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Peosta Hosts the Presidential Troupe

by on March 1, 2011


Seton Catholic School was the destination for the Presidential Troupe on February 28. It was a beautiful sunny day for the hour and a half drive northeast to the small town of Peosta, IA.  Peosta sits a few miles west of Dubuque, one of Iowa’s oldest towns, which was established by Julian Dubuque because of its nearby lead deposits.

Over one hundred 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders listened for 60 minutes while Ben Franklin, John Adams, a Loyalist, and Samuel Adams gave their personal opinions on the events leading up to the writing of the constitution. As you can see by the photo, Samuel Adams was getting his last point across even as the photographer was attempting to take the photo!

Franklin asked the students, “What questions do you have about the constitution?” The six students in the photo were part of the program and shouted out questions pertaining to their individual rights.


Pat March 2, 2011 at 11:24 am

Once in awhile, in the office while the Presidential Troupe is waiting to leave on one of their sojourns, the individuals will get to visiting “in character” and it feels like we are really in the presence of James Madison, Ben Franklin, John and Samuel Adams and a Loyalist. I almost had to pinch myself earlier this week and remember the year is 2011!

Ben Franklin March 2, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Good day all in Peosta, I do not ordinarily enjoy the company of children. But I was very impressed by the good group at Peosta. So many well behaved, bright, intelligent faces. Those of you who had questions during and after the presentation showed you understand the many problems all societies face to ensure liberty and security. I hope to see you all again. Sincerely, Ben Franklin

Austin March 16, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Thank you Herbert Hoover Performers for the American Revolution play. I’ve drawn a picture of British voices yelling, “Bill of Rights. No taxation without representation!”

Brady March 16, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Hi! from Brady to Herbert Hoover Performers
Thank you, Herbert Hoover Performers for bringing the Amercan Revolution to Mt. Pleasant.

Owen March 16, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Thank you for doing this show for us Herbert Hoover Performers!

Golrin C. March 16, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Golrin C.

Emely D. March 16, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Thank you Herbert Hoover Performers for the great performance!!
Thank You!!
Emely D.

Garrett B. March 16, 2011 at 12:13 pm

My drawing is the top and bottom of my skateboard.
Thank you for the play.
Garrett B.

Corissa March 16, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Thank you for performing for Van Allen School. We welcome you.

Anna March 16, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Thank you Herbert Hoover Performers, for teaching me about the Bill of Rights and more about the American Revolution.

Starr B. March 16, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Thank you for performing for us. I had fun!
Starr B.

Garret March 16, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Dear Herbert,
Thank you for telling us about the American Revolution.

Jeannie M. March 16, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Thank you Herbert Hoover Performers for the American Revolution Play. I know I will enjoy it.
From Jeannie M.

Lindsey March 16, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Thank you for the play about American Revolution.
By Lindsey

Cole March 16, 2011 at 2:48 pm

I thank you Herbert Hoover Performers
Cole from Van Allen

Mike March 16, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Thank you Herbert Hoover Performers.
The play was very COOL!!!!

Brittany March 16, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Dear Performers,
Thank you for performing for us. You did a good job and I had fun.

unknown March 16, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Thank you for performing for us. I love war history and the way our country became.

Briton March 16, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Dear Herbert Hoover Performers,
Thank you for performing for us. The American Revolution changed a lot of things.

Jordan March 16, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Thank you guys!
Thank you Herbert Hoover Performers for teaching the American Revolution
by Jordan

Bergen E. March 16, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Dear Performers,
I was excited to come and see this. I have learned about Crispus Attachs, John Hancock, and Samuel Adams. I remember the Boston Tea Party and the Boston Massacre.

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