“We Made History”   Presidential Living Historians



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George Washington

Lucretia Garfield

Mary Todd Lincoln

Theodore & Edith

Eleanor Roosevelt

Abraham Lincoln

James Garfield    

Ulysses S. Grant

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Edward Haney

President James A. Garfield

Deborah Weinkamer

First Lady Lucretia R. Garfield

Marian King

Mary Todd Lincoln

Larry & Julia Marple

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
President Abraham Lincoln

Donald Miller

President Ulysses S. Grant

Dale Fellows
President George Washington

Ruth Pangrace

Eleanor Roosevelt


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Calendar of Upcoming Events
Last modified: 07/28/2018

Sun. 8/19/2018
Austinburg, OH

A Visit with Abraham Lincoln” - Portrayed by John King for the First United Church of Christ.

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. 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
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** 

Sat. 10/27/2018
Kirkland, OH

“Saving Letters: Creating a Legacy & a Library” - Widow & Former First Lady Lucretia R. Garfield - Portrayed by Debbie Weinkamer for Kirtland Family History Discovery Day.

Thur. 2/7/2019
Niles, OH

“Meet George Washington” - Portrayed by Dale Fellows for the Trumbull County Republican Women’s Club Luncheon Meeting.

Wed. 2/20/2019
Mentor, OH

“Lucretia Garfield: Ohio Girl in Washington” -  First Lady Lucretia R. Garfield ~ portrayed by Debbie Weinkamer for Delta Kappa Gamma. 

Sun. 2/24/2019
Bremen, OH

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

Mon. 5/27/2019
Coshocton, OH

"President George Washington" - Portrayed by Dale Fellows - for the Memorial Day Services Sponsored by the Coshocton County Veterans Service Office. Main St. Parade, followed by services at Coshocton Court Square.


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.



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
TR & Edith Roosevelt
Abraham Lincoln
U.S. Grant
Lucretia Garfield
George Washington
James Garfield
Eleanor Roosevelt



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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We Made History- a group of living historical re-enactors who are more than impersonators of historical figures-they are serious portrayers of U.S. Presidents and First Ladies

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