Historical Programs

American Lives programs support educational standards for students, and inspire audiences of all ages to active citizenship. Most of Darci’s performances this year will be online, as she works to turn her program Revolutionary Women into a middle grade book.

I wasn’t sure the program would be as good online, but it was almost better: every student was in the front row!

Jen Schaefer, 5th grade teacher

REVOLUTIONARY WOMEN™  (4th Grade to Adult):
Converse with three women who lived through the American Revolution. This one-woman interactive program explores the issues and events that led to the American Revolution and examines women’s rights and roles in colonial America. It highlights their contributions to Revolutionary War effort and the importance of active citizenship. 
Illustration by Beth Howard

HISTORICAL CHARACTERS (4th Grade to Adult):  
Meet pioneers, activists and ordinary women facing extraordinary times in America’s past! Darci portrays American women from the 1720s through the 1920s.

Teddy in costume 1

DRESS FOR SUCCESS (4th Grade to Adult): Learn about 18th century British American fashions for all ages and social levels. In the live version, selected participants model the clothing. This can be a stand-alone program or can be combined with Revolutionary Women. email Darci

SHALL WE DANCE? (4th Grade to Adult, in-person only):
18th century British subjects were passionate about dancing! Learn about the importance of music, dance and deportment skills in 18th century Virginia, and participate in English country dances. email Darci

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