About Leigh

Leigh Jameson has been working in professional theatre since 1987. As an actor, she has performed on stages from Alaska to Texas to Maine in productions that run the gamut from fairy tales to Shakespeare to classic musical theatre. She is a proud member of Actor’s Equity and SAG-AFTRA. 

As founder of The History Warehouse, she has researched and created historical figures designed to be performed for historic sites, museums, educational institutions, and private events since 2009. Driven to provide quality actors for historical backdrops, Leigh was inspired by her own work as an interpreter for museums such as the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Colonial Williamsburg, and the Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens.  

Leigh loves telling stories and has spent years sharing ghost tales to students from across the country. "Wonderfully engrossing" and "a distinctive range of vocal nuances from the kittenish to the steely" are some of the kind words bestowed on her performances.

A thousand thanks for sharing your talent and vast knowledge of the period! Your spirited portrayal ...is an absolute delight. 
- Laura Rocklyn, Jane Austen Society of North America
Our growing list of clients include
Smithsonian's National Museum of American History
The White House Historical Association
Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument (National Parks Service)
The Octagon Museum
Alice Paul Institute
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial (National Parks Service)
The National Museum of the U.S. Navy
Hartford County (MD) Libraries
Jefferson-Patterson Historic Site
City of Gaithersburg MD  
Montgomery County (MD) Historic Society
George Washington Masonic National Memorial

Leigh as Mary Pickersgill
The video above was created by the Smithsonian Institution for their program "Broad Stripes and  Bright Stars" at the National Museum of American History to celebrate their marvelous artifact, the original flag that flew over Fort McHenry during the War of 1812 which inspired Francis Scott Key to write his famous poem. The History Warehouse can build a similar program for you.

Leigh is also available for workshops to help your staff improve their own storytelling and interpretive techniques.