Members of the professional acting troup The Maryland Historical Society Players will bring historical figures back to life.
Visit the Maryland Historical Society on the weekends to watch the act of the day, and to take a tour with the character.
Guided, 30-minute tours are held at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., with 15-minute living history performances at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through June 3.
"Audience members will experience the Pratt Street Riots and explore humanities themes, including slavery, freedom, causes of the Civil War, states; rights, race relations, political diisions within families, women;s roles, and perspectives of social justice," according to a news release from the society.
Visitors can interact with the characters in discussions after performances, and during the tours.
Admission to the performances and tours is free with the regular $6 museum entry fee.
Here is the schedule of living history performances depicting Maryland-based characters:
Saturday, April 21—Christian Fleetwood
Sunday, April 22—John Wilkes Booth
Saturday, April 28—Clara Barton
Sunday, April 29—Ned Rich
Saturday, May 5—Rebecca Davis
Sunday, May 6—Ned Rich
Saturday, May 12—Harriet Tubman
Sunday, May 13—John Wilkes Booth
Saturday, May 19—Rebecca Davis
Sunday, May 20—Clara Barton
Saturday, May 26—John Wilkes Booth
Sunday, May 27—Christian Fleetwood
Saturday, June 2—Ned Rich
Sunday, June 3—Harriet Tubman