Other Presenters

The Association of Lincoln Presenters

Mr. Frank Butwin as Francis Scott Key
Mr. Frank Butwin as William Henry Harrison

Mr. Frank Butwin

26919 Shawnee Dr.
Perrysburg, Ohio 43551

(419) 270-0622

Portrays Francis Scott Key, Pres. William Henry Harrison, and Gen. Mad Anthony Wayne

Available year round

Mr. Frank Butwin provides Power Point presentations for Francis Scott Key, Pres. William Henry Harrison, and Gen. Mad Anthony Wayne which he delivers in 1st person. Presentations take up to an hour and cover the entire Life and Times of those men.

He also appears in parades and has a period setup “station” (canvas fly, table, flags, props, etc.) for festivals and other events.

Frank is President of the Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor in northwest Ohio (promoting about 200 area historic groups and sites) and a member of many historical organizations.
On occasion, he does other characters such as 1812 soldier, Major Amos Spafford (local postmaster), militia man (with musket), colonial civilian, pirate, and frontiersman.

For booking information and availability, please contact Frank with his contact information above.


Mr. Larry Clowers

40 Bryan Court
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(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.

Paolo de Maria as Rutherford B. Hayes

Mr. Paolo de Maria

Columbus, Ohio
(614) 357-8545

While serving as Ohio’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, Paolo began presenting as Rutherford B. Hayes to promote Ohio history and support an improved understanding of Hayes’ legacy and accomplishments including his deep commitment to ending slavery and discrimination in the context of a divided America. His portrayal is of Hayes post-Presidency. He has appeared at the Ohio History Connection and various other locales and events. He is available for civic functions, schools, roundtables, interviews, public appearances, parades and Easter egg rolls. He welcomes opportunities to participate in Presidents Day celebrations, and commemorations of key events in the life of President Hayes — including his birthday, and the anniversary of his death.

Curt Fields

Dr. Curt Fields

Collierville, Tennessee 38017
(901) 496-6065


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. and Appomatox.

Curt was featured as General Grant in the Visitors Center films at Appomattox NHP and the Dover Hotel in Fort Donelson NB; and featured on four national magazine covers.  He was 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.

Curt is the official Grant for the Grant Boyhood Home in Georgetown, Ohio, and served as President Grant for the dedication of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library on November 30th, 2017.


Mr. Richard Freeman

120 Piney Hill Trace
Alpharetta, GA 30022
(678) 778-0643


Portrays John Hay

Lincoln Presentations & Civil War Presentations

Customized Lincoln programs ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours. For over 3 decades Dick has captured listener’s attention through the eyes and dress of John Hay, Lincoln’s former secretary. 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”.


Ms. Leslie Goddard

1039 Hinswood Dr.
Darien, IL 60561
(630) 297-8046


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.


Mr. Edward Headington

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


Portrays Ulysses S. Grant

Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/MeetGrant

Twitter:  www.Twitter.com/MeetGrant

Instagram:  www.Instagram.com/MeetGrant

Available year round

Headington presents living history impressions of Ulysses S. Grant from early years to post-presidency.  Sporting a natural chestnut brown beard, Edward presents America’s greatest soldier at Civil War reenactments, History Days, July 4th, Presidents’ Day programs at all events.  He presented “General Grant & the Story of America” (motivational program) at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Learning Center.

Often alongside General Grant is Julia Dent Grant (Devon Cormier) sharing stories from their union and discussing the role of women during the Civil War and after, giving impactful, educational and entertaining first-person presentations for all audiences.

Edward is available for all occasions. Honorarium and travel are negotiable.


Ms. Joyce Huggins

3550 N Lake Shore Drive #2013
Chicago, IL 60657

Portrays Harriet Beecher Stowe


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.

John McKee

Mr. John M. McKee

2658 Piper Hills Drive
Shiloh, IL 62221
(618) 416-5072


In addition to his day job, John is a free-lance researcher (co-owner of Seven Oaks Research), living historian, and is now looking into portraying other historical personages who knew Lincoln:  Senator Henry Clay, Major Benjamin Brown French, Sr., and Flag Officer John Dahlgren.  His research projects include the portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in silent film, and the restoration of a silent film that featured Lincoln as a major character.  While having a lifelong passion for history, John began applying research methods learned in his (ongoing) doctoral studies as a way to discover new knowledge of his subjects.

