For a positive impact that will
long be remembered...
First person dramatic portrayals of
Schools, government entities,
business conventions, corporate gatherings, film producers, holiday events,
parades, private parties, civic groups, charity fundraisers and festivals can take their
special event or production up a notch by hiring a historic persona to provide a dramatic,
inspirational and educational boost through "in character" appearances, keynote
speeches, hand-shaking, meet and greet, in-character interaction, Q&A, show-and-tell,
historic dinners, parties and dances and more!
"Lord Scott" enjoys portraying a
number of historic figures in "first-person" or "in character" mode. He is well
known not only for bringing the personalities, culture, thinking and events of
various time periods to life but for the authenticity of his historic attire.
He has been an historical keynote speaker for events ranging from a national
insurance convention to annual charity banquets to church related men's
conventions and has portrayed historic characters in such diverse situations as
George Washington for the Arizona State Legislature and an 18th Century English
Aristocrat for PBS' annual Andre Rieu event.
This time traveling gentleman is
particularly well known as Arizona's George Washington and has portrayed the father of our
country for schools, homeschool associations, historic sites, business groups,
conventions, government associations, churches, historical reenactments, civic gatherings, holiday
events, charity fundraisers, social gatherings, parties, parades and the Arizona State Legislature
as well as at sites of national interest such as Mount Vernon and Stratford Hall
in Virginia. But quite a
number of other historic figures are also available, some of which are listed below.
inspirational, motivational and interactive approaches are all possible
depending on the nature of your needs. Speeches and presentations have been and
can be adapted to audiences of a few or of thousands and for all ages and
situations from school assemblies to historic sites to professional gatherings.
based in Arizona we are available for appearances nation-wide and have enjoyed
"portraying" in many parts of the country.
contact us here with inquiries.
Partial List of Portrayals:
General George Washington -
Father of Our Country
Southern Politician 1861 - "States Rights & The Constitution"
Northern Politician 1864
- "The Union Must Be Preserved"
Confederate Officer of 1862 -
"The War Between The States"
William Bradford circa 1630 - Pilgrim Leader
John Bunyan circa 1660s - Author
Kind Charles II of England circa
Pirate, Privateer, Buccaneer
Thomas Lee circa 1740s - Builder
of Stratford Hall
George Whitefield circa
1740s - "The Great Awakening"
Bonnie Prince Charlie circa
1745 - Scottish Jacobite Leader
Soldier of the American
American Political Leader circa
Patrick Henry circa 1787 -
"Concerning the Constitution"
Lord Scott - English Aristocrat
Representing Several Time Periods
Territorial Governor of Arizona
of the late 1800s
... and many, many
more characters of the 17th, 18th & 19th centuries.
also has compatriots, fellow actors and speakers, he recommends for historic characters he does not
personally portray. Among these are
Robert E. Lee
Mountain Men, Historic Native Americans & More
Quotes from Happy Clients...
From an appearance as
keynote speaker at an annual
minutes you will no longer be aware of the crowd to your right or your left.
You will have been completely drawn into another time and the experiences of
George Washington on a personal level as if it were just he and you."
From an educational
convention at the state capital...
"We've been to
Williamsburg and seen their Patrick Henry. He is good. But Scott is far
better. He is absolutely riveting as he brings Mr. Henry to life."
From a state
"Your appearance as
George Washington for the state legislature was amazing. You definitely had
From a homeschool
"Your John Bunyan
was so good we just had to bring you back as William Bradford and then as a
pioneer. It is really a gift the way you are able to communicate the personal
aspects of history to so many age levels and keep everyone's interest so
completely. We have all learned a great deal and enjoyed doing so."
From a teacher...
"I must write to tell you once again how
much we enjoyed your visit. My students talked for quite some time about all
the facts they learned from your presentation. One student’s comment on his
end of the year evaluation was that of all the extra activities we did this
year, your visit was the best because he learned so much from you and found
your visit so interesting.
Thank you again for coming to our school
and teaching us about your career as the humble General who led our infant
nation with integrity and grace, earning the respect of your contemporaries as
well as generations of Americans to follow. My students now count themselves
among your admirers, thanks to your engaging portrayal that brought
General Washington to life at our school."
From a teacher...
It is now the end of our school year, and
though you and your lovely family visited our campus several months ago, I
find that I must write to tell you once again how much we enjoyed your visit.
