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Dale Fellows
as
President George Washington

Deborah Weinkamer
as

First Lady Lucretia R. Garfield

Linda Laronge
as

First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt

Marian King
as

Mary Todd Lincoln


Photo Credit: Skip Trombetti, Van’s Photo, Mentor, OH

(Standing [left to right] Dale Fellows as George Washington; Debbie Weinkamer as Lucretia R. Garfield; Linda Laronge as Eleanor Roosevelt; Marian King as Mary Todd Lincoln; John W. King as Abraham Lincoln; Seated [left to right] Ed Haney as James A. Garfield; Donald Miller as Ulysses S. Grant; Dale Liikala as William H. Taft)


 John W. King
as
President Abraham Lincoln

Edward Haney
as

President James A. Garfield

Donald Miller
as

President Ulysses S. Grant

Dale Liikala
as
President William H. Taft

 
 

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Calendar of Upcoming Events
Last modified: 12/18/2014
 

Mon. 12/15/2014
Mentor, OH

 “An Evening with the Garfields” – Portrayed by Ed Haney & Debbie Weinkamer for the “Coach Sam’s Inner Circle Foundation” Board Members’ Holiday Party  (*Private Event*) 

Thurs. 1/8/2015
Cuyahoga Falls, OH

“First Lady of the World” -  Eleanor Roosevelt - Portrayed by Linda Laronge for the “Going Strong” Ministry. First United Methodist Church.

Mon. 2/2/2015
Jefferson, OH

“A Visit with Abraham Lincoln” -Portrayed by John W. King  at the Henderson Memorial Public Library.

Tues. 2/10/2015
Willoughby, OH
An Evening with George Washington - portrayed by Dale Fellows - In Honor of Presidents’ Day at the Northeast Ohio Civil War Roundtable. Canteen: 6:00 p.m. ~ Dinner: 6:50 p.m.
Thurs. 2/12/2015
Chagrin Falls, OH

“The Presidents at Panera”- George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant, James A. Garfield, & Eleanor Roosevelt - Portrayed by Dale Fellows, Donald Miller, Ed Haney, & Linda Laronge - In honor of Presidents’ Day.  ** No reservations necessary ** * Family Event **

Thurs. 2/12/2015
Cuyahoga Falls, OH

“An Evening with Abraham Lincoln”- Portrayed by John W. King at the Avon Library~Sutliff Room~*Registration Suggested*

Fri. 2/13/2015
Cortland, OH

“An Evening with George Washington” - Portrayed by
Dale Fellows
In Honor of Presidents’ Day at the Greene Eagle Winery.

Sun. 2/15/2015
Hudson, OH
**Please Save the Date: 3rd Annual “Dinner with the Presidents” at Yours Truly Restaurant~Hudson featuring President & Mrs. Abraham Lincoln!  More details to follow…
Mon. 2/16/2015
Mentor, OH

**Please Save the Date: 8th Annual “Dinner with the Presidents” at Yours Truly Restaurant~Mentor featuring President & Lady Washington!  More details to follow…

Mon. 2/16/2015
Youngstown, OH

“Memoirs of U. S. Grant” - Portrayed by Donald Miller - for the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite ~Valley of Youngstown. 

Mon. 2/16/2015
Avon, OH

“Meet the Lincolns”- Portrayed by John & Marian King at the Avon Branch Library ~ Lorain Public Library System. **For school-age children through adults**~Preregistration required~

Tues. 2/17/2015
Painesville, OH

“Meet George Washington & Our Constitution” - Portrayed by Dale Fellows for the Painesville Area Rotary Club.

Fri. 2/20/2015
Cortland, OH

"A Fireside Chat with the Lincolns"- Portrayed by John & Marian King at the Greene Eagle Winery.

Sat. 2/21/2015
Rocky River, OH

“A Visit with the Lincolns” - Portrayed by John & Marian King at Normandy Manor.

