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

Dale Fellows
as
President George Washington

Deborah Weinkamer
as

First Lady Lucretia R. Garfield

Linda Laronge
as

First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt

Marian King
as

Mary Todd Lincoln


Photo Credit: Skip Trombetti, Van’s Photo, Mentor, OH

(Standing [left to right] Dale Fellows as George Washington; Debbie Weinkamer as Lucretia R. Garfield; Linda Laronge as Eleanor Roosevelt; Marian King as Mary Todd Lincoln; John W. King as Abraham Lincoln; Seated [left to right] Ed Haney as James A. Garfield; Donald Miller as Ulysses S. Grant; Dale Liikala as William H. Taft)


 John W. King
as
President Abraham Lincoln

Edward Haney
as

President James A. Garfield

Donald Miller
as

President Ulysses S. Grant

Dale Liikala
as
President William H. Taft

as of 7-30-16 **We are pleased to announce that Eleanor Roosevelt is taking a limited number of engagements**

 

(To see past news articles about the We Made History Troupe please click)


Calendar of Upcoming Events
Last modified: 08/11/2016

Sat. 8/13/2016
Conneautville, PA

“A Visit with the Lincolns” -  President & Mrs. Abraham Lincoln Portrayed by John & Marian King - for the  Annual Canal Park Summer Music Festival.  *Free Family Event*

Sat. 9/03/2016
Sun. 9/04/2016

Meadville, PA

“Meet President & Mrs. Lincoln” - Portrayed by John & Marian King at the 150th Pennsylvania “Bucktails” – Company K  “Muster in the Park” Join the fun and learn what life was like during the Civil War Era! *Free!  Open to the Public!*

Sun. 9/11/2016
Ashtabula, OH

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

Sat. 9/17/2016
Sandusky, OH

“Meet George WashingtonPortrayed by Dale Fellows at Constitution Day/Patriot’s Day. *Sponsored by the SAR & DAR*  Revolutionary War Soldier Camp ~ Heritage Fifes & Drums ~ Children’s Activities ~ Constitution & Bill of Rights Display  **FREE**

Thur. 9/22/2016
Geneva-on-the-Lk, OH

“Life after President Garfield” - Widow & Former First Lady Lucretia R. Garfield - Portrayed by Debbie Weinkamer  for the Ohio State Medical Association Alliance Fall Conference Dinner

Sun. 10/2/2016
Sandusky, OH

“Have a Beer with General Grant” -  Portrayed by Don Miller  -  Sponsored by the Erie County Historical Society.

Tues. 10/4/2016
Eastlake, OH

“Meet the Lincolns”  - Portrayed by John & Marian  King for the Eastlake Public Library.  *Free program*

Sat. 10/8/2016
Middlefield, OH

Memoirs of U.S. Grant” - Portrayed by Don Miller for the Middlefield Historical Society’s Annual Dinner.

Sat. 10/08/2016
Sun. 10/09/2016

Jefferson, PA

“A Visit with Abraham Lincoln” - Portrayed by John King for the 33rd Annual Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival - held in downtown Jefferson Village **Free admission**

Mon. 10/10/2016
Mentor, OH

“From Log Cabin to the White House” - President James A. Garfield - Portrayed by Ed Haney for Mentor Woods Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation.

Sat. 10/15/2016
Willoughby Hills, OH

“Lincoln & His General” - President Abraham Lincoln & Gen. Ulysses S. Grant - Portrayed by John W. King & Don Miller for First Covenant Church.

Sat. 10/29/2016
Mentor, OH

“Meet the Lincolns” - Portrayed by John & Marian King - for the United Methodist Women’s Annual Celebration.

Tues. 11/15/2016
Richmond Heights, OH

“Ohio Girl in Washington” - First Lady Lucretia R. Garfield - Portrayed by Debbie Weinkamer for the “Faith Friends” of  Faith United Church of Christ.

Mon. 4/24/2017
Austintown, OH

“Meet George Washington” -  Portrayed by Dale Fellows at the Friends of the Library Meeting.

 

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
navybrat930@yahoo.com
William Taft
dliikala@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
 

 

 
 
 

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

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

   

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