Historical Associates

Historical Associates

Historical Associates

“During the many years I have had the privilege of portraying Mr. Jefferson. I have had the honor of working with some excellent historical re-enactors, or ‘portrayalists’. These gentlemen breathe life into their respective characters and offer the public a deeper understanding of these remarkable Americans and the times in which they lived.”
– Mr. Pitz
Barry Stevens

Dr. Benjamin Franklin
Portrayed by Barry Stevens
“This will be the best security for maintaining our liberties. A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins.”
Dr. Benjamin Franklin as portrayed by Barry Stevens

Carl Closs

Gen. George Washington
Portrayed by Carl Closs
“Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”
General George Washington as portrayed by Carl Closs

John Douglas Hall

James Madison
Portrayed by John Douglas Hall
“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”
James Madison as portrayed by John Douglas Hall

Dennis Bigelow

James Monroe
Portrayed by Dennis Bigelow
“Our country may be likened to a new house. We lack many things, but we possess the most precious of all – liberty!”
James Monroe as portrayed by Dennis Bigelow

Frietz Klein

Abraham Lincoln
Portrayed by Frietz Klein
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
Abraham Lincoln as portrayed by Fritz Klein

Gib Young

Theodore Roosevelt
Portrayed by Gib Young
“The things that will destroy America are prosperity and any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.”
Theodore Roosevelt as portrayed by Gib Young