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Featured programs.

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U.S. Grant: the Hero of Appomattox

It has been 150 years since the beginning of the Civil War. How did the war affect the average citizen?!

Nicholas Flamel's
Science-Faction of Fiction

Take a look back to the
15th & 16th century thinkers.

Jamestown Settlement

America--discovered by Columbus, claimed by Spain, desired by all!!

Historical Illinois

Travel the timeline of Illinois from the prairies to the urban societies of today.

Benjamin Franklin

Inventor, statesman, and founding father. He seemed to do it all!

Burnham’s Chicago

Daniel Burnham, architect of the 1909 Chicago Plan, leads you through the history of the “Windy City”

Haunted History

Sit back and listen to chilling tales of the historical hauntings of the Midwest. Goosebumps guaranteed!

The Legend of St. Nicholas

You’d better watch out! The legend of this holiday favorite

Edgar Allan Poe

Literary chills abound in this spine tingling program!


And many, many more!
See our full program listing, including such favorites as
Tall Tales
and Teddy Roosevelt



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Explore historical personalities and their accomplishments through the entertaining and engaging talents of veteran actor Terry Lynch.

Terry has appeared in numerous school assemblies programs, library programs, and historical society events throughout the country. Histories for Kids, Inc., has appeared at the Taste of Chicago and the WGN Morning Show.

All programs are researched by Laura E. Lynch, certified teacher and member of Who’s Who in American Education and Who’s Who Among Young American Professionals.

These interactive, entertaining shows are curriculum-based, and include an extensive study guide and bibliography of books and websites for use to prepare for or follow up on your school assembly.

Budgets, Budgets, Budgets... Get More for Your Buck


Has YOUR school assembly or bus budget been cut? Many of our clients are experiencing similar woes...NOT to fear, Histories for Kids, Inc. is here!

Our programs come to YOU! No transportation required. That's money in your pocket. Our assemblies can be seamlessly incorporated into your curriculum.
We offer extensive study guides that include lesson plans, projects, worksheets, and games. An entire unit of study for the price of an assembly!


Teacher Inservices


Laura & Terry Lynch (HFK Presents) are ISBE Approved Professional Development Providers. Contact them for info on how to have HFK Presents at your next school or regional in-service! Download our brochure.


Presentations available:

  • S.O.S.!! Save Our Social Studies Planning:
    Delivering and Engaging Students in Social Studies Instruction
  • Actions Speak Louder Than Words:
    How to Maintain Credibilty as a Role Model for Your Students
  • What Do You Do With People Like That?:
    Strategies for Effective Collaborative Relationships and Communication

All presentations available year round


Other Workshops Available


Museum or Historical Society Educators, Docents or Volunteers:

Developing Presentations Skills: Learning to Read Your Audience

This workshop, developed for museum and historical society educators, docents and volunteers to develop or brush up on presentation skills. How do you keep everyone from grandma to the sullen teen interested in the information you find fascinating! Learn some tricks of the trade for reading the patrons of your organizations and making sure they get the most from their visit. Interactive workshops are 60-90 minutes long.

Do American's Need to Brush Up on Their Civics?


The answer is is a resounding YES! Lately, it seems the emphasis in the American school system has been on passing standardized tests for funding. What have we lost in the process? Learning!


Today, the average American might have difficulty passing the test for U.S. citizenship. Don't believe it? Click on the link below. Newsweek asked 1000 people the following questions from the test... 38% failed.
How do you measure up?

Newsweek Excerpts from the U.S. Citizenship Test


HFK Presents: for the kids at heart!
Now available for High School and College Campus Activities, Adult library programs, Historical Societies, and organizations

For adults who want to experience an in-depth view of fascinating historical characters, or need motivational and leadership keynote addresses.

Corporate Event Entertainment also available



Now Available!

A companion Book to the HFK Presents program:

Mistakes Happen: An Historical Guide
to Overcoming Adversity

$10.00 USD Plus S&H


Click Here to See the Book Trailer


Click here to See WGN Morning Show
Profile Authors




A companion book to the
Histories for Kids, Inc. / HFK Presents program:

"The Legend of St. Nicholas"


Nicholas Comes to America:
The Story of Santa Claus


Sold Out, More on Order


Discover the Origins of :
St. Nicholas characters in various countries
Popular Christmas symbols
Worldwide Christmas traditions


Included are some of the author's favorite Christmas recipes with pages for your own Christmas treats and room to journal your special Christmas memories!

Makes a GREAT Stocking stuffer!


$10.00 USD
Plus S & H


Click here for the book trailer


For bookings:

Histories for Kids, Inc.
P.O. Box 2337
Orland Park, IL 60462
phone: 708-218-7001 • fax: 708-844-6195
e-mail: tales@historiesforkids.com