Sign interpretation is provided at several Chautauqua History Alive shows.

All Chautauqua sign-interpreted shows are absolutely FREE!

Historic figures you have only read about in books appear onstage, and you can question them – no holds barred!

Questions from the Deaf Community are encouraged and will be signed. Two interpreters sign at each show. Sign interpretation provided by Katy Schneider’s Interpreter Express.

If you would like to reserve seating near the sign interpreters, please call 864-244-1499 or email caroline@HistoryComesAlive.org


Teddy Roosevelt
Portrayed by Doug Mishler
Sunday February 2 at 2:00 pm

 Cost: Free |  asl Sign Interpreted
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Wade Hampton High School, 100 Pine Knoll Dr, Greenville, SC 29607

To reserve seating neat the sign interpreters, call 864-244-1499 or email caroline@HistoryComesAlive.org

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Benjamin Franklin
Portrayed by Larry Bounds
Friday June 12 at 7:30 pm

 Cost: Free |  asl Sign Interpretation
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Under the Chautauqua Tent at Greenville Technical College, 506 S Pleasantburg Dr,  Greenville, SC  (Use 800 E. Faris Rd entrance)

If weather is inclement, you will be directed from the tent to an indoor auditorium behind the tent.

To reserve seating near the sign interpreters, call 864-244-1499 or email caroline@HistoryComesAlive.org


Thomas Edison
Portrayed by Hank Fincken
Saturday June 13 at 2:00 pm

 Cost: Free |  asl Sign Interpreted
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Christ Church School Hartness Performing Arts Center, 245 Cavalier Dr, Greenville, SC – Off Mauldin Rd (I-85 exit 46) between S Pleasantburg and Fairforest Way. From Mauldin Rd turn at the Lil’Cricket/Marathon gas station (Cavalier Dr.) If you get to Conestee Nature Center (former Municipal baseball stadium) you’ve gone too far.

To reserve seating near the sign interpreters, call 864-244-1499 or email caroline@HistoryComesAlive.org


Nikola Tesla
Portrayed by Ian Ruskin
Sunday June 14 at 2:00 pm

 Cost: Free |  asl Sign Interpreted
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Christ Church School Hartness Performing Arts Center, 245 Cavalier Dr, Greenville, SC – Off Mauldin Rd (I-85 exit 46) between S Pleasantburg and Fairforest Way. From Mauldin Rd turn at the Lil’Cricket/Marathon gas station (Cavalier Dr.) If you get to Conestee Nature Center (former Municipal baseball stadium) you’ve gone too far.

To reserve seating near the sign interpreters, call 864-244-1499 or email caroline@HistoryComesAlive.org


Rosa Parks
Portrayed by Becky Stone
Saturday June 20 at 2:00 pm

 Cost: Free |  asl Sign Interpretation
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Christ Church School Hartness Performing Arts Center, 245 Cavalier Dr, Greenville, SC – Off Mauldin Rd (I-85 exit 46) between S Pleasantburg and Fairforest Way. From Mauldin Rd turn at the Lil’Cricket/Marathon gas station (Cavalier Dr.) If you get to Conestee Nature Center (former Municipal baseball stadium) you’ve gone too far.

To reserve seating near the sign interpreters, call 864-244-1499 or email caroline@HistoryComesAlive.org


Hedy Lamarr
Portrayed by Judith Kaalora
Sunday June 21 at 2:00 pm

 Cost: Free |  asl Sign Interpretation
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Christ Church School Hartness Performing Arts Center, 245 Cavalier Dr, Greenville, SC – Off Mauldin Rd (I-85 exit 46) between S Pleasantburg and Fairforest Way. From Mauldin Rd turn at the Lil’Cricket/Marathon gas station (Cavalier Dr.) If you get to Conestee Nature Center (former Municipal baseball stadium) you’ve gone too far.

To reserve seating near the sign interpreters, call 864-244-1499 or email caroline@HistoryComesAlive.org