History Alive! roster
Pearl S. Buck
Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson
The History Alive! program features scholars from around the state who portray historical figures at venues including museums, schools, libraries, community centers, and fairs and festivals.
From Pearl Buck and Nellie Bly to Charles Schulz and Walt Disney, 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. (25 - 35 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.