My living history programs of Frederick Law Olmsted, Augustin Fresnel, Philip Freneau, and Young Abe Lincoln are available to museums, historical societies, lighthouses, schools and public gardens. 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
Photo credit: Eileen Monreale, Friends of Olmsted-Beil House
Joseph Smith, Performing Artist of Living History as Philip Freneau
2012 New Jersey State History Fair.
Photo credit: Jonathan Carlucci