Hour-long Walks guided by Characters from Portsmouth's past who bring History to Life with Songs, Word Origins, and Stories
See places occupied or visited by The Marquis de Lafayette, Cornwallis, Benedict Arnold, Billy Flora, James Armistead Lafayette, Mark Twain, and Andrew Jackson. This walk tells the history and describes the architecture of Olde Towne homes, with a smattering of sometimes bawdy colonial culture thrown in for your amusement!
George Washington never slept here--but The Marquis de Lafayette, Cornwallis, Benedict Arnold, James Armistead Lafayette, Billy Flora, Henry Clay, Chief Black Hawk, Mark Twain, and Andrew Jackson did! This version of the Homes and History Walk designed specifically for older students shows them it didn't just happen-IT HAPPENED HERE!
Did you know the first African American spy, James Armistead Lafayette operated in Portsmouth? Or that William "Billy" Flora, hero of the Battle of Great Bridge, was a well-respected Portsmouth citizen and business owner? Or that Portsmouth was a stop on the Underground Railroad? Hear these stories and much more Starting January 2020!
Our Troupe of EduTainers liven up any event with songs, stories, vignettes, and other merriment!
Our lively vignettes can kick off your convention, celebration, or event with songs, stories, trivia, and audience interaction woven into comedic scenes that will hold your guests attention and insure that they are wide awake and in good humor for whatever else you have in store.
The celebration of Christmas was banned in England and the colonies during the 1700s, but colonists in Virginia celebrated it anyway! Let Father Christmas and/or the Colonial Carolers put a new ( or old?) spin on your holiday celebration.
Hosting law enforcement? Kick things off with a lighthearted look at crime and punishment in Colonial America. Military or DOD gathering? Try a few words about what it was like to repair a ship without a drydock from the Arch Tory who founded Gosport Shipyard. Celebrating Black History Month? Listen to the experience of a slave turned spy who ended up a free black and friend of the Marquis de Lafayette? Let our characters adapt their knowledge to your topic-adding a large dose of humor and a bit of theatrics for your enjoyment.
Packages and Group rates available upon request