History First Hand Character


Cause Areas


Sat Apr 01, 2017 - Sat Dec 30, 2017


714 North Portage PathAkron, OH 44303


  1. Program Overview

    1. History First Hand consists of a group of talented individuals who portray socialites, businessmen and domestic staff in 1920.

    2. These characters are fictional but their roles and responsibilities in society all relate back to the Seiberling family in one way or another.

  2. Volunteer Qualifications

    1. Target audience - retired educations and administrators; students pursuing degrees in history, education, and language arts.

    2. Preferred skills to include public speaking, theatre/acting, research and writing.

  3. Training Overview

    1. All HFH participants must participate and successfully complete the Tier One training program. (training details to be provided during interview of prospective volunteers)

    2. 2017 Tier One training dates:

      1. May 3rd, 10th & 17th

      2. September 6th, 13th & 20th

      3. All trainings meet in the Manor House from 5:30-8pm

    3. Trainees will be provided with a character portfolio. This portfolio will provide them with the necessary information specific to a character (domestic staff, socialite, business associate). Trainees will take this information and weave personal experience and family history into it to complete their character development.

  4. HFH Opportunities include:

    1. Vintage Days

    2. Outreach and Educational Programming (APS "Meet the Staff" Days and Speaker’s Bureau)

    3. Public Programs

    4. Specialty/VIP Tour


  • Research
  • History
  • Acting
  • Public Speaking
  • Interpreter
  • Teaching / Instruction

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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