

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Upcoming Event! A Historical Portrayal of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ridgewood Village Hall, 131 North Maple Ave, Ridgewood, NJ

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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

Christian Johnson Comes Out of Retirement

Wed, May 27 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Annie Oakley in Woodbury Heights, NJ
First Presbyterian Church of Woodbury Heights: 335 Elm Ave., Woodbury, NJ
Annie Oakley: Aim for a High Mark. Meet Annie Oakley and hear her story of determination, Practice make perfect talent, and fair play. This program is sponsored by the NJ Council for the Humanities. Free and open to the public: Call 856-853-0211

Sun, May 31 11:30 am-5:00 pm
William Penn: Bucks County Garden Visit at Indian Spring Farm
Indian Spring Farm: 5500 Mechanicsville Road, Mechanicsville, PA 18934
William Penn will meet and greet guests and give 2 presentations during the day. Tickets required. 267-250-9337

Mon, Jun 1 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Pennridge School: Civil War Living History Day
Pennridge North Middle School, 1500 North 5th Street, Perkasie, PA 18944, United States
Abraham Lincoln, Dorothea Dix, and Harriet Tubman will meet and greet students and answer their questions about the Civil War, Abolition and Liberty for all. This is a private event. To arrange an event at your school, contact AHT at 215-635-0986

Tue, Jun 2 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Hamilton Grange: NYC Hamilton v. Jefferson
Hamilton Grange National Memorial, 414 West 141st Street, New York, NY 10031, United States
Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson will meet and greet visitors to Mr. Hamilton’s Home: Hamilton Grange National Memorial in NYC. They will also engage in a lively debate. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the National Park Service. For more information contact: 646-548-2310

Sat, Jun 6 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Sojourner Truth in Freehold, NJ
First United Methodist Church, 91 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728, United States
Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I a Woman? A 1 hour presentation with question and answer with the famous Abolitionist and Suffragist, Sojourner Truth. This program is sponsored by the NJ Council for the Humanities. It is Free and open to the public. Call 848-459-2734 for more information.

Additional Events

Christian Johnson as Governor Newell

We are delighted to announce that Christian Johnson, an AHT favorite, has come back. Johnson is known predominantly for excelling in performance as Abraham Lincoln, and William Penn, but had a long list of characters under his belt including Charles Wilson Peale and Governor William Livingston. We consider ourselves very lucky to once again add him to our roster of talented performers.

About Dr. Newell: Dr. William Augustus Newell, a former US Congressman from Monmouth County, served as Governor of New Jersey and was the private physician to President Abraham Lincoln and his family. In 1848 Newell passed an act to create the United States Life Saving Service, now known as the US Coast Guard, along the coast of Monmouth County. In 1860 President Lincoln appointed him the superintendent of the Life Saving Service.  Close friends with the Lincolns, he escorted Mary Todd Lincoln to her summer vacation, at Long Branch, a year later.