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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

Thu, Aug 24 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Goldberg Chuppa

Mon, Sep 11 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln
Second Westfield Senior Citizen Housing Corporation, 1129 Boynton Ave, Westfield, NJ 07090
This is a one hour presentation of “The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln” with a question and answer session. ” It is sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Carrie Motley (732) 895-6282 X5

Thu, Sep 21 10:15 am-11:15 am
Betsy Ross
Maywood, NJ

Sat, Sep 23 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Danteroo

Wed, Oct 4 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Westfield Memorial Library, 550 E Broad St, Westfield, NJ 07090, USA
This one hour presentation of Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is free and open to the public.” Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. For more information contact Jennifer Rees Schulze (908) 789-4090 x 7951

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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