Part actor, part educator, totally engaging. That’s the Once Upon A Nation History Makers. The costumed first-person historic interpreters you see throughout Philadelphia’s historic district represent real people who lived and worked and walked these same streets during the 18th century. You might meet one of Washington’s soldiers. A clergyman. A laundress. A businessman. A socialite. But whoever you meet is highly trained to bring their characters to life, to answer questions about the events of their time and stay in character while interacting with visitors. So go ahead. Have a chat with someone from the past for a peek into life centuries ago. And yes, they are hot in those costumes.