For grades: K-12
Requirements for live visit: Projection screen, extension cord, display table.
Fees for live visit: classrooms up to 30 students (minimum of three, maximum of four) $100.00 per program. Assemblies $300 per program. Out of state program cost varies depending on distance and time involved.
Living Historian »
They really become a part of his whole living history presentation. His knowledge is above reproach. --- Jerry Carver, 5th grade teacher,
THE FIRST THANKSGIVING. Life in 1627 Plimoth Plantation, home of the English settlers we call Pilgrims with special emphasis upon the harvest feast of 1621 as seen through the eyes of Mayflower passenger, JohnBillington, Sr.
REVOLUTIONARY WAR. The American Revolution as seen through the eyes of Joseph Chapman, militiaman from Campbell's Gore in the Province of New Hampshire.
COLONIAL NEW ENGLAND CHRISTMAS. Costumed first person presentation about Christmas in 1776 New England followed by an out of character discussion of its development into our modern Christmas.
EARLY 19th CENTURY WESTWARD MOVEMENT. Life on the "western frontier" as viewed by Benjamin Franklin Stickney, who moved from Bow, NH to become Indian Agent at Fort Wayne, Indiana Territory.
PLAYGROUND. For up to 30 students per program who participate in period activities such as toys, games, militia drill, etc.
WEEKEND LIVING HISTORY DEMONSTRATIONS. For schools, historical societies, day camps, museums, Old Home Days and other community events. A Revolutionary War soldier's camp or an early 19th century frontier camp can be set up at special events. In the Revolutionary War camp, Goodwife Alice Chapman does period cooking demonstrations while her husband Joseph peddles his sutler's wares. In the frontier camp, New Hampshire's own Mary Stark does the cooking while husband Benjamin Franklin Stickney tells tales of his work as an Indian Agent.
George Chapman, a Master's graduate of the Outdoor Museum and Living History program at Utah State University, has held professional positions as costumed interpreter at Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA., Curator of Education at Old Barracks Museum, Trenton, NJ., Managing Director, Historic Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN., and Executive Director at Historic Rock Castle, Hendersonville, TN. For several years in California and New Hampshire, he has done school and other programming as Living History Interpretations.