First of all we would like to congratulate Robin Maycock and Alex Mussler for being appointed to the Historic Interpretations, Inc. Board. They will join Lucy Ringland, Marie Berry, Krissina Newcomb, Jennie Gunther, Rebecca Blum, and Beth Roberts Elsharkawy on the Board, along with Jaclyn Stevens whom has officially become Board President after two years as interim.
The coming 2017 year holds a lot of opportunity and potential for Historic Interpretations, as we consider it to be a rebuilding year, focused on community outreach and building our volunteer base and their skills.
We are also excited to close out our year of events with the 30th Annual Historic Hillsborough Neighborhood Tour, a Victorian Celebration just in time for the holiday season. Much is to come for Historic Interpretations, and we are honored that you are here with us.
This is definitely going to be a special year for Historic Interpretations, Inc.. We have new and exciting events on the way, as well as opportunities for performers and volunteers alike.
Education Trip Series
We plan to continue our Education Trip Series with destinations such as the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, VA - a replica of the Globe Theatre in London and home of the American Shakespeare Center, as well as trips to local historical sites and hands on adventures. If you want to be one of the first to know when these events are happening, take a moment and complete this short form --> CLICK HERE.
Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball
This year marks the 5th annual Historic Interpretations, Inc. Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball, to be held on February 14th at the Parish Center of Cary from 7pm to 11pm. This is our only fundraiser opportunity to support our history education programs and each and every year it just keeps getting bigger and better!
Admission includes a sumptuous three-course meal inspired by traditional New Orleans recipes and unlimited drinks - including soda, wine and beer. This year we have brought back the Moore Square Dixielanders, in combination with DJ provided top 40 tunes. Event photography, door prizes, a costume contest, live performers, raffles and a silent auction will round out the evening's festivities!
VIP packages and tables are available, including deals considering it IS Valentine's Day!
Historic Interpretations' Music and
Dance Performance Guildes
Historic Interpretations offers bi-weekly instructions in Historic Music and Dance, focusing on both the court and country music and dance of the Renaissance and the Colonial America. This group frequently perform at our events at festivals, historic sites and other venues. We invite all ages and skill levels to join us every alternating Thursday from 6:30PM - 8:30pm. Our classes are located at Restoration Church 11001 Raven Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27614. AND IT'S FREE!
We are in the midst of finalizing our 2015 Theatre Season and encourage anyone interested in auditioning or volunteering to be part of the production to go ahead and sign-up to our hiSTORY Stage list so you can be the first to get our updated information!
History CON, 2015 - April 11th & 12th
We are proud to announce our first ever, FREE, History convention for Historic Interpretations, Inc. volunteers and the public. But space is limited, so you will want to claim your spot now! This one-of-a-kind event will provide workshops, including: creating personas for first person interpretations, costuming, 16th and 18th century games and entertainment, including music and dance, food and alcohol workshops, military seminars and hands-on educational activities for all ages.
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There is onsite camping available and lunch and dinner on Saturday will be provided. Sunday will feature the opportunity to participate in a Market Fair where you can trade, sell, and/or exchange garb, costumes, and accessories. We are looking for knowledgable folks to lead sessions as well, so if you are interested in either of these opportunities, let us know.
With all the exciting things coming our way in 2015, please consider how you will support Historic Interpretations, Inc. We are a non-profit that is only as successful as its volunteers, YOU, and we look forward to building our HI community as we continue to grow! Happy 2015.
It has been a few years in the making, but Historic Interpretations is proud to debut its first film, "Let Tyrants Fear" an interpretation of the speech and battle at Tilbury.
This inaugural project for the HI film division began in the summer of 2011. Thanks to our volunteers and historic experts, HI took on the task of recreating Queen Elizabeth I's speech to the Troops at Tilbury, delivered on the ninth of August, 1588 in preparation for repelling the expected invasion by the Spanish Armada.
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