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Deborah Weinkamer
as

First Lady Lucretia R. Garfield

 

 

 

Marian King
as

Mary Todd Lincoln

 

 

 

 

 

Larry & Julia Marple
as

Theodore and Edith Roosevelt

 

 

                                 

We Made History

Presidential Living Historians

 

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

 

 

 

Celebrating Ed Haney’s portrayal of Civil War General & 20th US President James A. Garfield
1985 to 2018
 A Mighty Fine Run!

 

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


Calendar of Upcoming Events
Last modified: 10/16/2019

Tues. 11/5/2019
Beachwood, OH

“Life after President Garfield” - Widow & Former First Lady Lucretia R. Garfield -  Portrayed by Debbie Weinkamer  for the Rose Institute – at Stone Gardens Assisted Living.

Tues. 11/19/2019
Mentor, OH

“The Garfield Family & Mentor Public Library: A Conversation with Lucretia & James R. Garfield” - Widow & Former First Lady Lucretia R. Garfield - Portrayed by Debbie Weinkamer and  Son James R. Garfield -  Mentor Public Library ~ Main Branch. *Free Program* in honor of the 200th anniversary of the library.

Wed. 12/11/2019
Shaker Heights, OH

A Conversation with Mary Lincoln & Lucretia Garfield” -   Portrayed by Marian King & Debbie Weinkamer for the The College Club of Cleveland. *Reservations Required*

Sat. 2/8/2020
Middleburg Hgts, OH

“A Visit with George & Martha Washington” -   Portrayed by Dale & Nancy Fellows - for the “Forever Young” Senior Adults. Pasta Dinner with Program following

Wed. 2/19/2020
Mentor, OH

A Snowbird’s Tale: Lucretia Garfield in Pasadena, CA” - Widow & Former First Lady Lucretia R. Garfield - Portrayed by Debbie Weinkamer for Delta Kappa Gamma.

Tue. 3/3/2020
Mentor, OH

Saving Letters, Creating a Legacy & a Library” - Widow & Former First Lady Lucretia R. Garfield - Portrayed by Debbie Weinkamer for James A. Garfield National Historic Site’s Luncheon Speaker Series. Lunch at your own cost: 11:30 a.m. *Free program following*

 
 

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
  Eleanor Roosevelt
women@womeninhistory.com

 

 
 
 

The troupe members of “We Made History” (left to right):  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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