Meet Harriet Tubman at Compass (Thurs. Feb 24)
Meet Harriet Tubman tomorrow, February 24, at 11:00 am at Compass. Gwendolyn Briley-Strand of Fort Washington, MD, has appeared as Tubman for 30 years and in 34 states. The first-person, living history presentation is part of the American History Alive series. A limited number of one-day passes are available to see Ms Tubman and other, upcoming presentations:
- Harriet Tubman: February 24 at 11:00 am
- Susan B. Anthony: March 3 at 11:00 am
- Stonewall Jackson: March 10 at 11:00 am
This spring, American History Alive features presenters from the 20th century. Join us for the 8-week series featuring Teddy Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, Thomas Edison, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Rosie the Riveter, and others. Register HERE.
The American History Alive! series is a one-of-a-kind, weekly rendez-vous with key figures in American History. These characters are brought to life for students though engaging presentations by professional, costumed, living history interpreters. Students will connect faces, personalities, humor, and fun facts with influential characters in America’s history! Living history interpreters are the professionals employed by museums, historical sites, and conferences. They have typically studied their historical character for years and tell their stories and contributions in a compelling first-person narrative. Presentations are conversational in style, often involve the audience, and conclude with spontaneous audience Q & A. Watch the historical actors answer 21st century questions in character with period replies! American History Alive is for students ages 8+. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by a registered, paid adult.