History Alive! roster
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From Eleanor Roosevelt and Benjamin Franklin to Minnie Pearl and Julia Child, these living history performances provide a passport through time for student and adult audiences throughout the Mountain State.
The West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive! program presents a roster of historical figures available for first-person portrayals. There are fifteen History Alive! characters. They are available for a $150 booking fee to both nonprofit and for-profit organizations across West Virginia. Event planners may want to book a presentation for a corporate or organizational event. Accepted methods of payment are: Visa, MasterCard, Discover; Purchase Orders; or checks made out to WVHC-History Alive.
Call program officer Mark Payne at 304.346.8500 or email email@example.com for more information.
Monologue: Character introduces the historical, social, and political issues that influenced their life. (15 - 25 minutes)
Discussion with the Character: Character initiates a discussion with the audience, allowing an opportunity for questions. (10 - 15 minutes)
Discussion with the Presenter: Presenter “breaks character” to answer questions and continue the discussion as a researcher rather than as the historical character. (5 - 10 minutes)
Complete this form and return with $150 booking fee for each program at least two weeks before the program date to:
West Virginia Humanities Council – History Alive
1310 Kanawha Blvd. East - Charleston, WV 25301 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Teachers: As you and your students prepare to host a History Alive! presentation, view the suggested classroom activities in your teacher’s materials. Please use the evaluation form to let us know how it went.
Host Group: There is a History Alive! host evaluation form included in your host packet.
The Humanities Council is looking for proposals from people interested in portraying historic figures as part of our popular History Alive! program. The deadline for proposals is February 1, 2018. Information and application materials are available here or contact program officer Mark Payne at email@example.com or 304-346-8500 with questions.