Bring history to life with a historical performance by Trish Chambers Productions!


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AMERICAN HISTORY / AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY

WOMEN THROUGHOUT AMERICAN HISTORY

LITERARY WOMEN

EXPLORING OUR WORLD

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

MEMORY CARE SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

HOLIDAY SPECIALS

 

 

 

 

 






 

American History / African American History







Plays well anytime but ideal for African American History Month in February.


THE LEGEND OF THE FREEDOM QUILTS AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

Performed in period costume. This is one of our most popular programs. The presentation discusses the history, legends and personal stories that make up the rich heritage associated with the Underground Railroad. It explores how African traditions and the use of story cloths documented the history of tribes and set the stage for the slaves to learn the lessons needed for survival during their arduous journey to freedom. African slave songs (Spirituals) and the lessons contained in them are also discussed. Using a facsimile of a freedom quilt the presentation also shares one family's legend regarding the use of quilt patterns and the survival lessons associated with them.

The children's interactive performance stresses the concept of people helping people and has artifacts displayed for touching.


| SUITABLE FOR PRE-SCHOOL - ADULT | BOOKING INFO | GO BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

 

 



ALEXANDER HAMILTON - A MAN BEFORE HIS TIME

This presentation is the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of our country. It highlights the life of a brilliant immigrant and self-made man. The story is a timeline that traces his life from its meager beginnings of poverty and illegitimacy through his military, civic and political career to his untimely death in 1804. Alexander Hamilton introduced many concepts that are the basis of our government today. He also founded several institutions that are part of our current economy and society.

| SUITABLE FOR 4TH GRADE - ADULT | BOOKING INFO | GO BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

 

 





1940: A DOORWAY TO THE FUTURE

A nostalgic journey back to the 1940s. Explore how that era laid the foundation for the social, technical and cultural changes that have shaped the world we live in today.

The women of the 1940's planted the seeds for the feminist movements of the sixties. The arts opened the door for Icons of music, launched literary careers, and introduced us to the future superstars of stage and screen.

Drawing on the necessities of World War ll, medicine and science made meteoric advances paving the way for space travel, nuclear medicine, and the conquest of diseases that were death sentences only a few decades ago.

1940's fashionS showcase the combination of elegance and modernity. The 40s drove changes in our behavior and thinking that provided the inroads for changes in law and approach to civil rights.

Trish Chambers Productions' presentation will discuss these topics and more as we explore this exciting era vs. our world today. Performed in period costume.

| SUITABLE FOR 6TH GRADE - ADULT | BOOKING INFO | GO BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

 

 






 

Women Throughout American History

All the following programs are ideal for Women’s History Month in March.







WOMEN JUSTICES OF THE U.S. SUPREME COURT

It took 191 years after the founding of the Supreme Court for the first woman to be allowed to become part of that august body.

Four magnificent women have achieved the position of Supreme Court Justice to date. Join Trish Chambers Productions in a fascinating introduction to these accomplished jurists. Meet Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Learn how their unique personality and determination enabled them to break the glass ceiling to take their place in history, as they vote to clarify the intentions of the founding fathers regarding the United States Constitution.

This program also introduces the audience to the traditions and history of the Supreme Court.


| SUITABLE FOR 6TH GRADE - ADULT | BOOKING INFO | GO BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

 

 







FOUR AMAZING JUSTICES

This program provides an in-depth look into the lives of the four amazing women who have achieved the highest judicial honor: to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Each woman comes from a different socio-economic and cultural background. All have had to overcome prejudice, social barriers and societal misconceptions. Each justice in her own distinctive way uses the law to influence and assure equal justice for all.

