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What we are             Who we are           What we do          Venues           How to find us           What people say about us

Edward Haney
as

President James A. Garfield

Deborah Weinkamer
as

First Lady Lucretia R. Garfield

Marian King
as

Mary Todd Lincoln

Larry & Julia Marple
as

Theodore and Edith Roosevelt

 

[left to right] Ed Haney as James A. Garfield; Debbie Weinkamer as Lucretia R. Garfield; Marian King as Mary Todd Lincoln; John W. King as Abraham Lincoln; Donald Miller as Ulysses S. Grant;Dale Fellows as George Washington; not pictured are Larry & Julia Marple as Theodore & Edith Roosevelt and Ruth Pangrace as Eleanor Roosevelt

 John W. King
as
President Abraham Lincoln

Donald Miller
as

President Ulysses S. Grant

Dale Fellows
as
President George Washington

Ruth Pangrace
as

Eleanor Roosevelt

 
 

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Calendar of Upcoming Events
Last modified: 04/07/2018

Tues. 4/10/2018
Wellington, OH

“From Log Cabin to White House” - President James A. Garfield ~ portrayed by Ed Haney for the Wellington Bicentennial Lecture Series. *Free*   

Thurs. 4/19/2018
            
to
Sun. 4/22/2018
Freeport, IL

Our Abraham Lincoln, a.k.a. John King, and Major General James A. Garfield, a.k.a. Ed Haney, will be attending the Association of Lincoln Presenters 2018 Conference in Freeport, IL ~ the site of the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas Debates.  Living History, Lectures, Tours, Keynote Addresses, Gala Dinner & Dance.  All history fans are welcome!  For more information & reservations, please contact Conference Hostess Laura Keyes at Keyes97@aol.com.

Sat. 4/21/2018
Troy, OH

“A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant” - Portrayed by Don Miller  at the First Place Christian Center - Memories of Civil War & Reconstruction.

Wed. 4/25/2018
Moreland Hills, OH

“Meet President James A. Garfield” - Portrayed by Ed Haney for the Road Scholars’ “Ohio: Cradle of Presidents” Tour - President James A. Garfield Birth Site Park.  Meet-and-Greet ~ Life Story ~ Photos.

Thurs. 4/26/2018
Kent, OH

“From Log Cabin to White House” -President James A. Garfield ~ portrayed by Ed Haney for the Brimfield Historical Society - Kelso House Museum. Program & Refreshments. *Small Fee*

Fri. 4/27/2018
            
to
Sun. 4/29/2018
Ravenswood, WV

“Meet President & Mrs. Lincoln” -  Portrayed by John & Marian King - at the “Raid on Ravenswood” Civil War Re-Enactment - held at Washington Lands Riverfront Park. Family-fun activities, including a  field hospital, historic interpreters, Union and Confederate forces, period salesmen, a blacksmith, artillery ~ and much more!

Sat. 4/28/2018
Parma, OH

“Meet George Washington” - Portrayed by Dale Fellows - for the Cuyahoga County Public Library ~ Parma Branch. 

Fri. 5/4/2018
Chesterland, OH

“A Visit with Abraham Lincoln” - Portrayed by John King for St. Anselm Church.

Fri. 5/4/2018
Mentor, OH

“Meet President James A. Garfield” - Portrayed by Ed Haney for the “Garfield Celebration” -  Meet-and-Greet ~ Photos ~ End-of-Year Activities.

Thur. 5/10/2018
Kent, OH

“Life after President Garfield” - Widow & Former First Lady Lucretia R. Garfield - Portrayed by Debbie Weinkamer for the Brimfield Historical Society. Program & Refreshments. *Small Fee*

Sat. 5/19/2018
Monroeville, OH

 “Meet Presidents Lincoln & Washington” - Portrayed by John W. King & Dale Fellows at the Veteran's Memorial for the Monroeville Sesquicentennial Celebration. Meet the Presidents ~ Photos ~ Speeches, including the Gettysburg Address.

Fri. 5/25/2018
Vicksburg, MI

“A Visit with the Lincolns” -  Portrayed by John & Marian King for Vicksburg Middle School’s Civil War Day @ The Historical Society Village.

Sat. 5/26/2018
Tallmadge, OH

“A Visit with Abraham Lincoln” - Portrayed by John King for the Tallmadge Historical Society.

Sat. 6/2/2018
Mentor, OH

“Courtship & Marriage of the Garfields” - First Lady Lucretia R. Garfield - Portrayed by Debbie Weinkamer for the Methodist Women’s Spring Luncheon.

Sat. 6/16/2018
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Sun. 6/17/2018
Williamstown, WV

“Meet the Lincolns” - President & Mrs. Abraham Lincoln - Portrayed by John & Marian King for the  Civil War Encampment at Historic Henderson Hall.

