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Knox Museum presents History At Play

Deborah Sampson, first American female soldier, brings you the 'Revolution'
Jul 02, 2020
Photo by: Bjorn Bolinder–Find The Light Photography/N-YHS Judith Kalaora as Deborah Sampson in "A Revolution of Her Own!," one of many historic figures in the company’s repertoire.

Thomaston — History At PlayTM, LLC (HAP, LLC) has garnered nationwide attention for their one-woman, living history performances, chronicling the lives of legendary women who changed society. "A Revolution of Her Own!TM"—the inspirational story of America’s first female soldier Deborah Sampson—has been performed more than 1,000 times in cities across the country, receiving accolades from journalists, actors, and historians alike and earning the honor as an Official Selection of the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City.

Now, HAP, LLC brings Deborah Sampson’s incredible story direct to the comfort of your home via a LIVESTREAM performance on Thursday, July 23. Zoom opens at 6 p.m. with the performance starting at 6:30 p.m. This family-friendly fundraising event is sponsored by the General Henry Knox Museum. The LIVESTREAM production of "A Revolution of Her Own!TM" is approximately 60 minutes, followed by real-time audience Q&A. Suitable for all ages. HAP, LLC brings the vibrancy of theatrical performance directly into your home—conducted in authentic period wardrobe, with vintage props, and professionally designed sets. Performance tickets are available through the Knox Museum website at, and are $15 per household, payable online by credit card. The link for livestreaming will be provided to paid guests prior to the performance. For more information, please see or call 207-354-8062.

This immersive solo performance of "A Revolution of Her Own!TM" features HAP, LLC’s Founder and Artistic Director Judith Kalaora as Deborah Samson [Sampson], the first woman to enlist, to fight, and to be honorably discharged from the American Military. This hour-long program chronicles her life: An indentured servant by age five, Deborah grew up in a man's world, where women were naught but second-class citizens. Without the ability to vote or to own property, Deborah knew her options were limited; breaking the rules may be necessary to accomplish a greater goal in life. Experience Deborah Sampson's arduous upbringing, one and a half years of active combat, and success as the first female professional soldier through interactive stories. Deborah's passion will take you back in time! Program includes simulated violence. Viewer discretion advised.

The General Henry Knox Museum (dba Knox Museum) honors the life, times, and legacy of Henry Knox; the heritage of Montpelier; and the veterans and families who have served, and continue to serve, our nation. The museum had planned to present this performance live at The Strand Theatre in Rockland, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic that will not be possible. This virtual evening serves as an important fundraiser for 2020, and organizers invite you to join them in helping to keep the legacy of Henry Knox and his role in the founding of our country alive through this difficult time. Museum staff look forward to next summer when they can welcome the public safely back to the museum and thank them in person for their generosity. For more information, contact the museum at or 207-354-8062. Visit to learn more about the performance company.


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