Great as a sequel to "Women Justices of the United States Supreme Court" or as a standalone performance


| SUITABLE FOR 6TH GRADE - ADULT | BOOKING INFO | GO BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

 

 









SUFFRAGE: THE FIGHT FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS

Women today enjoy many rights and privileges that their fore-bearers never knew. This program chronicles the fight for the woman's right to vote along with other rights that they were previously denied. An eye opening discussion of how we have gotten where we are and where we still need to go.   Meet the women who drove the fight to be recognized as U.S. citizens equally under the law.  Performed in period costume.


| SUITABLE FOR 6TH GRADE - ADULT | BOOKING INFO | GO BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

 

 







FIRST LADIES OF THE U.S. (1789-PRESENT)

The program introduces you to all of the First Ladies from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama. It discusses many interesting and informative facts about each woman's legacies, contributions and their various roles in the expansion of responsibilities associated with the office of First Lady. A fascinating look at an amazing group of women.

| SUITABLE FOR 4TH GRADE - ADULT | BOOKING INFO | GO BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

 

 




A perfect presentation for Veteran's Day.

ROSIE THE RIVETER AND HER SISTERS – THE WOMEN OF WORLD WAR II

Rosie the Riveter is the story of the women who sustained our nation and her troops during WWII. Rosie and her sisters changed America forever, not only by their work during the war but also by expanding the presence of women in the workplace, the arts and professions. The presentation explores how they proved their capabilities by stepping into the places of the men who went to war, what they accomplished in jobs and situations that were considered outside the sphere of women, and how they paved the way for the feminist revolution of the 60's. Performed in costume.

| SUITABLE FOR 4TH GRADE - ADULT | BOOKING INFO | GO BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

 

 





FLAPPERS – WOMEN OF THE 1920'S

It was a period of American history that drove significant changes in how society perceived and accepted women. It was also a time of meteoric growth for our country and its women. The presentation discusses the emergence of American women from the demure Gibson Girl to the flashy Flapper. Also discussed are the impacts of WWI on society, the influences of literature, movies and art on how women were perceived and the fashion of the time. Performed in period costume.

| SUITABLE FOR 6TH GRADE - ADULT | BOOKING INFO | GO BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

 

 





WOMEN AT THE TURN OF THE 20th CENTURY (1880-1920)

At the turn of the 20th century society's perception of women was in transition, due to the changes going on in the country. Technology, urbanization and immigration are driving changes in the social and economic status of women. The presentation discusses their advancement into the professions, arts and business. It discuses how women take the initiative to drive social change and innovative approaches to serious social issues like health, public welfare and suffrage while improving their own position in society. Performed in period costume.


| SUITABLE FOR 6TH GRADE - ADULT | BOOKING INFO | GO BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

 

 






CIVIL WAR WOMEN - THEIR ROLES AND LEGACIES

Performing in period costume Trish Chambers tells a story that takes the listener into the world of Civil War Women. A world that became more complex than knitting socks and baking bread. They were left behind to fend for themselves, to manage homes, businesses and plantations. Roles, which up until the war that had been traditionally performed by men. The presentation discusses changes in society, economics and traditions that would redefine the roles of women forever. Explore the amazing accomplishments of these brave women of the North and South who supported the war effort as nurses, spies, soldiers, government workers, authors, lecturers and fundraisers. Discover how their will to survive the war and to create a future for themselves and their families drove them from their traditional roles and into a new world for women. See how their legacies paved a pathway for women of the future.

| SUITABLE FOR 5TH GRADE - ADULT | BOOKING INFO | GO BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

 

 





WOMEN SOLDIERS AND SPIES OF THE CIVIL WAR

This presentation addresses those women who chose to become soldiers and spies during the Civil War. See how their ingenuity and society's perception of them allowed them to perform successfully in both these endeavors. Learn why they selected the path they did and how they were able to function effectively as soldiers and influence history as spies. Discover how their will to survive the war and to create a future for themselves and their families drove them from their traditional roles and into a new world for women. Performed in period costume.

| SUITABLE FOR 5TH GRADE - ADULT | BOOKING INFO | GO BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

 

 






 

Literary Women

The following programs are suitable for April... Authors Month!