My students talked for quite some time about all the facts they learned from
your presentation. One student’s comment on his end of the year evaluation was
that of all the extra activities we did this year, your visit was the best
because he learned so much from you and found your visit so interesting.
you again for coming to our school and teaching us about your career as the
humble General who led our infant nation with integrity and grace, earning the
respect of your contemporaries as well as generations of Americans to follow.
My students now count themselves among your admirers, thanks to your engaging
portrayal that brought General Washington to life at Emmaus Lutheran School.
God’s blessings on your future endeavors.
Ami B. 3rd and 4th
Grade Teacher Emmaus Lutheran School
Wednesday, March 23,
Lord Scott honored
us in making an appearance as General George Washington on Monday March 21st
at the State Capitol for a Homeschool Rally sponsored by Arizona Families for
Home Education, the statewide homeschool organization.
Scott was asked at
the last minute to address the crowd of over 200 homeschooling parents and
children. He rose to the challenge and encouraged us all with his impromptu
speech. Scott has a natural ability in public speaking. We were very pleased
and inspired by what he shared with those in attendance at the Capitol.
Scott is a person
who values family and honor. We feel privileged to be acquainted with this
noble, humble man with a vision for unity and appreciation for the rich
history we have as a nation. He is an inspiration to those he encounters.
Arizona Families for Home Education
Lord Scott of We Make
History was hired as an historical interpreter in November 2004 for our
Advanced Placement and Regular United States History classes. He made two
appearances—one as a circa 1861 Southern planter politician and a second as a
circa 1865 New England banker.
Having heard of the
reputation for quality and historical accuracy that precedes this gentleman's
organization, We Make History, Horizon hired him at first opportunity. His
professionalism became evident from the first correspondence. We made
arrangements with ease and clarity. From the moment he walked onto campus,
his manner demonstrated a high level of interest, character and courtesy. His
presentations engaged students immediately and held their rapt attention for
the duration of the ninety-minute periods.
As an historical
impersonator, Mr. Scott demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of subject
matter, as well as admirably convincing character portrayal. Many students
commented later that it seemed as if someone stepped forward in time and
walked right into their classroom! Following the character portrayal, Mr.
Scott opened the presentation up to questions from the students. Again,
displaying a comprehensive awareness of the complexity of the time period, Mr.
Scott interacted with and responded to a wide variety of inquiries with ease
and attentiveness. His manner of communication seemed to impart a deeper
understanding among the students, regardless of their ability level. He
related to the individual’s comment or question with a clear perception of his
audience. Mr. Scott concluded his presentation with an invitation for student
involvement with the We Make History organization, thereby extending the
learning opportunity for all.
I highly recommend this
gentleman for any future historical appearances.
Advanced Placement United States History Teacher
Dear Capt. Scott,
On behalf of the Sacred Heart Home Educators Boys’ Club, I
sincerely want to thank both you and Pvt. Shetler for the wonderful Civil War
presentation. What better way to make history come alive for our youth than
to teach “in persona.” You chose a particular date, November 10, 1861, and
spoke to our group about the battles you had fought in so far, the weapons you
carried, the uniform you wore, but most importantly, you allowed us to peak
into the hearts and minds of the southern men of that time. We felt the love
they had for their home (Virginia). We saw their manners, their respect for
women and their regard for those they fought against. We experienced a real
connection with the men and boys that fought during the Civil War, much more
than any textbook could relate.
We had many wonderful comments from the boys. One was
“astounded that the costumes were authentic.” Another loved the fact that you
snapped your fingers to switch from 1861 to 2006. The weapons, of course,
were a big hit, with one young man in our group saying, “It was cool to see
the kind of swords they carried.” My son loved the question and answer
session but was sorry when it ended since he had many more questions he wanted
to ask. All in all, I think the overall consensus with the boys is that they
now have more of an understanding as to why Virginia made the decision to
leave the Union.
Thank you again for this wonderful experience. God bless you
for sharing your time and talent.
Thank you for your
presentation as Patrick Henry to the students and parents of Teen Pact. You
arrived at the State Capitol in the wardrobe of the famous statesman. You were
eloquent in your speech and inspired us all. Thank you again. I plan to tell
the other homeschool groups that they can invite you to speak. Please feel
free to use me a reference for future bookings of Patrick Henry.