The "Widow Tennent"
Nancy Ceperley will portray Catherine Van Burg Noble Tennent, wife & widow of the well-known & much beloved Reverend William Tennent Jr, Pastor of Old Tennent Church. She will speak on their experiences during the Revolutionary War & the Great Awakening.
Meet Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton is one of the most important, but least understood of our Founding Fathers. Hear the story of Hamilton’s life & his many contributions to the making of America. Gene Pisasale, an author & historian & a member of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness (AHA) Society, will portray Mr. Hamilton.
Meet Suffragette Alice Paul
Born in NJ, Alice Paul was a leading figure in obtaining voting rights for women. Taylor Williams will portray Ms. Paul providing insight into her extraordinary life and the causes she supported on behalf of women.
Meet the General who led the 1776 Christmas Crossing of the Delaware. David B. Emerson, of History on the Hoof, will once again portray General George Washington. Emerson will present two programs during the day and stroll among visitors throughout the Fair. Emerson was featured as George Washington in New Jersey Network's "Ten Crucial Days."
Meet the “Black Doctor of the Pines”
Dr. James Still was a self-taught physician in the Medford, NJ area during the 19th century. He was a practitioner of folk remedies using the healing powers of herbs & plants to treat his patients. Have a chat with Mr. Keith Henley who will portray the doctor & learn about this doctor’s remarkable life & career.
Harriet Tubman – An Indomitable Spirit
Come meet this extraordinary woman as portrayed by Dr. Daisy Century. A former slave who spied for the Union & served as a nurse during the Civil War, Tubman rescued more than 70 slaves thru the Underground Railroad & fought for women’s suffrage after the War.
From Vaudeville to the Jersey Shore - Heather Mac Donald portrays celebrated actress, Mabel Fenton, as she relives this bygone era with music, memories & a demonstration of the “Pie in the Face” gag that both she, & her actor-husband, Charles Ross, originated over a century ago! Appearing with the Township of Ocean Historical Museum.
Have a chat with Molly Pitcher– Heroine of the Battle of Monmouth Stacy Flora Roth, of History on the Hoof, will portray Molly Pitcher (Mary Hays McCauley). “Molly” will reminisce about the days when she accompanied her husband through summer battles & winter encampments from Valley Forge to Monmouth to Morristown. Relating her tales of firing a cannon in the heat of battle to trudging "behind the baggage," she provides a glimpse into what it was like to be a "camp follower" in the days when American Independence was a dream rather than a certainty.
Walt Whitman, America’s Good Grey Poet
Darrel Blaine Ford, who has been studying Walt Whitman for the past 74 years, will bring him to life as he portrays this iconic figure of American literature. Listen to “Walt” as he recites his poetry. Learn about his life and his experiences during the Civil War. Discover his home in Camden, NJ – the only home he ever owned and where he died in 1892. See why Whitman is often called America’s greatest poet.