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Chicagoland resident, Rebecca Tulloch, has been presenting living history presentations for nearly 20 years performing for museums, libraries, schools, and other civic organizations. Rebecca holds a Bachelors Degree in History and a Masters in Management from Northern Illinois University.
Rebecca offers entertaining and audience interactive presentations highlighting relevant moments from our history; from Jackie Cochran and the Fly Girls of WW2; the history of the real Rockford Peaches women’s baseball team portrayed in the film, “A League of Their Own”; the use of Wet Plate Photography during the American Civil War; the Life of Louisa May Alcott as an Author and her time as a Civil War Nurse during the American Civil War; the Life of Abigail Adams during the American Revolution; and others. For Halloween, Rebecca offers a Family Friendly interactive presentation sure to leave audiences wondering if a ghost had made an appearance during her talk about 19th century spiritualism in her popular “Spirits and Seances” presentation. Rebecca also offers demonstrations of an 18th century Spinning Wheel and the firing of an American Revolutionary War/Civil War Coehorn Mortar while portraying Molly Pitcher at the Battle of Monmouth in 1778.
Rebecca weaves her various life knowledge into her program such as her experience as an licensed private pilot, a professional video photographer, and the manager a women’s vintage WW2 softball living history league; where by adding a depth of knowledge and experience that go beyond the words on the pages of history books, thus connecting with audiences of varying ages and settings.
Each program typically last about 60 minutes followed by questions and discussion time. Most programs can be customized for varying ages from elementary school children through adults; and for shorter lengths to facilitate school class schedules or other timing requirements. For more details on these programs and others, references, and other inquiries, please visit www.prairiestarproductions.com or call (630)736-8846.
List of most Popular Programs:
Peaches and Baseball; The Fly Girls of WWII; Wet Plate Photography and the American Civil War; Spirits and Seances; Louise May Alcott and her time as a Civil War Nurse; Abigail Adams and the American Revolution.
Demonstrations: 18th Century Spinning Wheel & Coehorn Mortar Firing with Molly Pitcher.
Ensemble Presentation: Letters of the American Civil War, presented with Mr. Phil Lauricella; 30 letters are read by Rebecca and Phil dressed in Civil War attire from both the battlefield and the home front with accompanying video footage.
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