Black Hawk’s View of American History, a Virtual Performance by Brian “Fox” Ellis

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    Imagine sitting around a campfire with Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kiuk-kiuk, Black Hawk, listening to the stories of creation and the legends of his grandfathers. Storyteller and historian Brian “Fox” Ellis begins the program with his family’s connection to the Trail of Tears and the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation from their ancestral homeland in the Carolinas. Using […]

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    Edison & Tesla, The War of the Currents A Virtual Talk with Erik Vedeler, MSEE

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    In the late 19th century, three brilliant inventors, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse, battled over which electricity system – direct current (DC) or alternating current – would power the world’s entry into the 20th century. The stakes were monumental. The battle epic. The “dirty tricks” down right dirty. And Eric Vedeler will take […]

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    Miracle Mongers and Their Methods – the American Medicine Show with Larry Bounds

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    Experience an historic recreation of a medicine show pitchman’s act selling Dr. Tom B. Stone’s Miracle Elixir – “Good for all that ails you!”  And with Larry Bounds, you know it’s going to be magical! Discover the story of America’s early commercialization of pharmaceuticals and the repercussions it had on the American people. Touring medicine shows […]

    Revolutionary War Double Agent, James Armistead Lafayette with Stephen Seals from Colonial Williamsburg (Virtual interactive show) Free

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    Love a good spy story? How about an American slave that volunteers to spy for the Continental Army, does such a credible job of it, he gets recruited to be a double agent for the British gaining the confidence of both General Cornwallis and traitor, Benedict Arnold? It’s an exciting story of a bogus “runaway […]

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