Collaborate with Us

Did you know you can contract History Alive, Inc. to provide actors, costumes, props and location scouting services for your television, film or custom designed projects?

Services We Offer

Available to Television, Film, Theatre and Custom Designed Programs

At various live events, our actors have portrayed people from many different episodes of New England history including:

  • Charlotte Forten

  • Sarah Parker Remond

  • William Howard Taft

  • Hugh Hall

  • Louisa Loring

  • Anne Bradstreet

  • Mary Peabody Mann

  • Sophia Hawthorne

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Elizabeth Peabody

  • Lydia Pinkham

  • Reverend John Hale

  • William Bentley

  • And many others.

We enjoy custom crafting theatrical experiences for fundraisers, galas, commemorations and other events.

Our C.V. with Other Companies

The list of people we’ve portrayed quadruples for film and television. We’ve worked with Frontline, American Experience, TLC’s “What Not To Wear”, The Travel Channel, The Discovery Channel, Discovery Kids, The Home and Garden Channel, National Geographic Channel, English, Japanese, French and German television companies and with Lone Wolf Productions, who sold the program “Witch Hunt” to The History Chanel before going on to produce Mercy Street for PBS.

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Costume Rental

History Alive, Inc. rents complete Puritan costume ensembles for television, film, and theatre productions. We also have some 19th century ensembles. All rentals are subject to availability. We currently can costume approximately thirty people in 17th c. full dress and a dozen people in mid 19th century full dress at one time. In order to ensure proper care for the costumes, we typically do not lend them out.

Rentals require:

  1. A refundable damage deposit, in the full amount of the value of the costumes.

  2. A signed contract completed by an authorized representative of the company.

  3. A signed “Costume Condition Sign-out” form for each ensemble rented.

  4. Proof of insurance

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to require one of our staff to accompany the costumes to a production or set to ensure their appropriate use.