When history comes alive, we learn more about who we are and where we come from. That’s why, this year, part of the Barron Arts Center’s winter and spring programming is the center’s “History Alive” series, a mix of concerts, performing arts and lectures that are all about digging into the history of New Jersey and beyond.

Starting this month, the series begins with “A Visit With Abraham Lincoln” on Wednesday, February 6th, in which Bob Gleason portrays the country’s sixteenth president as a “self-taught, determined, highly individualistic man who rose from poverty.” The series continues next month with “A Constitutional Debate: Thomas Jefferson vs. Alexander Hamilton,” coming on March 6th. This performance reenacts the central tensions between two of our nation’s founding fathers, who wrestled over their differing visions of state and federal power, the framing of the constitution, banking and the people’s voice. Later in the month, on March 15th, look forward to a performance by Spook Handy & the Seed Planters, bringing American Folk Music to life.

For more information on these performances or to learn how to purchase tickets, explore the Barron Arts Center’s winter/spring calendar.

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