Announcing: American History Alive Line-Up

Come face-to-face with famous Americans in American History Alive! American History Alive! is an interactive, signature series enjoyed by hundreds of Compass families since 2012. American History Alive! 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. Our first quarter line-up includes:

  • Sept. 9: A Powhatan Indian
  • Sept. 16: An English Colonist
  • Sept. 23: Benjamin Franklin
  • Sept. 30: Martha Washington
  • Oct. 7: Thomas Jefferson
  • Oct 14: John Adams

Register for American History Alive! Here: Quarter 1: 17th & 18th Century

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. Living history presentations are scheduled in chronological order for families who wish to use the program as a roadmap for a study in American history. New this year: enrolled students will receive a curated workbook of actvities and mini biographies on the characters we will meet each quarter. Students of all ages and parents are welcome to register. Please note that a parent must register and attend with students under age 8.