Wed. 2/25/2015
North Royalton, OH

“Memoirs of U. S. Grant” -Portrayed by Donald Miller for the Cuyahoga County Public Library ~ North Royalton Branch.
*Free Program * Reservations Requested*

Fri. 2/27/2015
Lorain, OH

“First Lady of the World” -  Eleanor Roosevelt portrayed by Linda Laronge for the Lakeland Woman’s Club.

Tues. 3/3/2015
Elyria, OH

“From Log Cabin to the White House” - President James A. Garfield Portrayed by Ed Haney for the Men’s Ministry First Baptist Church.

Tues. 3/24/2015
Eastlake, OH

“A Conversation with Eleanor & Lucretia” - portrayed by Linda Laronge & Debbie Weinkamer  for the Eastlake Public Library - In honor of Women’s History Month.
* FREE & Open to the Public*

Fri. 3/27/2015
Medina, OH

“Honoring Eleanor Roosevelt” -  Portrayed by Linda Laronge  for “Women’s History Month”.

Thurs. 4/9/2015
Pittsburgh, PA

“The Courtship & Marriage of James & Lucretia Garfield” Portrayed by Debbie Weinkamer as Lucretia for the Upper St. Clair (USC) Coterie Luncheon.

Sun. 4/12/2015
Chardon,OH

“First Lady of the World” - Eleanor Roosevelt-portrayed by Linda Laronge for the “Friends of the Library Tea.”

Thurs. 6/3/2015
Norwalk, OH

“A Conversation with Eleanor & Lucretia” - Portrayed by Linda Laronge & Debbie Weinkamer  for the 51st Annual Rose Luncheon Wednesday, Norwalk First United Methodist Church.

Thurs. 6/18/2015
Kirtland, OH

“The Courtship & Marriage of James & Lucretia” - Lucretia R. Garfield - Portrayed by Debbie Weinkamer for the Miscellany Club Luncheon.

Thurs. 7/16/2015
Wadsworth, OH

“Meet the Presidents” - George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, James A. Garfield, & William H. Taft - Portrayed by Dale Fellows, John King, Don Miller, Ed Haney, & Dale Liikala for the “Heroes” Summer Reading Program Wadsworth Public Library *FREE* ~ Family Event! Reservations Suggested.

Tues.  8/11/2015   to Sat. 8/15/2015
Jefferson, OH

“A Visit with Abraham Lincoln” - Portrayed by John W. King for the Ashtabula County Fair (5-6 hours/day; Times TBA). Ashtabula County Fairgrounds.

Sat. 8/29/2015 to Sun. 8/30/2015
Meadville, OH

“Meet President & Mrs. Lincoln” - Portrayed by John & Marian King at the 150th Pennsylvania “Bucktails” Regiment “Muster in the Park.” Join the fun and learn what life was like during the Civil War Era!     Admission is Free!

Sat. 9/19/2015 to Sun. 8/20/2015
Ludlow, OH

“Meet President & Mrs. Lincoln”- Portrayed by John & Marian King at the 150th PA Voluntary Infantry’s (“Bucktails”) Civil War Encampment held at Wildcat Park. Join the fun and learn what it was like during the Civil War Era!  Admission is Free!

 

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.


 

Venues

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
navybrat930@yahoo.com
William Taft
dliikala@gmail.com
Abraham Lincoln
alincoln212@yahoo.com
U.S. Grant
bessmort9@roadrunner.com
Lucretia Garfield
lucretiagarfield@gmail.com
Eleanor Roosevelt
eroosevelt1884@yahoo.com
James Garfield
jagarfield@att.net
 George Washington
dalefellows@sbcglobal.net

 

 
 
 

The troupe members of “We Made History” (left to right): Dale Fellows (Washington), Dale Liikala (Taft), Don Miller (Grant), Debbie Weinkamer (Lucretia Garfield), Ed Haney (Garfield), Linda Laronge (Eleanor Roosevelt), John W. King (Lincoln), & Marian King (Mary Lincoln)

We are members of the National Registry of Living Historians www.learningwithease.com/registry/index.cfm

   

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