Historical Reenactment Groups & Interpreters

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1st Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers – 1st Bn NJV

British and Loyalist Reenactment Group

Contact Information: jweatherbee@comcast.net

 

2nd New Jersey Regiment

Americans/Continentals Reenactment Group

Contact Information: Steve Santucci at tuch1973@yahoo.com

 

3rd PA Regt.

Americans/Continentals Reenactment Group 

Contact Information: dchospador@comcast.net

 

3rd New Jersey Regiment

Americans/Continentals Reenactment Group

Contact Information: Scott Barone at baroneclan@optonline.net

 

IV Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers

British and Loyalist Reenactment Group

Contact Information: Todd Braisted at ivbnnjv@aol.com

 

9th PA Regt.

Americans/Continentals Reenactment Group

Contact Information: gv@bentongraphics.com or fortmudisland@gmail.com

 

14th Continental Regt. (Glover’s Marbleheaders)

Americans/Continentals Reenactment Group

Contact Information: Frank Lyons at flyons@comcast.net

 

17th Regiment of Infantry

British and Loyalist Reenactment Group

Contact Information: revwar17th@comcast.net

 

22nd Regt. of Foot

British and Loyalist Reenactment Group

Contact Information: Tom Vilardi at hm22ndregt@msn.com

 

43rd regiment of Foot

British and Loyalist Reenactment Group

Contact Information: Paul Loane at history1@comcast.net 

 

American Historical Theatre

The American Historical Theatre (AHT) is a 501(c)(3) organization. Our Actor/Historians educate, entertain and inspire through Living History. For more than 25 years, our first person interpreters have encouraged audience members to encounter and interact with history, developing empathy and underscoring the role of choice.

AHT offers hundreds of well-known historical characters, stock and custom written scripts, plays and programs. AHT also presents professional training sessions for actors and docents alike.  AHT brings historical theatre to the world; art centers and colleges, historic sites and museums, special events, celebrations and promotions. Schools and other educational and cultural institutions also benefit from AHT’s singular dedication to the fine art of historical interpretation

Recent AHT performances and presentations include The Women of President Washington’s Household, commissioned by Independence National Historical Parks for the re-dedication of the Deshler-Morris House; My Dear Mrs. Lincoln, for the Lincoln 200 celebration, performed outdoors at Independence Mall; The Handoff, in honor of President Obama’s inauguration, performed in Congress Hall; On Fire For Liberty, commissioned by the White House, performed in the East Room; and the UNESCO panel featuring Abraham Lincoln, presented in Paris.

AHT has a proud tradition of civic engagement that includes Mad Anthony Wayne Days in Wayne, PA; and Trenton’s annual Patriots Week events. AHT is the natural choice for launching new concepts and for putting a face to initiatives that seek public awareness and understanding.

Contact Information: 215-625-0986

Programs

This group offers the following characters:

  • Abigail Adams
  • John Adams (Doyle)
  • John Bartram
  • Colonial Woman
  • James Forten
  • Benjamin Franklin (Ochester)
  • Benjamin Franklin (Robling)
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • John Hancock
  • Ned Hector
  • Patrick Henry (Gleason)
  • Patrick Henry (Thomas)
  • General William Howe
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Henry Knox
  • Marquis de Lafayette (Barnieu)
  • Marquis de Lafayette (Goldman)
  • Dolley Madison (Michaels)
  • Robert McGillvraie
  • Thomas Paine (Gleason)
  • Thomas Paine (Gulick)
  • Charles Willson Peale
  • William Penn (Gleason)
  • William Penn (Gulick)
  • William Penn (Thomas)
  • Molly Pitcher
  • David Rittenhouse
  • Betsy Ross
  • Benjamin Rush
  • Sailor/Soldier
  • Annis Boudinot Stockton
  • Gilbert Stuart
  • Baron von Steuben (Gleason)
  • Baron von Steuben (Ochester)
  • George Washington (Lopes)
  • George Washington (Malissa)
  • Martha Washington (Jordan)
  • Martha Washington (Spacht)
  • Phillis Wheatley
  • James Wilson
  • John Witherspoon
  • Governor Livingston

 

American Proctor’s Artillery

Americans/Continentals Reenactment Group

Contact Information: Jim Stinson at proctors4ca@comcast.net

 

Bergen County Militia, Capt. Outwater’s Company

Americans/Continentals Reenactment Group 

Contact Information: Glenn Valis at commander@outwatersmilitia.com

 

Capt. John Lamb’s Artillery Company

Americans/Continentals Reenactment Group

Contact Information: Al Florio at avffrp@aol.com

 

Capt. Mott’s Artillery Company

Americans/Continentals Reenactment Group

Contact Information: John Mills at pbsp@aol.com

 

Fusilier Regiment von Knyphausen

Hessian Reenactment Group

Contact Information: Stewart Noe at snoe@hvc.rr.com

 

Heard’s Brigade, NJ Militia

Americans/Continentals Reenactment Group 

Contact Information: Raoul Camelot at rm.camelot@gmail.com

 

History on the Hoof

An educational performance troupe that employs storytelling, roleplay, displays, and music to illustrate historical topics. Stacy Roth and David Emerson offer a variety of their own separate programs as well as programs done together.

Roth is an interpreter, museum educator, historian, and information specialist who has performed and presented for museums, libraries, schools, civic organizations, and festivals throughout the area. Emerson has worked at living history museums for over 25 years as an independent storyteller, teaching history through the eyes of a “person of the past.” He is a veteran of Colonial Williamsburg, Plimoth Plantation, Morristown National Historical Park, and the Old Barracks Museum.  They will appear in period costumes.

Contact Information: Stacy F. Roth / B. David Emerson, P.O. Box 421, Burlington, NJ 08016;

609-239-2706 voicemail; historyonthehoof@verizon.net

Stacy Roth’s Programs-

Over Here, Molly Pitcher

A dramatic presentation highlighting the lives of women who “belonged to the army” during the American Revolution. “Molly” reminisces about the days when she accompanied her husband through summer battles and winter encampments from Valley Forge to Monmouth to Morristown. Relating her tales of firing a cannon in the heat of battle to trudging “behind the baggage,” she provides a glimpse into what it was like to be a “camp follower” in the days when American independence was a dream rather a certainty.

David Emerson’s Programs-

*David was featured as George Washington in New Jersey Network’s “Ten Crucial Days.”

George Washington for your Celebration

David Emerson portrays the Revolutionary War General for special events. Horse optional. David has been customizing his interpretation to the needs of 225th Anniversary of the American Revolution commemorations. He has appeared as “His Excellency” at the battles of Trenton, Princeton, & Monmouth, the Middlebrook encampment, and more.

Meet Benjamin Franklin

Walkaround and meet and greet character for special events, festivals, and more

Regiment von Donop

Hessian Reenactment Group

Contact Information: Joe Malit at reichsritter@yahoo.com

 

Samuel Davis

Portrays General George Washington

Contact Information: Sam Davis at g1776wash@aol.com or 609-477-3169

 

The Rhode Island Regiment

Americans/Continentals Reenactment Group

Contact Information: Algernon Ward Jr. at Algie1@aol.com

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