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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)

On December 1, Join Us for “Rosa Parks: First Lady of Civil Rights!

rosa quoteOn December 1, 1955  Rosa Parks took a seat to stand up for Civil rights. 60 years later, on December 1, 2015, at the Powel House in Philadelphia, AHT has scheduled the debut of our Rosa Parks, portrayed by Alex Ford.

Alex Ford’s half-hour presentation will explore the inspirations, hopes, and consequences behind Ms. Parks’ brave acts.  Following the presentation, join us for a cocktail reception and Question and Answer session!  See more details on our informational flyer.

Contact us at events@ahtheatre.org

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

Tue, Dec 1 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Rosa Parks Debut in Philadelphia
Powel House, 244 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States
AHT would like to invite you to our debut performance of “Rosa Parks: First Lady of Civil Rights”. Tuesday, December 1 at the Powel House in Philadelphia. First Person presentation followed by a Cocktail Reception. Tickets . To purchase tickets or to simply donate to this on going project, please visit http://bit.ly/1Qu5nDl

Wed, Dec 2 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Christmas Through the Ages in Feasterville, PA
Township Library of Lower Southampton, 1983 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053
Celebrate the Yuletide Season! The Township Library of Lower Southampton will host an interactive presentation of Christmas Through the Ages. Event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Carol Saioni (215) 355-1183 ext.104

Wed, Dec 16 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
George Washington in Westampton, NJ
Burlington County Library, 5 Pioneer Boulevard, Westampton, NJ 08060
The Burlington County Library in Westampton, NJ welcomes George Washington for a presentation with Question and Answer. Free Event, Open to the Public. For more information contact: Jo Horton (609) 267-9660 ext. 3036

Thu, Dec 17 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Abe Lincoln in Bordentown, NJ
Burlington County Library, Bordentown Branch: 18 E. Union Street, Bordentown, NJ 08505
The Wit and wisdom of Abraham Lincoln Free program, open to the public. Sponsored by the NJ Council for the Humanities. For information contact: Stephanie Struglia (609) 298-0622

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.

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