Hello! My name is Joseph Smith. I am a Performing Artist of Living History

Hello! My name is Joseph Smith. I am a Performing Artist of Living History

Hello! My name is Joseph Smith. I am a Performing Artist of Living HistoryHello! My name is Joseph Smith. I am a Performing Artist of Living History

Augustin Fresnel

Augustin Fresnel: Through A New Lens

Augustin Fresnel : Through A New Lens is a Living History portrayal of one man’s fascination with “finding the solution to the many questions in the inexhaustible range of science”. His journey reveals a lifetime of personal challenges, scientific curiosity, and innovative achievements. Fresnel's courage and perseverance, along with guidance from his mentor, Francois Arago, unfolds in an engaging story that brings to life Augustin Fresnel's personal legacy of "illuminating the seas, saving lives and creating new light in new venues yet to come." 


Upcoming Performances
2020 Michigan Lighthouse Festival - August 7th


Recent Performances

Florida Lighthouse Association Fall Meeting - Amelia Island, Fl. October 2019
2019 Michigan Lighthouse Festival - August 2019

American Lighthouse Foundation Annual Gala - April 2019

Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society - November 2018 & 2017
Montauk Lighthouse - August 2018
2018 International Lighthouse Conference - Michigan Lighthouse Alliance
Horton Point Lighthouse (Southold Historical Society)
New London Maritime Society/Custom House Maritime Museum
National Lighthouse Museum 

Joseph Smith as Augustin Fresnel at Fire Island Lighthouse (Photo courtesy of Leon Gurinsky)

Joseph Smith as Augustin Fresnel at Fire Island Lighthouse (Photo courtesy of Leon Gurinsky)