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The Association of Lincoln Presenters

Mr. Bruce Buonauro

P.O. Box 24
Temple City, CA 91780
bectolife@gmail.com
504-818-9695, 626-222-6821

http://bringearlycaliforniatolife.com/

Portrays 4th President James Madison, 11th President James K. Polk, 20th President James A. Garfield and 23rd President Benjamin Harrison.  Other interpretations include San Junipero Serra,  Bernardo De Galvez, and Black Bart.

Bruce Buonauro and his Bring Early California to Life programs have been entertaining and educating audiences for the last 25 years.  He’s performed for Knotts Berry Farms Adventures in Education.  Entertaining and educating audiences of all ages, other venues include performances at Reagan and Nixon Presidential libraries, historical sites throughout California (San Francisco, San Gabriel, San Diego Missions and San Juan Capistrano, etc.).  Other performances include Colleges, Performing Arts Centers and schools throughout the United States and Canada.  Assemblies can be 50 – 90 minutes in length.  All Characters are appropriate for holidays, events or just atmosphere.

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Mr. Larry Clowers

40 Bryan Court
Gettysburg, PA 17325
larryandconnie1@gmail.com
(717) 799-6806

Portrays U.S. Grant

Available year round

Step back into the 19th Century and enjoy a fresh look at the life of Ulysses Grant.  For about one hour, enjoy a program that is historically accurate, entertaining, and educational.  This new look at Grant’s life will leave the audience with a new respect for the General and President.  All presentations are motivational, moving, unforgettable and suitable for all ages.

Mr. Clowers has appeared on television, radio, stage, leadership programs, military retirements, conventions, government and corporate events.  Accompanying Mr. Clowers is his wife Constance, who portrays Julia Grant. Together, they present a unique look at this great American couple.

For booking information and availability, contact information above.

Curt Fields

Dr. Curt Fields

Collierville, Tennessee 38017
curtfields@hotmail.com
(901) 496-6065

www.generalgrantbyhimself.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/curt.fields.96

Portrays U.S. Grant

He was the official Grant at the sesquicentennial (150th) celebrations at:

  • Fort Donelson
  • Shiloh
  • Vicksburg
  • Appomattox
  • featured as General Grant in the Visitors Center films at Appomattox NHP and the Dover Hotel in Fort Donelson NB;
  • featured on four national magazine covers and the only Living Historian featured on two national magazine covers simultaneously and for the same event (Appomattox); They were: The SUVCW The Banner and The Camp Chase Gazette
  • the official Grant for the Grant Boyhood Home in Georgetown, Ohio.
  • President Grant for the dedication of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library on November 30th, 2017
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Mr. Richard Freeman

120 Piney Hill Trace
Alpharetta, GA 30022
dickfreeman0827@comcast.net
(770) 777-9711

www.lincolntogo.net

Portrays John Hay

Lincoln Presentations & Civil War Presentations

Dick Freeman offers customized programs on Abraham Lincoln ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours. Dick has been speaking on Lincoln for over 3 decade.

His portrayal of Lincoln through the eyes and dress of John Hay, Lincoln’s former secretary, captures the listener’s attention. He tailors each performance for the specific audience and age group, from 1st grade to adults of all ages.

Dick newest program, “Lincoln’s Faith”, is a one-act play set in the White House on the night of Lincoln’s assassination. The play reviews Lincoln’s life and outlines his spiritual growth during his years as President.

See Abraham Lincoln through the eyes of John Hay & hear about the Atlanta campaign presentation “History is not history unless it is the truth”.

From Gene Griessman: “I have known Dick Freeman for over a decade, and can attest to his deep knowledge of our 16th President Abraham Lincoln. He presents Lincoln’s life through the eyes of John M. Hay his personal secretary during the White House years. He also does a presentation on the Atlanta Campaign and the pivotal role it played in Lincoln’s re-election in 1864. These programs offer rich insights about Lincoln’s spiritual life and the faith that got him through the grueling war years.”

… Gene Griessman – www.presidentlincoln.com

“As a theatre trained actress, when attending a theatrical production, particularly classical or historical pieces, it is essential for me to not only be entertained, but to be drawn into the subject’s world; otherwise boredom can set in rather quickly.  Dick Freeman’s love and knowledge of all things Lincoln, fully engages the listener as they watch him portray the character of John Hay. As he recounts the life and times of Abraham Lincoln, one is moved to want to know much more than the “Emancipation Proclamation” tells us about this legend. Richard’s performance and adept knowledge will ignite any student’s curiosity – young or old.”

… Lisa Arrindell Anderson, Actress, Johns Creek Georgia

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Ms. Leslie Goddard

1039 Hinswood Dr.
Darien, IL 60561
L-goddard@att.net
(630) 297-8046

http://www.lesliegoddard.info/

Portrays Clara Barton, Mary Chestnut, and Others

Leslie Goddard portrays memorable women from the past and tells historical stories so that lessons from the past are more entertaining and educational. These programs make meetings, events, and get-togethers both inspiring and fun. These living history portrayals are 45 minute one-woman shows that give life to women of history. Authentically costumed and rigorously researched.

Characters include Clara Barton, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jacqueline Kennedy, Amelia Earhart, Civil War diarist Mary Chesnut, Titanic stewardess Violet Jessup, Tupperware founder Brownie Wise, Bertha Palmer, Rachel Carson, Bette Davis, and Babe Didrikson Zaharias.

