History on the Hoof brings an authentic
and entertaining historical touch to your classroom, special event,
festival, or other occasion. Historical interpreters Stacy Roth and David
Emerson engage audiences of all ages through historically-based character
portrayals, songs, activities, and/or storytelling.
Stacy F. Roth is a freelance historical interpreter,
educator, vocalist, and musician (with a background in museums,
libraries, archives, and material culture) who combines her talents to
create multi-layered presentations that make history accessible and
engaging. She holds a BA in
History from Kean College of NJ, an MA in American Civilization from the
University of Pennsylvania, and an MLS from Rutgers. Ms. Roth is the
author of Past Into Present: Effective
Techniques for First-Person Historical Interpretation (University of
North Carolina Press, 1998).
Follow Stacy's Twitter tweets on the topic of Living History at @PastIntoPresent.
Stacy is a great enthusiast for New Jersey history and living history
events in the State. Together with several colleagues from the museum
community, she moderates the Living
History New Jersey Facebook page.
Looking for the updated appendix of historic sites and museums that
feature first-person interpretation from Past Into
Present formerly located at www.voicenet.com/~frstprsn/ALHFAM/fpsites.htm?
(Voicenet discontinued its hosting services in
2012) Find it HERE.
David Emerson makes his living by being a character. For
over 30 years, David has worked at living history museums as an
independent storyteller, teaching history through the eyes of a
"person of the past." He is a veteran of Colonial Williamsburg,
Plimoth Plantation, Morristown National
Historical Park, and the Old Barracks Museum. As an Irish Shannachie,
David is known for tales that are so convincing “you can almost smell the
peat.” David holds a BA in Philosophy from SUNY Oswego, with additional
study at Alvescot College, Oxford and the
College of William and Mary.
View two of David's video projects:
His appearance as Sergeant Matthew Smith in Light A Candle Films' "Battle of Bunker Hill"
(2009). David is the chap in the green coat and the striped waistcoat
with the New England dialect.
and as George Washington in New Jersey Network's "Ten
We are located Central Burlington County, NJ and Lower Bucks County,
PA. We travel throughout New Jersey and surrounding states.
on the Hoof on Facebook at www.facebook.com/historyonthehoof.
on the Hoof
Stacy F. Roth / B. David Emerson
P.O. Box 421
Burlington, NJ 08016
(609) 239-2706 (leave message)
historyonthehoof AT verizon.net
Email preferred for initial
contact for clarity of name and number.
Photo credits: Stacy with teacup by
Andrew Wilkinson of Wilkinson Media, "David MacCaffrey"
by Stacy Roth, "Rose Helen Niemiec, Welder" by John Niemiec,
David as George Washington by Tim Griscom.
page updated 10/10/2017