Seeking new characters
Are you interested in portraying a historical figure in our History Alive! program? Download the proposal form.
From Benjamin Franklin and Nellie Bly to Charles Schulz 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 twelve 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 304.346.8500 or email Program Officer Kyle Warmack 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.