Making History Come Alive!

For over twenty years Larry has been making history entertaining and accessible to American audiences. His in-depth knowledge and skilled delivery have made learning fun as his audiences have lost themselves in the illusion of visiting the past.

Available Characters

Click any image below to learn more, or contact Larry directly for additional information on how he may tailor his character presentations to best fit your Chautauqua event.

Albert Einstein
Winston Churchill
Benjamin Franklin
Walter Cronkite
Walt Disney
Andrew Jackson
Davy Crockett
Harry Houdini
Gen. Wade Hampton III
Werner von Braun
Ambrose Bierce
Edgar Allan Poe

Unique Performance Offerings

(non-traditional Chautauqua programs)

An Evening with Sherlock Holmes

This visit with history’s most famous, fictional detective at 221b Baker Street was first presented in 2016 at the Main Library, Greenville, SC. Holmes discusses some of his famous cases and the process for solving them.

Historical Magic Shows

Based on primary source texts:

  • Civil War Magic – East Tennessee Historical Society (1999)
  • Magic of 1776 – Greenville Chautauqua, SC (2002)
  • English Renaissance Magic – Bread Loaf School, UWNC, Asheville, NC (2006)
  • Houdini’s Magic of 1926 (2007, 2014, 2018 – see Houdini listing above for details.)