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 an interpreter, museum educator,
historian, and information specialist who has performed and presented for
museums, libraries, schools, civic organizations, and festivals
throughout the Delaware Valley. Stacy is a popular speaker with the New
Jersey Council for the Humanities and 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. Stacy is also the author of Past
Into Present: Effective Techniques for First-Person Historical
Interpretation, University of North Carolina Press, 1998. She loves to
create intimate programs that combine storytelling, music, and period
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 Living
History New Jersey (Facebook) and @LivingHistoryNJ
And now, you can follow History on the Hoof on
Facebook at www.facebook.com/historyonthehoof.
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 25 years, David has worked at living history museums and 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. David's academic
credentials include graduate study at the College of William and Mary,
and he studied at Oxford as an undergraduate. David is a much requested
speaker with the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.
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
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 5/13/2016