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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

Tue, Feb 21 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I a Woman?”
Somerset County Library System, Somerville Branch, 35 W End Ave, Somerville, NJ 08876
This one hour presentation of “Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I a Woman?” is sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. It is free and open to the public. For more information contact Mona-Paulina Mahaga-Ajala (908) 725-1336 X16

Tue, Feb 21 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr in Ridgewood, NJ
Ridgewood Public Library, 125 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ, 07450
This one hour presentation of “Martin Luther King, Jr. : A Man of Conscience” is sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and includes a question and answer session. For more information contact Antoinette Mathes (201) 670-5600 x123

Wed, Feb 22 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Clara Barton in Spring Lake, NJ
Spring Lake Public Library, 1501 3rd Ave. Spring Lake, NJ 07762
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 Janet Boldt (732) 449-6654

Wed, Feb 22 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: “An Arsenal for Democracy”
Montville Township Public Library, 90 Horseneck Road, Montville, NJ, United States
This one hour presentation of “Franklin Delano Roosevelt: An Arsenal for Democracy” is sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. It is free and open to the public. For more information contact Pam O’Gorman (973) 402-0900 X2

Thu, Feb 23 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Rosa Parks in Woodbridge, NJ
Woodbridge Public Library, 1 George Frederick Plaza Woodbridge Township, NJ, 07095
This one hour presentation of “Rosa Parks: First Lady of Civil Rights” is sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. It is free and open to the public. For more information contact April Kane (732) 634-4450 x 7128

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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