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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.


“The actors were so gracious and welcoming….We heard many expressions of gratitude from the families, and several parents said that the experience had been a ‘life changing’ one for their children. Thank you so much; literally, we could not have offered an opportunity like this without you and the actors.
- J.S.W., National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Upcoming Events American Historical Theatre Commemorates
the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War
1861-1865

Wed, Mar 29 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield
Chilton Medical Center, 97 W Parkway Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
This one hour presentation of “Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield” is sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. It is free and open to the public. For more information contact (973) 831-5175

Sat, Apr 1 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Theodore Roosevelt: American in the Arena
South Plainfield Library, 2484 Plainfield Ave, South Plainfield, NJ 07080, USA
This one hour presentation of “Teddy Roosevelt: American in the Arena” is sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. It is free and open to the public. For more information contact Danielle Aronowitz (908) 754-7885.

Sun, Apr 9 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Hamilton v. Burr – the Duel
Morristown National Historic Park Auditorium – 30 Washington Place / Morristown, NJ 07960
Alexander Hamiltn (Eben Kuhns) and Aaron Burr (John Zak) recount the events of their loves that led to the famous, fatal duel. Sponsored by the Jacobus Vanderveer House. For more information visit the Jacobus Vanderveer house website: http://jvanderveerhouse.org/events/event/hamilton-burr-duel/?instance_id=126

Sat, Apr 15 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Walt Whitman: The Good Grey Poet
Somerset County Library, Bridgewater Branch, 1 Vogt Dr. Bridgewater, NJ 08807
This one hour presentation of “Walt Whitman:The Good Grey Poet” is sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. It is free and open to the public. For more information contact Fiona Kennedy (908) 526-4016X 145

Thu, Apr 20 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield
Ballroom, Club House at Rossmoor, 2 Rossmoor Dr. Monroe Township, NJ 08831
This one hour presentation of “Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield” is sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. It is free and open to the public. For more information contact Lana Ottinger (925) 324-4499.

Additional Events

American Historical Theatre is proud to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War by offering Historical Characters, Programs and Plays. Click for more information.


Julie Dent Grant and General Ulysses S. Grant

While our country was at war with itself, we struggled to maintain home and family, to find normalcy. During this time of crisis, heroes sacrificed and scoundrels sold out.
AHT is privileged to share the official, as well as the little-known, stories of presidents, prisoners, and poets. We tell the tales of soldiers, slaves, and suffragists. We dramatize battlefield nurses and behind-the-scenes spies. And we bring attention to both northern Copperheads and southern scalawags. Husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers: discover the all-too-human women and men of the American Civil War.

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