 




LOUISA MAY ALCOTT - PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN

Who was Louisa May Alcott? How did the society in which she grew up influence her writing, her beliefs, and her behavior. Explore her life as she grows from the rebellious child to an icon of American literature, following a life plan of her own design. This discussion introduces you to what made Louisa May Alcott the imaginative and creative woman she was.

| SUITABLE FOR 6TH GRADE - ADULT | BOOKING INFO | GO BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

 



EMILY DICKINSON - THE WOMAN

Though few of her poems were published during her lifetime, Emily Dickinson became one of America's most prolific and well-known poets. Her poetry is esoteric and haunting, at times hard to comprehend, but always containing a message, opinion, or statement of who she was and how she saw the world. We will discuss the life experiences and the social world that created both the woman and the poet. Performed in Period Costume.

| SUITABLE FOR 6TH GRADE - ADULT | BOOKING INFO | GO BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

 




JANE AUSTEN - HER LIFE & TIMES

The presentation will cover the realities of English Society at the time of Jane Austen's life and literary career. It will discuss what a woman's life was like at the time, what was expected of her and what options were open to her. The performance will explore how Jane Austen portrayed society in her 6 major works, how the personalities of her heroines developed over the span of her novels and how events and experiences of her personal life are reflected in her writing. Some opinions on why her work is still so popular today. Performed in Period Costume.

| SUITABLE FOR 6TH GRADE - ADULT | BOOKING INFO | GO BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

 

 




 

EXPLORING OUR WORLD




AUSTRALIA

For children pre-school age to 6 years, we do an Australian Cultural story.  The animals, native stories and some minor geography will be covered. For the children 7 and above, a more in-depth discussion of the geography, history, culture and information on the Great Barrier Reef. For both groups: pictures and a discussion of the unique animals and marine life living in Australia.

The adult performance expands to include Australian History and Aboriginal culture. Performed in Period Costume.


| SUITABLE FOR PRE-SCHOOL - 6TH GRADE | BOOKING INFO | GO BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

 

 





BEACONS OF THE NIGHT

Why lighthouses are painted the way they are. What was life like for a lighthouse keeper? What are Fresnel Lenses? What is a range light?
Trish Chambers will discuss these and many other interesting and historical facts and legends about lighthouses.



| SUITABLE FOR 4TH GRADE - ADULT | BOOKING INFO | GO BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

 


 

 



 

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
• Each Presentation is Adjusted for Grade Level and Age •



All Adult programs are suitable for high school age students.
We will be happy to work with teachers to tailor the programs to match their classroom learning.
Each of the programs available adjusted for children are listed below.
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THE LEGEND OF THE FREEDOM QUILTS AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

| SUITABLE FOR PRE-SCHOOL TO MIDDLE SCHOOL |

 

ALEXANDER HAMILTON: A MAN BEFORE HIS TIME

| SUITABLE FOR 5TH GRADE TO MIDDLE SCHOOL |

 

ROSIE THE RIVETER

| SUITABLE FOR 5TH GRADE TO MIDDLE SCHOOL |

 

WOMEN SOLDIERS AND SPIES OF THE CIVIL WAR

| SUITABLE FOR 5TH GRADE TO MIDDLE SCHOOL |

 

PILGRIMS: THE FULL STORY

| SUITABLE FOR PRE-SCHOOL TO MIDDLE SCHOOL |

 

AUSTRALIA

| SUITABLE FOR PRE-SCHOOL TO MIDDLE SCHOOL |

 

HOLIDAY SPECIALS

| SUITABLE FOR THIRD GRADE TO SIXTH GRADE |

 

 

 




PILGRIMS: THE FULL STORY

Who were the Pilgrims? How did they establish the colony that is the foundation for the "New World". This is the story of how the pilgrims established a 50 year relationship with the Native Americans who helped the pilgrims survive and prosper. The presentation is performed in period costume with artifacts representing the period. Hear about the myths and facts that are associated with this great American holiday and the unique people who founded our traditions. Children and senior performances are interactive.

