My living history programs of Frederick Law Olmsted, Augustin Fresnel, Philip Freneau, and Young Abe Lincoln are available to museums, historical societies, libraries & cultural organizations. Do you have someone from history with a compelling story that you would like to see performed for your audience & organization? Let's see what's possible! I look forward to hearing from you.
New Jersey, United States
Living History portrayal of Augustin Fresnel, Inventor of the Fresnel lens for lighthouses throughout the world.
Performances are 35-40 minutes followed by audience Q&A/discussion.
Photo credit: Donna Dimino
Performances are customized for projects designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, which means I add and incorporate the highlights of Olmsted's experience with the specific project.
Projects designed by his nephew/stepson John Charles Olmsted and Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. are presented with the original performance.
Joseph Smith as Frederick Law Olmsted, Preview Performance for Friends of Olmsted-Beil House
June 2021 (Photo credit: Eileen Monreale, FOBH)
Joseph Smith, Performing Artist of Living History as Philip Freneau
2012 New Jersey State History Fair.
Photo credit: Jonathan Carlucci