Speakers BureauTalks and Living History Presentations for Your Community
History Alive (Living History Portrayals)
Talks with the History Alive theme:
A High Price to Pay, A Heavy Burden to Bear: One Family’s Civil War Story - David Book portrays Abel Morrill, Sr., an early settler of Cabot, describing life in mid-19th century Vermont as it was affected by the Civil War.
A Vermont Music Sampler - William Tortolano presents music and commentary on Vermont's significant and fascinating musical folklore.
A Woman, Ain’t I? (Sojourner Truth) - Kathryn Woods tells the story of abolitionist Sojourner Truth in her own words, speeches, and songs.
Agatha Christie: Creator of Miss Jane Marple and Hercule Poirot - Helene Lang portrays Agatha Christie, recounting her life in England and her writing career.
Beatrix Potter Revisited - Helene Lang presents the life of Beatrix Potter from her Victorian childhood to her final thirty years of farming.
Daniel Webster: “I Still Live!” - Actor Jim Cooke portrays Senator Daniel Webster, the New Hampshire farm boy who went to Dartmouth College and then on to a career as our greatest orator and statesman.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher: A Vermonter for the World - Helene Lang showcases the life of Dorothy Canfield Fisher, a writer who communicated to the world and to the human spirit.
John Quincy Adams: A Spirit Unconquerable! - Actor Jim Cooke portrays President John Quincy Adams in the last decade of his remarkable life.
Just One Man: Milton Brown - David Book portrays Milton Brown of Worcester, Vermont, a 19th century public servant and outspoken abolitionist who likely participated in the safe passage of escaped slaves.
Meet Lucy Stone - Judith Black portrays Lucy Stone, the Massachusetts public speaker referred to as "the shining star" of the antislavery and women's rights movements.
Mother Jones: Angel of the Working Class - Judith Black portrays Mary Harris Jones, the fearless labor organizer who an entire class and generation called 'Mother.'
The Old Country Fiddler: Charles Ross Taggart, Vermont’s Traveling Entertainer - Adam Boyce portrays musical humorist Charles Ross Taggart, sharing recollections of his life with live fiddling and sketches.
Vermont History through Song - Linda Radtke brings Vermont history to life with performances and engaging commentary about the songs found in the Vermont Historical Society's collection of sheet music.