| SUITABLE FOR PRE-SCHOOL - 6TH GRADE | BOOKING INFO | GO BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

 



 


CHILDREN'S STORY TELLING

Children's books read by Trish. Seasonal stories (Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc.) or stories on specific items the client wants discussed. Performed in Period Costume.

| SUITABLE FOR PRE-SCHOOL - 6TH GRADE | BOOKING INFO | GO BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

 

 


 



THE LEGEND OF THE FREEDOM QUILTS AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

The children's performance stresses the concept of people helping people. The presentation discusses the history, legends and personal stories that make up the rich heritage associated with the Underground Railroad. We also introduce African Traditions brought by early slaves to the United States. African slave songs (Spirituals) and the lessons contained in them are also discussed. Using a facsimile of a freedom quilt the presentation also shares one family's legend regarding the use of quilt patterns and the survival lessons associated with them. Performed in Period Costume.

| SUITABLE FOR PRE-SCHOOL - 6TH GRADE | BOOKING INFO | GO BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

 

 

 




 

MEMORY CARE SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

Trish Chambers Productions offers programs based on the Montessori Method of teaching.  These "Memory Care" programs are interactive with the audience.  Additionally, these programs have artifacts that the audience is able to touch and feel. These are outstanding programs for senior residents with special needs.

Each of the programs that offer this interactivity are listed below. Click on the name of the program to read the program description. Then simply hit your browser's "BACK" arrow to return back here to the list:

AUSTRALIA

PILGRIMS: THE FULL STORY

STORYTELLING

HOLIDAY STORIES & GAMES

 

 




 

HOLIDAY SPECIALS
• Each Presentation is Adjusted for Grade Level and Age and are Interactive•







PILGRIMS: THE FULL STORY

Who were the Pilgrims? How did they establish the colony that is the foundation for the "New World". This is the story of how the pilgrims established a 50 year relationship with the Native Americans who helped the pilgrims survive and prosper. The presentation is performed in period costume with artifacts representing the period. Hear about the myths and facts that are associated with this great American holiday and the unique people who founded our traditions. Senior performances are interactive.

| SUITABLE FOR HIGH-SCHOOL - ADULT | BOOKING INFO | GO BACK TO TOP OF PAGE





 




CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS

Trish Chambers Productions has researched the traditions of 75 countries around the world and has put together a most fascinating discussion about Christmas. Discover the origins of many of our modern Christmas customs, where they came from and how they are blended with ancient rituals, how different countries celebrate the holiday, what different symbols like trees, bells, colors and plants mean.

Find out how some of the most cherished Christmas stories like "The Night Before Christmas", "Rudolph" and "Frosty" came to be.


| SUITABLE FOR 6TH GRADE THROUGH ADULT | BOOKING INFO | GO BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

 

 




OLD CHRISTMAS

Based on Washington Irving's Sketch Book. A nostalgic look back at the way a traditional Victorian Christmas was celebrated in the 1820's. The program highlights where the traditions come from and how some of those traditions have been carried into America's celebrations. The program takes 45 minutes to 1 hour and is enhanced with PowerPoint slides of Randolph Caldecott's original illustrations. Performed in period costume.

The program can be a holiday event when coupled with a Victorian tea party.


| SUITABLE FOR 6TH GRADE THROUGH ADULT | BOOKING INFO | GO BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

 







HOLIDAY STORIES & GAMES

This program is a holiday story event where the audience participates in telling the season's favorites like the 12 Days of Christmas, A Visit From St. Nick and other special stories about the traditions of the season.

A tea party enhances the program. (We can work with you to tailor your story session to your group.)

| SUITABLE FOR PRE-SCHOOL - 6TH GRADE | BOOKING INFO | GO BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

 


To Inquire about our Booking Procedure, Availability, Performance Fees and Multiple Presentation Discounts
CALL TRISH CHAMBERS PRODUCTIONS at 1-609-698-0964


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