Whether performing at schools, historical sites, state parks, or on a train, Chris leaves you with an unforgettable performance! Chris has a diverse background in entertainment. He has done stage, theatre, television commercials, modeling and voice over work. He has also worked as an interpreter, guide & storyteller for the Saint Louis Zoo and for Missouri state parks. He performs brilliant and intriguing living history programs that inspire and excite each listener. Every program is done in period clothing through a first person account of someone who lived and experienced each adventure. Chris performs both children and adult stories focused on life lessons, living history, inspiration, & twists of fate. With his soothing voice, he brings a gripping sense of awe to every presentation and leaves the audience with an unforgettable experience!
Have you ever wondered how the eagles learned to fly, why every bird sings a different song or if any of the fabled magic creatures even exist? These lighthearted, amusing & sometimes mysterious folk tales give us insight to all of these questions and allow us to learn valuable lessons along the way. Book this program today & join famous explorer Captain Gus T. Wind on a ride of adventures the whole family can enjoy!
Listen to the jaw dropping account of the dastardly, unspeakable acts that raged throughout Missouri and Kansas in the Fall of 1863. Amidst the increasing carnage during the American Civil War, a controversial order would emerge, that would end up in disaster for both sides, Order #11. President Lincoln warned every Union soldier against vigilante justice while carrying out this order, but many blatantly ignored his stern words. Discover what happens when a group of soldiers take matters into their own hands and hear the chilling price they pay for it! *Adults only
Of all the bugle calls in the world, none has more notoriety or fame than TAPS. TAPS is the most famous bugle call in the world and one solid cornerstone of American Military history, but do you know the incredible story behind it? One night in July of 1862, in the midst of the American Civil War, an inspirational tradition was born from an unforgettable tragedy. Book this program today and relive the events behind one of the greatest moments in American history! *High school through adult
On the brink of civil war, Missouri is torn between Northern & Southern alliances. Both sides know the key to winning the war is securing all of the arsenals. Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis put their faith in two different men to accomplish this in Missouri, but only one will prevail and make his mark in Civil War history. Discover what happens as you relive the events that changed our nation forever through a first hand account of a Union Civil War officer!
This program discusses the events in 1st several months of the civil war in St. Louis and Missouri. St. Louis was a thriving city where the docks hosted dozens of ships daily along the Mississippi river bringing supplies, livestock and goods of every kind.
Taking control of St. Louis was key for either side, not just because you could take over the huge arsenal or control the Mississippi river for miles, but the fact it is surrounded by 8 other states giving access to every neighboring border. This program details the action taken by both sides to secure Missouri. *Junior High through adult
History comes alive as Francis Scott Key is held captive by the British during the war of 1812, but do you know the adventure that led up to it? Why would this young lawyer risk his life and sail directly into the British fleet? Who was he trying to find and what would become of him? Discover all the answers of his rescue mission and relive the life-changing events which inspired our national anthem! *Junior High through adult
During this interactive workshop, novice & experienced storytellers alike will learn diverse techniques on research, costuming, & talking the talk. During this two hour workshop, participants will learn how to transform any story, lesson, or character into an amazing unforgettable, experience. From these objectives, educators will become aware of different methods to better deliver an emotion, idea, or concept and enhance those which currently exist in your delivery or curriculum. Storytelling has been around for centuries and continues to be an effective way to supercharge your program and leave a lasting impression. Come and be part of this dynamic tradition that inspires and encourages every aspect of life! *High School through adult