South Coast Historical Associates offers a variety of living history programs for schools, senior centers, libraries and other venues. Our programs can be customized to suit the needs of the organization.
17th Century Fur Trading Post
Past programs include Bourne Historical Society, Lowell Textile Museum, Harwich Historical Society, Franklin Library, Somerset Historical Society, Soule Homestead, and the Daughters of the Amercian Revolution, Jamestown, Virgina 400th Anniversary.
Mr. David Jennings is an accomplished performer who has been visiting elementary, middle and high schools for over 15 years. David has developed a teaching style that children of all ages as well as adults quickly respond to and appreciate. His military background and knowledge of battles, tactics and the weaponry of three centuries adds an essential element to our programs. His collection of reproduction weaponry is extensive and brings a three dimensional aspect to historical interpretations.
David is President of the Lafayette Durfee House Museum, Fall River, Massachusetts, President of the Berkley Historical Society and a member of the following living history organizations; Brigade of the American Revolution, Harmon’s Snowshoe Company, Benjamin Church’s Company, and the 28th Massachusetts Volunteers. David has been a cast member of the WGBH Boston series “Making of America” and WGBH Boston series John and Abigail Adams”. He assisted with the development and implementation of the Fall River Elementary School History Enrichment Programs funded by the 21st Century Community Grant.
Hallie Larkin had been re-enacting and creating costumes for over 12 years starting with the American Civil War then retreating further back in time until finally reaching the 17th century. Hallie has specialized in recreating museum quality 18th century costumes and operates her own business “At the Sign of the Golden Scissors”, traveling to 18th century events in the New England, Middle and Southern colonies. Please visit the Millinery Shop and Costume Gallery for examples of her work and current items available for sale.
She is a member of Costume Society of American and is currently serving as the Vice President, Northeast Region I. Hallie is a founding member of the “Ladies of Refined Taste”, a group of highly motivated women who present a series of workshops and lectures on 18th Century costume known as “The Hive” held at the Minute Man National Park in Lexington, Massachusetts.