Individuals or groups with expertise on a given subject or who portray historical characters or events for use with educators or students.
Speakers or Presenters
Award-winning author Debra L. Winegarten gives a compelling interactive lecture on the role of Oveta Culp Hobby, a Killeen native, and traces her life through the use of story-telling, photographs, and video as she recounts the tale of the Director of the Women's Army Corps, the first woman to earn the rank of Army colonel, and the second woman in the US appointed to a presidential cabinet-level position.
Living History Presentations by John Potter Jr. Mr. Potter has several personas, such as a frontiersman, a townsman, or a new orleans grey. Each persona has been carefully researched and each has its own story.
Mr. Potter is able to bring history to life in the classroom.
Bill Perryman, founder of History in Person Theater lives in San Antonio. In his presentations, he performs as Texas heros Sam Houston and William Barret Travis.
The Kwahadi Dancers are a unique youth performing group from the “Crown of Texas”, the Panhandle area of the Texas High Plains. In addition to regularly scheduled public shows at the Kiva, the Kwahadis present their colorful pageant of song, dance, and stories of the American Indian for tour buses groups, conventions, community events, youth camps, church events, fundraisers, museums, and community events nationwide.
We've had the privilege of presenting our Historical music at numerous regional school events as well as Living History community festivities. We perform acoustic music of the proper "era" (we are in the appropriate attire too) and we intertwine educational bits about the historical music and it's importance in their daily lives as well as in the military. We have hands-on activities for the students/audience members as well. Everyone loves our "Limberjack" (a toy replica from the 1790s) as he dances and is used for percussion during a couple of tunes.