Category: Untold History

The amazing history of Charlton House

Over the past seven years, it has been my privilege to write the majority of our shows. This also means that I’ve done quite a bit of research and learned some amazing things. The drawback to all of this learning is the fact that for each of our shows, there is only so much info Read More

The story of a moment in time

A look at our past that will be spoken about in the future.  We here at Live History thought it would be fun to give another teaser of next week’s blog and see if you can guess what is happening.  Last week, we spoke about a photo taken from our first show in our first Read More

Raise a glass to the past!

Recently I wrote about traditional foods that characters from our past shows may have eaten. Well if one eats one must also drink right? So this week I thought it would be fun to continue with that theme and do a top five list of traditional drinks that may have been enjoyed in some of Read More

YUM! Dinner Tables Through Time!

Food is one those things that binds us all, no matter where we are from, geographically and historically. No matter where or when we were born, we all have to eat.  We all have favourite or least favourite foods. When we research our shows, we look for the major elements of peoples lives in which Read More

7 of the world’s most unique museums.

 One of my favourite things about writing for Live History is getting to find out about all the unique museums there are in the world. In this blog, I decided to briefly talk about seven of them that we feel should not be missed! 1 – The first one I wanted to take a look Read More

But what will I wear?

One of the most common questions we get as part of the Live History team is “What about costumes?”. With a regular roster of almost 20 actors that are very different from each other, and theatrical seasons that cover anywhere from the late 1200s to the late 1900s (and counting), it can be a little Read More

Historical Zoom Meetings

As the world changes, Live History has had to adapt, as many other companies have done. Before all of this, email seemed to be the top of our technical skills. When the pandemic hit, we knew that we had to learn a lot. Don’t get me wrong, we could churn butter or use an abacus Read More

Mr. Mackenzie, I presume?

On my very first tour with Live History, I didn’t know what to expect. I had only done one show with them prior. It was a gala in Whitby, featuring a wide array of historical characters at a very snazzy event. The people there were a mix of experience Live History performers and new comers, Read More

Observations of Observational Towers

If you have never been to Niagara Falls Ontario, Canada, it’s much like any modern, medium sized city…with of course the obvious exception that it sits across the border from the United States of America and happens to have an amazing view of a waterfalls.  If working with Live History has taught me anything, it’s Read More

Pier 21: The start of something new

Since Live History started, we’ve been lucky enough to perform in castles, cities, trains, ships as well as other venues with such amazing histories.  In some cases the places we performed in were homes that were passed onto other families, or venues re-purposed.  A history ending while a new one begins. Live History has made Read More

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