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SPEAKERS BUREAU

Speakers Bureau

Chautauqua speakers perform first-person living history portrayals in period costumes to dramatize the experiences of literary and historical figures. Other scholars present illustrated lectures and the Colorado Poet Laureate offers readings, talks, and educator workshops. By choosing a speaker from our vetted list of scholars, libraries, schools, museums, conferences, churches, professional organizations and other local communities throughout Colorado may offer high-quality humanities programs to their communities.

Host organizations negotiate honoraria and travel with speakers. When planning to host a Chautauqua speaker, please review the list below of possible speakers and contact Colorado Humanities Director of Programs & Center for the Book Josephine Jones at jones@coloradohumanities.org [1] or 303.894.7951 x15 for contact and other information.

What Others Are Saying

“What better way to learn about a time in history than to see and hear someone portray a person from a particular place and time. I really liked her posters with pictures and maps. Very informative. Lynne Swanson did a marvelous job!” – audience member from Lynne Swanson as Isabella Bird, Rangeview Library District in Thornton, 2008

“Made me cry when she finally finds her daughter” – audience member from Opalanga Pugh as Aunt Clara Brown, Breckenridge Heritage Alliance in Frisco, 2008

“I want to go to Rocky Mountain Park” – audience member, 4th grade, from John Stansfield as Enos Mills, Lewis Palmer Elementary School in Monument, 2008

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Speakers

Abigail AdamsPortrayed by Jessica Downing-Ford
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Clara BartonPortrayed by Susan Marie Frontczak
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Katharine Lee BatesPortrayed by Sue Breeze
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Dr. Rose Kidd BeerePortrayed by Rebeca Hunt
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Erma BombeckPortrayed by Susan Marie Frontczak
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Irene CastlePortrayed by Susan Marie Frontczak
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Geoffery ChaucerPortrayed by Tom Napierkowski
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Marie CuriePortrayed by Susan Marie Frontczak
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Charles DickensPortrayed by David Skipper
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Walt DisneyPortrayed by David Skipper
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Amelia EarhartPortrayed by Elsa Wolff
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Jonathan EdwardsPortrayed by Jack Van Ens
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El VaqueroPlayed by Angel Vigil
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Dr. Fox GardnerPortrayed by John Stansfield
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Alexander HamiltonPortrayed by Hal Bidlack
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Thomas JeffersonPortrayed by Jack Van Ens
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Abraham LincolnPortrayed by John Voehl
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Golda MeirPortrayed by Helen Trencher
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Enos MillsPortrayed by John Stansfield
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Michael MooneyPortrayed by James Walsh
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Annie OakleyPortrayed by Elsa Wolff
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Minnie PearlPortrayed by Elsa Wolff
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Edgar Allan PoePortrayed by David Skipper
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Eleanor RooseveltPortrayed by Susan Marie Frontczak
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Franklin RooseveltPortrayed by Richard Marold
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Rosie the RiveterPortrayed by Gail Baton
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Heeere’s Dusty: Life in the TV and Newspaper WorldPresented by Dusty Sanders
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Irena SendlerPortrayed by Judy Winnick
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Mary ShelleyPortrayed by Susan Marie Frontczak
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Lucy StonePortrayed by Lyda Mary Hardy
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Winfield Scott StrattonPortrayed by Richard Marold
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Maria Von TrappPortrayed by Elsa Wolff
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H.G. WellsPortrayed by David Skipper
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Martha MaxwellPortrayed by Mary Jane Bradbury (available in Montana)
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Jeannette RankinPortrayed by Mary Jane Bradbury (available in Montana)
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Augusta TaborPortrayed by Mary Jane Bradbury (available in Montana)
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