Rick Brown – Topics

“Little-known Facts About the Lincolns and the Civil War” by Rick Brown
This presentation can be customized to the time slot you desire – Anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours. You will be surprised at how much is little-known about this well-known president. This presentation is geared toward ages 8 to 100.   Some examples of that are discussed: a major scene in the classic 1939 Wizard of Oz that utilizes a HUGE prop originally owned by Abraham Lincoln, a current actor is related to Abraham Lincoln’s mother, the government had placed an order for a custom train car specifically for Abraham Lincoln’s use to travel down south after the Civil War ended to give speeches about his reconstruction plan.

“Tad Lincoln – The Original Dennis the Menace” by Rick Brown                              Did you know that Tad was born with a cleft palate – a large hole in the roof of the mouth. Unlike today, in Tad’s lifetime, there was no surgery to correct this issue. To feed Tad, Mary, his mother, had to chew his food first, then take it out of her mouth and give to Tad!  This presentation includes dozens more fascinating facts about Tad that it known to only a few. This presentation is interactive with the students doing short skits and other fun ways to learn history. It is geared towards kids ages 8 to 12. It lasts about 30 minutes.