History Comes Alive Festival June 10-19, 2022

Get ready to laugh, cry and flat out have a great time at this Festival of non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. Daily live shows and more are performed in costume by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters. And most all the shows are FREE!

Step back in time and meet these brilliant Americans who stepped up to accept the challenges of their lifetimes.

And the thread that binds these individuals? All of them faced and accepted incredible challenges of their decade with resiliency and persistence. Their stories span the arts of war, politics, painting, social protest, and even deception. Hear their stories – ask them how their world changed – and why they accepted the gauntlet.

  • General Eisenhower – winning the war

  • Robert F. Kennedy – keeping the peace

  • Harry Houdini – taking the risk

  • Pauli Murray – confronting the law

  • Georgia O’Keeffe – creating a world

Stay tuned for the complete schedule. Live performances will be held outdoors in the evenings and indoors during the day. Some shows may be presented in a hybrid live and virtual. Shows will be presented in Greenville, Mauldin, and Spartanburg, SC – Brevard and Asheville, NC – Athens, GA.

  • Doug Mishler as General and President, Dwight Eisenhower
  • Leslie Goddard as Artist and Modernist, Georgia O’Keeffe
  • Jeremy Meier as Politician and Attorney General, Robert Kennedy
  • Becky Stone as Attorney and Priest, Pauli Murray
  • Larry Bounds as Magician and Skeptic, Harry Houdini

There will be great story-telling, lots to laugh about, and deep secrets revealed. You’ll laugh – you’ll cry – you’ll have lots of questions. And they’ll be answered. Bring your stories. Share your experiences. Get inspired. Because you’re a part of the show. It’s not just history – it’s personal.

Festival schedule will be announced in the near future. For more information:  caroline@HistoryComesAlive.org



June Festival Shows