Patriot Quarterly

America's Foremost Historical Interpreters

Volume One

Newsletter of the American Historical Theatre.............Spring 2006

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Feature Articles
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Lansdowne Tour
Comes to an End
After Four Years

Meeting with Mrs. Cheney

National Library of Medicine  Commissions Play & Players

AHT Produces Mega Project

Heritage Story Tours

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Patriot's Pride

AHT
Calendar of Events

 

     AHT Calendar of Events

     The following is a short list of AHT performance dates. You may wish to attend one or more of these performances. Please call the listed numbers for times and directions.
Click underlined event names for a more complete description.

George Washington Appearances

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Experience two sides of George Washington. Dean Malissa portrays General George Washington and William Sommerfield portrays America's first President.
New Listing of George Washington events coming Soon!

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Free Programs in 
New Jersey

Do you live in New Jersey?  Watch out for the following programs that have been underwritten by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.  Programs are free of charge and open to the public.

Thursday, June 8, 12:30 p.m.  Abigail Adams: Dearest Friend, Haddonfield Borough Hall, Haddonfield, NJ  856 795-9279

Thursday, August 24, 5:30 p.m.  Alice Paul visits Sayen House for the Hamilton Council, Mercer County, NJ  609 633-0634  

Saturday, August 26, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. General George Washington visits Elkton, MD  call 302 773-3077 for info.

Monday, August 28, 7 p.m.  Abigail Adams: Dearest Friend, West Milford Township Public Library, West Milford, NJ  973 728-2824 

Every Thursday morning until August 24, Thomas Jefferson will be in the Declaration House at 7th & Market Street in Philadelphia from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  Bring the family so that everyone can speak to this amazing young man as he pens the Declaration of Independence.

Thursday, September 7, 7:30 p.m. Governor Livingston, I Presume at Medford Friends Meeting House, Medford, NJ  609 654-6485 

Friday, Sept. 8, 5 p.m.  George Washington will appear at Montville Township, Columbia Inn , Montville NJ 973 394-0554 

Saturday, September 9, 11 a.m.  George Washington at Pequannock Public Library, Pompton Plains  NJ 

973 835-7460  

Wednesday, September 20, 7:30 p.m.  Sherlock Holmes and the Speckled Band,  Atlantic Highlands Historical Soc (Senior Center) NJ  732 291-9917 

Tuesday, October 17,  7:30 p.m.  Ichabod Crane, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Ocean Gate Historical Soc., Adrian Hall, Ocean Gate, NJ  732 269-5710

Thursday, Oct. 12,  1:30 p.m.  Ichabod Crane, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Monroe Township Senior Center, Munroe Tnship, NJ  732 521-6111

Saturday, October 14, 2 p.m.  Ichabod Crane, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Ocean County Library, Point Pleasant Branch NJ  732 295-1555 

Friday, October 20, 1 p.m. Ichabod Crane, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Jacksonville Chapel, Lincoln Park, NJ  973 334-6657 

Sunday, October 22,  2 p.m.  Sherlock Holmes and the Speckled Band,  Ridgewood Public Library, Ridgewood, NJ  201 670-5600 

Wednesday, October 25  7 p.m.  Ichabod Crane, Legend of Sleepy Hollow,  East Rutherford Memorial Library, E. Rutherford  NJ   201 939-3930

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NATIONAL PARK SERVICE KICKS OFF JULY 4TH WEEKEND IN PHILADELPHIA
A SPECIAL PROGRAM PRESENTED BY
THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL THEATRE AT THE INDEPENDENCE VISITORS CENTER

WOMEN OF THE PRESIDENTIAL MANSION

Saturday, July 1, 2006

1 p.m. & 3 p.m.

MARTHA WASHINGTON WAS A KINDLY MISTRESS WHO, BY THE STANDARDS OF THE TIMES, TREATED HER HOUSE SLAVES WELL.

ELEANOR (Nelly) CUSTIS WAS MARTHA'S GRANDCHILD AND SHE AND HER BROTHER (Washy) LIVED WITH THE WASHINGTONS DURING THE PRESIDENT'S STAY IN PHILADELPHIA WHEN IT WAS AMERICA'S CAPITAL CITY.  

ONEY JUDGE,  MARTHA WASHINGTON'S PERSONAL MAID AND A SLAVE AT MOUNT VERNON, ACCOMPANIED THE FAMILY TO PHILADELPHIA.   THIS CLEVER YOUNG WOMAN OF 16  HAD A SECRET PASSIONATE DESIRE TO RUN TO FREEDOM.  COME AND LEARN WHAT SHE DECIDED TO DO IN 1796.

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CHRIST CHURCH PRESERVATION TRUST AND THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL THEATRE PRESENT

FIRST ACT OF TREASON

On July 3, 1776, Jacob Duche was the Anglican Minister of Christ Church, Philadelphia and therefore legally an Englishman owing loyalty to King George III.  The Prayer Book and service used by the Anglicans at that time contained special prayers for the king.  The Rev. Duche was torn by his loyalty to the King and his sympathy to the American cause of freedom from the British yoke of tyranny.  Should he continue with the Prayer Book as usual?  Could he avoid being a traitor?

MONDAY, JULY 3, 2006  11 a.m. & 3 p.m. 

at Christ Church, 2nd & Market Street, Philadelphia

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MEET AHT IN WASHINGTON DC ON JULY 4th!

10 a.m. Come and experience the Declaration of Independence read by Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Dr. Benjamin Franklin on the steps at the National Archives.  Come and cheer as the names of the thirteen colonies and their delegates are shouted to the skies.

11 a.m. Watch as the National Parade is lead off down Pennsylvania Avenue by George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. 

12 noon-3 p.m.  Enter the Archives and meet Jefferson, Adams, Franklin and Ned Hector (black revolutionary war hero).  Chat with Martha Washington, Susan B. Anthony, and free slave Mombet.

1:30-3 p.m.  Meet with George Washington inside the National Archives.

2:30 p.m.  In the McGowan Theater at the National Archives 
"A Conversation with Thomas Jefferson"
featuring Professor Allen Weinstein. Be prepared to ask either of these scholars a question.

 More to come!

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