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General Robert E. Lee

The week after General Robert E Lee surrenders to General Grant the War is over for him. Returning to Richmond he is reunited with his family after four long years of unwanted separation. He is no longer the Commanding General but, in fact, is without work and on parole. This is just one of the crucial times in the Generalís life when he had to make some very difficult decision. Explore those decisions with the man himself as he considers the options and the impact of these truly significant times

General Robert E. Lee

Reverend Peter Cartwright

Born in 1785, Peter rides circuit for the Methodist Church for over fifty years. Peter tells about his conversion experience and the call to preach and recounts his memories of the frontiers of Kentucky and Illinois during the early 1800ís. He also had the experience of running against a young lawyer named Abraham Lincoln for the Illinois State Senate! Even today Peter will preach and tell tales wherever he finds an audience.

Reverend Peter Cartright

Joe Ferris

At the time of Teddy Rooseveltís death in 1920, Joe, an old general store owner, reminisces about the time in 1883, in the Dakota Territory, when Teddy Roosevelt hired the reluctant young Joe Ferris to hunt buffalo in the Badlands. Those moments return as Joe opens an old trunk in his store.


Performance Options

Programs are designed for about 1 hour. Questions are taken in character. Norman is then available as the scholar to answer questions that the character canít really speak to like "what happened next?"

Suitable for 4th Grade through Adult.

About the Presentor:

Norman is a native Kansan. He is a retired teacher and soldier, having served in the U.S. Army for 27 years. He retired as a Sergeant Major. He holds a Masters Degree from Oklahoma State University.

Norman has delighted his audiences with these characters and many others including some from the Lewis and Clark period..

For further details and booking information contact:
Njoy History
Norman Joy
615 East 11th Avenue
Hutchinson, Kansas 76501

(620) 669-0284

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