Category: Untold History

My backpack.

As an international theatre company, we are fortunate enough to get to travel a lot. I always feel blessed whenever I pack my bag, and we head to the car, the train station, or the airport, because I am getting to live my dream and explore places and history that I might otherwise have never Read More

Alix Alberta, whats in a name?

In the history of Live History, we have performed in so many cities and towns that I had never heard of.  One of the coolest parts of the job was learning about these places! As with any of our shows, we try to learn as much about our short term adopted home away from home Read More

Legends of Laurier House

Did you know that one of the first speeding tickets issued in Canada hangs in Laurier House in Ottawa? It’s true! It was issued on February 8th in 1910 for going at a breakneck speed of over 16km an hour. Oh, it was issued to Zoe Laurier the wife of former Prime Minister Wilfred Laurier. Read More

Untold Secrets: HMCS Haida – Tribal Class Destroyer

I’m going to let you in on an old Live History trade secret… I dare say it’s my favourite of all of Live History’s secrets.  The entire crew of the Canadian of the tribal class destroyer ship HMCS Haida became honorary Texans. On November 9th, 1949 the ship saved the co-pilot and crew of a Read More

Meeting Your Heroes

All my life I’ve wanted to be a cowboy. Sure, some (if not all) of the inspiration behind such a dream came from a childhood (and bordering on unhealthy) love of Clint Eastwood flicks and Lincoln Logs. I’d imagine while I played outside that I was alone on the prairie, with only my faithful horse Read More

Picturing the Picturesque

That can’t be real… This thought (as well as a series of others that I’ll spare you the details of here), is one I have had more often than not over the course of my time at Live History. While it is true that we often come across incredible feats and stories in the research Read More

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