Bob Margel as Colonel Theodore Roosevelt

Mr. Robert J. Mergel (Bob)

6448 Red Fox Court
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068

Portrays: Colonel Theodore Roosevelt

Bob offers a varied series of first and third person presentations of the Colonel as the Regimental Commander of the 1st US Volunteer Cavalry (Rough Riders) and as President of the United States. Bob (Colonel T. Roosevelt) and Ed Sachs (aka Colonel Leonard Wood, former physician to President McKinley and Medal of Honor winner) give a third person presentation of the Spanish American War. The presentation includes a 100 slide PowerPoint Presentation interspersed with a discussion of the weaponry (with representative pieces) and accouterments (artifacts). As President, Theodore Roosevelt, General Wood and a “Rough Rider” (E.J. Cox IV) take a break from the 1904 Election Campaign to retire to Sagamore Hill and, in a first person informal format, reminisce about their experiences during and after the Spanish American War. In later life, the Colonel and his wife Edith Kermit Roosevelt, in a first person informal format, reflect on his life from his childhood, his ranching days in the Badlands of North Dakota, his political and military experiences leading up to his presidency and his accomplishments as president. Of course, the first person presentations are interspersed with many of his famous quotes.

Bob and his entourage are available for all venues. Honorarium and Travel Expenses are negotiable depending upon the audience, location and venue.

Mr. Greg Patterson as John Adams and John Quincy Adams

Mr. Greg Patterson

Delaware, Ohio
(614) 806-1569

Portrays: President John Adams and John Quincy Adams

As John Adams, Greg will lead discussions on the founding of the country, passage of the Declaration of Independence, relationships with Presidents Washington and Jefferson as well as Ben Franklin, time as Minister to England and later serving as Vice President and President.

As John Quincy Adams, he will discuss his personal relationship with his father, his time in England with his father followed by the time he spent at the court of St. Petersburg at the age of 13 serving as the official interpreter for the US minister to Russia, then his time as President and his experience being the only President to return as a representative to the House of Representatives after his Presidency.

Curt Radabaugh portrays George Washington

Mr. Curt Radabaugh 

681 Tarkiln Road SE
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
(614) 989-9765

Portrays: George Washington

Available year round

Travel back in time to the 18th Century for a visit and conversation with America’s first President and Commanding General George Washington. Listen as he recounts the history and challenges of being the Commanding General of the Continental Army during the Revolution, the trials of Valley Forge, of being President of the Constitutional Convention and First President of the United States.

Find out why he was “First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.”

For booking information and availability, contact information is above.

“The independence and liberty you possess are the work of joint efforts and common dangers, sufferings, and successes.”
George Washington


Mr. Peter Small

P.O. Box 3452
Fullerton, CA 92834
(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)


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.

Christopher Ulinski

Mr. Christopher Ulinski

Victorville, CA 92392

Portrays Robert Todd Lincoln

David Walker as Jefferson Davis

Mr. David A. Walker

1000 Albright McKay Rd. SE
Brookfield Township, OH 44403
(419) 203-3518

Portrays Jefferson Davis

Available All Year

David has been impersonating Jefferson Davis for over ten years. He has appeared at Civil War Reenactments, Roundtables, Balls, Fashion Shows, Schools, and Civic functions. He spent thirty years in the elementary grades mainly teaching at the 5th level.

David presents Jefferson Davis from birth in Kentucky until his release from prison at Ft. Monroe, Virginia in 1867. David always believed the war had two sides and both sides need to be discussed within the presentations.  Davis was a House member, Secretary of War, Senator, and President of the Confederacy.

David has performed in over ten states recently adding Vicksburg, Mississippi in 2018.

Loretta Williams portrays labor activist Mary Harris (Mother) Jones

Ms. Loretta Williams

400 North State St.
Jerseyville, IL 62052
(618) 917-4876

Portrays labor activist Mary Harris (Mother) Jones (1830-1930)

Available year round

Loretta has been portraying the labor activist Mother Jones since 2017. She is authentically costumed and presents with an Irish accent. Her personally researched and original dialogue is tailored to the audience. The life and experiences of fiery Mother Jones could require an hour to fully present.

This is the only performer to portray Mother Jones at the place of her birth, Cork, Ireland and the place of her burial, Mt. Olive, Illinois. She is the official Mother Jones of The Union Miners’ Cemetery and Mother Jones Museum in Mt. Olive, Illinois. She performed at the International Mother Jones Festival and School in Cork, Ireland. The Battle of Blair Mountain Centennial, West Virginia utilized Loretta as Mother Jones on stage,in JASE film productions and street performances. She was the model for the “Courage of the Hollers” historical marker at the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum at Marmet, West Virginia.

Discover how the Irish immigrant became known as “the most dangerous woman in America.” Educational and entertaining, the audience is left with an understanding of the struggles of working men, women and children in an era prior to labor laws and unions.

Loretta welcomes the opportunity to appear in parades and at festivals and is willing to travel to your event. As Mother Jones said, “I go wherever I am needed.”

Ted Zalewski as Teddy Roosevelt

Mr. Ted Zalewski

P.O.Box 380168
Cambridge, MA 02238
(617) 864-2939

Portrays Teddy Roosevelt