Patty Cooper – Living History

Patty Cooper

Patty presents a choice of fascinating historical characters that she brings to life in her captivating presentations: “Mad” Anne Bailey, the only female Revolutionary War scout and heroine of the Kanawah Valley; Betsy Ross and the history of our flag; Victorian School Marm, Miss Icie Henderson, recreating a one room school room experience circa 1900. Other characters Patty portrays: Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Belle Boyd, Mary Jemison, Anna Jarvis, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Patty has added Amelia Earhart to her selections. Patty also presents a “Pioneer Living Skills” program which includes spinning, knitting, and candledipping. Bring history into your classroom through the arts!

Age level: 1-6 time: approximately 45 minutes Availability: flexible with ample notice; classroom or library setting for historical characters; classroom for pioneer skills.

Patty has an Associate degree in Applied Science and has worked as a historical interpreter on Blennerhassett Island State Park. She has lectured, taught, and given workshops and demonstrations at fairs and festivals on antique needlework, tools, and rughooking. Patty is a member of Pioneer Fibercrafters Guild, the Daughters of American Pioneers, Wood County Historical Society, and has been a Wood County 4 H leader for the past 13 years and is a member of the West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive program.

Theatre Standard: Connect: Analyze information related to historical, cultural, and social contexts of plays and characters.