Performers and Programs

Performer Information  
Stage name: It's Time for a Story
Performer name: Eileen Stelljes
Phone: 845-541-1237
Mailing address: 48 Snider Ave.
Walden, NY 12586
E-mail address: eileenstelljes@yahoo.com
Previous appearances at: Haverstraw Public Library , Nanuet Public Library, Josephine-Louise Public Library, Walden, NY, Wallkill Public Library, Pearl River Library
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Information last updated: 03/16/2015

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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Ice Cream! History,
Life Skills- Food,
Science
Celebrate National Ice Cream Month in July! Presenter in 18th C clothing shares a brief history and timeline. Did you know that our founding fathers and mothers LOVED ice cream? Use teamwork to change a liquid to a solid (in a can!) which takes about 20 minutes. After a quick taste, forms teams for the relay race Sundae-building game. Finish with a frosty treat.
$101- $200
18th Century Foodways Health & Fitness- Other,
History,
Life Skills- Food
Presented in 18th Century attire. Briefly learn about and help to demonstrate basic cooking methods of the 1700's. Discuss differences between past and present. Compare and contrast foods then and now, with what's found in the market basket and a canvas grocery bag. Take turns churning butter, then sample on slices of bread. If time allows, play the Guess the Implement game.
$101- $200
Ben Franklin and the Glass Armonica History,
Music,
Science
Presenter in 18th Century dress describes the popular 18th Century musical instrument made of glass bowls. Invented and perfected by clever colonial scientist, Ben Franklin, it became hugely popular! Hear recorded examples of what some described as the sound of angels singing. Can water glasses produce lovely notes or tunes? We will experiment; attempting to play music on plastic bottles, water glasses, and glass bowls. With a computer available, participants may play an on-line replica of Franklin's Glass Armonica.
$101- $200
Child's Play - 18th Century Lecture and Demonstration Health & Fitness- Sports,
History,
Life Skills- Other
Presented in 18th Century period dress. Brief history of toys and play in the 18th Century, includes display and explanation of a variety of indoor and outdoor toys and games. Alphabet Squares, Posture Master Alphabet, Spelling Squares, Mancala and a sailor's game of Shut the Box are featured. Also includes more familiar Jacks, Dominoes, Ball and Cup, Checkers, Marbles, and Nine Pins. Then, it is time for children (and adults) to play games of their choice!
$101- $200
Down the Nile! History,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Hear about the archeological find of the 20th Century- the discovery of King Tut's tomb! View examples of the treasures found and Egyptian masks. Craft replicas of a Pharaoh's jeweled collar and a decorative cartouche of your name. Learn how about the on-line tool to translate your name into ancient hieroglyphics. Play the Mummy Wrap game for a fun finish.
$101- $200
Mathew Brady; Civil War Photographer History,
Media- Photography,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Presenter in Civil War attire traces the career of Mathew Brady, whose photographs chronicled the Civil War. After a brief history of the photographic process, learn how the many famous people who visited Brady's studio had to pose for portraits. Choose two favorite portraits from the copies on display, and use them to craft a replica of a Civil War-era photo case.
$101- $200
Spies; Revolutionary Espionage! 18th Century Lecture and Demonstration History,
Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Presenter in 18th Century dress tells of British-occupied New York City during the American Revolution. People were not always what they seemed, and spying was a dangerous business! Learn why Gen. Washington became a Spymaster. Discover secrets of The Setauket Spy Ring, Lydia Darragh's buttons, and Benedict Arnold's treacherous plan for West Point. Examine displayed items, and learn the creative ways Patriots, Redcoats and Loyalists passed information. Use provided goose quills, inkwells, and paper for a hands-on activity of writing Invisible Ink Messages. Learn how to reveal the message!(activity takes about 20 minutes). Please request a copy of the related reading list.
$101- $200
George Washington and the Purple Heart History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Presenter in 18th Century period dress speaks about the Badge of Military Merit, created and designed by Gen. George Washington during the American Revolution. See a replica, then hear stories of the only three soldiers to receive the award! Follow the history as it disappears, is re-discovered and evolves into today's Purple Heart! After the lecture, all materials are provided for children to craft individual purple hearts.
$101- $200
Presidential Log Cabins History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Presented in 18th Century attire. Which of our Presidents were born in log cabins? Learn how frontier settlers constructed these dwellings. Form teams to design and build a mini-cabin, using pretzel logs and frosting or cream cheese, then add a paper roof. Examine the variety of designs created, and then become termites to devour them!
$101- $200
Spooky New York History,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A storytelling program; enjoy Rip Van Winkle's adventure, or ride along as Ichabod Crane races The Headless Horseman! Other strange and ghostly tales of New York's Hudson Valley give a pleasant chill.(Story selection varies; based upon audience age. Presented in 18th Century attire, I bring decorative props, and special guest-a Hessian soldier in uniform! Dimming the lights adds to the mood! Most successful for listeners age 7 and older.
$101- $200
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