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History of the
1753 Bachmann Publick House
On the northeast corner of Northampton and 2nd streets, is the 1753 Bachmann Publick House, the oldest remaining building in Easton. The land deed was secured from the Penns by Jacob Bachmann, it's Builder. The building served as a tavern, court house, and the residence for George Taylor, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
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The Bachmann Players is a group of locally based amateur historians and actors. Mining the area's rich colonial history, we use letters, diaries, and other source materials to recreate the people and events of the 1700's so that they can be experienced by a modern audience.
The Players are under the artistic guidance of Christopher Black, a veteran stage actor who spent over a decade as a member of the former Jean Cocteau Classical Repertory in New York.
The essence of history in Easton and the surrounding areas begins with the Leni-Lanape People. They were recognized as “The Grandfathers” by other tribes.
We are fortunate that they have a cultural center here on the Northampton Street level of the Bachmann, which is open to the public most Saturdays from 11:00-3:00.
Upcoming Player Related Events in October
On Wednesday October 23rd, some of the Players will present a short hand version of "An evening with John Adams" at the Sun Inn in Bethlehem. The show is sold out, but we are pleased to be presenting at the historic Sun Inn.
On Friday October 25th and Saturday October 26th Christopher Black will be participating in Haunted Hughmore- CLICK HERE
Also, some of the Bachmann Players are involved in the Sigal Museum Haunted Walking tours, also on the 25th and 26th- CLICK HERE
On Saturday the 26th the Players will present a dramatic presentation from Rebecca Price-Janey's book "Easton at the Crossroads" at the Bachmann Tavern at 11:00 AM.
At 12:00 Am Christopher Black will present as Benjamin Franklin at the Sigal on a panel discussion on immigration. Both events are part of the Easton Book Festival- CLICK HERE
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