Chautauqua Presentations



General U.S. Grant





President U.S. Grant

Colonel Thomas Doane
Founder Doane College, 1872







Colonel Thomas Doane




Chautauqua Schools or Civic Club Presentations!


Dr. King is available for Chautauqua Performances
as either General U.S Grant or President U.S. Grant!


for booking information!

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Step back to the Civil War era and listen to tales and personal history from one of America's most famous generals. This Chautauqua-style portrayal takes Ulysses S. Grant from personal mediocrity to his promotion to the highest-ranking general in the Union Army. Complete with period costume, the presentation allows audiences to relive the war years through the eyes of General Grant.



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Step back to the Gilded Age and listen to the stories and personal history from one of America's most popular and yet misunderstood Presidents. This Chautauqua-style portrayal takes President Ulysses S. Grant from personal mediocrity to his promotion to the highest-ranking general in the Union Army to his election as the eighteenth President of the United States. Complete with period costume, the presentation allows audiences to relive the two controversial presidential terms through the eyes of Ulysses S. Grant.


Colonel Thomas Doane

In 1872, Thomas Doane Chief Engineer of the Burlington Missouri Railroad
founded Doane College in Crete, Nebraska

Listen to the stories of Thomas Doane as he describes how he helped build a railroad and 
found a college on the hill . Dr. Tom King has developed a Chautauqua style presentation
on this progressive Massachusetts engineer soon to be college founder.