Tues. 6/19/2018
Solon, OH

“Letters from the Front” - A Civil War Program with General & Mrs. James A. Garfield - Portrayed by Ed Haney & Debbie Weinkamer at the Solon Historical Society. 

Tues. 7/3/2018
                to
Wed. 7/4/2018
Ripley, WV

“Meet George Washington” - Portrayed by Dale Fellows at the Alpine Theatre and then the Ripley 4th of July Parade. "America's Largest Small Town Independence Celebration."

Wed. 7/4/2018
Ripley, WV

“Meet Abraham Lincoln” - Portrayed by John King at the Ripley 4th of July Parade.

Sat. 7/7/2018
Greenville, PA

“A Visit with the Lincolns” - President & Mrs. Abraham Lincoln - portrayed by John & Marian King for the Greenville Heritage Days Festival.

Thur. 7/19/2018
Parma, OH

 “From Log Cabin to White House” - President James A. Garfield ~ portrayed by Ed Haney for the CCPL – Parma Branch Library.

Fri. 8/24/2018
Sat. 8/25/2018
                &
Sun. 8/26/2018
Pierpont Twp, OH

“Meet Abraham Lincoln” - Portrayed by John W. King at the 128th Annual Pierpont Pioneer Picnic.
*Free, family fun with food, games, and music.*

Tues. 9/11/2018
Ashtabula, OH

“A Visit with the Lincolns” - President & Mrs. Abraham Lincoln - Portrayed by John & Marian King at the Patriot Day Tribute Concert.

Wed. 9/12/2018
Moreland Hills, OH
“Meet President James A. Garfield” - Portrayed by Ed Haney for the Road Scholars’ “Ohio: Cradle of Presidents” Tour - President James A. Garfield Birth Site Park.  Meet-and-Greet ~ Life Story ~ Photos.  
Wed. 10/10/2018
Moreland Hills, OH
“Meet President James A. Garfield” - Portrayed by Ed Haney for the Road Scholars’ “Ohio: Cradle of Presidents” Tour - President James A. Garfield Birth Site Park.  Meet-and-Greet ~ Life Story ~ Photos.
Sat. 10/13/2018
                to
Sun. 10/14/2018
Jefferson, OH

“A Visit with Abraham Lincoln” - Portrayed by John King for the 35th Annual Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival Held in downtown Jefferson Village. **Free Admission** 

Sun. 2/24/2019
Bremen, OH

“Meet George Washington” - Portrayed by Dale Fellows - In honor of Presidents’ Day for the Bremen Area Historical Society.

 
 

What we are 


Our troupe of first-person living historians from northeastern Ohio are more than impersonators or re-enactors.  We are serious portrayers of U.S. Presidents and First Ladies.  We have taken countless hours of study and research about these people from the past and have created an interpretation that captures the essence of their individual personalities.  We look at the totality of their lives and the times in which they lived and are not bound by modern-day political correctness or revisionist history.  These Presidents and First Ladies had very exciting lives without embellishing a moment!  Our troupe members reside in northeastern Ohio but can make arrangements to travel to other locations.


 

Who we are

Our past experiences include teaching, community theater, and providing interpretation, education, and research at the national presidential site in Mentor, Ohio.


 

What we do

 

We put our story-telling techniques to use in presenting programs in a most engaging and thought-provoking manner.  Re-enactment &  historical performances are tailored to your group’s interests and requirements, including photo opportunities and informal interactions.  Most programs are 40-minutes long, followed by a question-and-answer session.  However, we’ve been known to stroll at community events and local eateries, all in the name of educating the public about the Presidents and First Ladies.


 

Venues

Our presidential living historians have brought history to life for schools, historical societies, Civil War Roundtables, Civil War battlefield dedication, civic groups, libraries, ladies’ and men’s organizations, church groups, local public television shows, Garfield Family Reunions (current generations), and parades. Browse here to see some dates, locations and information of past performances.

We alter the performances of our historical re-enactments according to our audience needs and interests.  


 

How to find us

Contact Information:

 For general information regarding reasonable fees and bookings contact us at:

We Made History Living Historians
5999 Jane Drive
Mentor, OH 44060-2110
or email us individually
:

Mary Lincoln
marylincoln1818@gmail.com
TR & Edith Roosevelt
troosevelt1904@gmail.com
Abraham Lincoln
alincoln212@yahoo.com
U.S. Grant
bessmort9@roadrunner.com
Lucretia Garfield
lucretiagarfield@gmail.com
George Washington
dalefellows@sbcglobal.net
James Garfield
jagarfield@att.net
Eleanor Roosevelt
women@womeninhistory.com

 

 
 
 

The troupe members of “We Made History” (left to right): Ed Haney (Garfield), Debbie Weinkamer (Lucretia Garfield)
 Don Miller (Grant), Marian King (Mary Lincoln),
John W. King (Lincoln), & Dale Fellows (Washington)

We are members of the National Registry of Living Historians www.learningwithease.com/registry/index.cfm

   

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