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Mr. Edward Headington

11856 Balboa Blvd., #304
Granada Hills, CA 91344
General@MeetGrant.com
(661) 857-4624

http://www.MeetGrant.com

Portrays Ulysses S. Grant

Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/MeetGrant

Twitter:  www.Twitter.com/MeetGrant

Instagram:  www.Instagram.com/MeetGrant

Available year round

Edward Headington provides a living history impression of Ulysses S. Grant from his early years, rise to Commanding General, White House days and post-presidency.  Sharing the same age as Grant during his famous Siege of Vicksburg campaign and sporting the same natural chestnut brown beard, Edward has portrayed America’s greatest soldier at Civil War reenactments, History Days, July 4th& Presidents’ Day programs at libraries, parades, private and corporate events, School Days, and ACW Round Tables.

Edward also provides a motivational program called “General Grant & the Story of America” that has been brought to life at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Learning Center.

Often alongside General Grant is Julia Dent Grant—portrayed by Devon Cormier—who shares stories from their union as well discuss the role of women during the Civil War and after. Together they provide first-person presentations that are impactful, educational and entertaining for all audiences.

Edward is available for reenactments, film & television, school talks, corporate and private events, round tables and the like. Honorarium and travel are negotiable.

The Hon. Robert F. Henderson, Jr.

479 N. Roosevelt St.
Orleans, Indiana 47452
rfh2@netsurfusa.net
812-653-1212

Avid student and collector of Lincoln memorabilia for over 40 years.

Presently serves as the Orleans Town Clerk.  Was employed for over two decades with Indiana State Parks Inns.

Regularly travels to Lincoln related events.  Active member in numerous Lincoln organizations and groups including the
Association of Lincoln Presenters, Abraham Lincoln Association, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum & Library Foundation, Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana and Think Lincoln Inc.

Regular contributor to various Lincoln publications and newsletters.

Produced a one-act play, “Evening with the Lincolns.”

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Ms. Joyce Huggins

3550 N Lake Shore Drive #2013
Chicago, IL 60657
huggins.joy@gmail.com
513-314-9993

Portrays Harriet Beecher Stowe

http://herowntime.com

Available throughout the year and will travel

First person presentations of Harriet Beecher Stowe using her own words. Harriet Beecher Stowe shares her life and her thoughts for schools, libraries, Civil War reenactments, historical societies, churches, civic organizations, senior citizen centers, dinners, meet and greets, benefits, and other requests.

Acted as a Quaker woman in an interactive play for school and church groups titled “The Underground Railroad” for four years. Then began portraying HB Stowe for Tall Stacks events in Cincinnati, Ohio. Have made appearances for Stowe House in Cincinnati; Stowe museum in Old Washington, Ky; Civil War Museum in Kenosha, Ws; various clubs, libraries, schools, boy scouts and Civil War events.

Mr. John M. McKee

2658 Piper Hills Drive
Shiloh, IL 62221
history_ferret@yahoo.com
(618) 416-5072

Author/Historian

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Mr. Nathan M. Richardson

P. O. Box 367
Suffolk, VA 23439-0367
poetnathan1960@gmail.com
(757) 535-1505

Poet / Author / Douglass Historian

Portrays Frederick Douglass

http://www.scpublishing.com

Nathan M. Richardson is an accomplished performance poet and published author. His published collections are “Likeness of Being” and “Twenty-one Imaginary T-shirts”and “Voices from the Wombs of Wisdom”. Nathan teaches a variety of workshops for emerging writers and is the Head Coach of the Hampton Roads Youth Poets a division of the youth empowerment organization – Teens with a Purpose.

Demonstrating his ability to switch hats from poetry and storytelling to history and theater, Nathan is now in his 4th year of the “Frederick Douglass Speaking Tour”, in which he delivers a remarkable portrayal of the former slave, writer, orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

A short list of Nathan’s other affiliations include the Suffolk Arts League, the Poetry Society of Virginia, Young Audiences of Virginia, the Association of Lincoln Presenters and the Association for the Study of African American Life & History (ASALH).

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Mr. Peter Small

P.O. Box 3452
Fullerton, CA 92834
historyalive5@hotmail.com
(949) 631-2703

Portrays George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Edison, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Golda Meir. (Under development: Moses the Lawgiver and Theodore Roosevelt)

http://www.history-alive.com/PeterSmall.html

Peter Small brings history to life. His portrayals and others grew out of his love of history and while he taught history in the greater Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. areas.  His portrayals include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Edison, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Golda Meir. (Under development: Moses the Lawgiver and Theodore Roosevelt).

He was the presenter at Knott’s Berry Farm’s Thomas Edison Workshop for ten years and has performed his other historical portrayals for a wide range of audiences nationally, including the Presidential libraries of Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Herbert Hoover, and Richard Nixon and the History Channel.

Mr. Christopher Ulinski

Victorville, CA 92392
chris@toddlincoln.net

Portrays Robert Todd Lincoln

Mr. David A. Walker

731 Prospect Ave.
Van Wert, OH 45891
dwalker88@embarqmail.com
(419) 203-3518

Portrays Jefferson Davis

Mr. Ted Zalewski

P.O.Box 380168
Cambridge, MA 02238
tedzale@cs.com
(617) 864-2939

Portrays Teddy Roosevelt