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Histories for Kids

Historical portrayal and storytelling programs.

Watch history come alive...and meet its greatest personalities.

About Us

Histories for Kids specializes in historical portrayal and storytelling programs for children of all ages.

The 45 minute, one man interactive performances give students in grades K-8 a new, first-person perspective on the people and events that make up our history and culture.

Programs are suitable for school assembly programs, library programs, and other educational organization.

Programs for adult audiences are also available through our HFK Presents programs.

Who We Are

Terry Lynch

Terry has 20 years’ experience as a professional actor in Chicagoland. He has trained at, among others: Northern Illinois University, Second City Training
Center, and Improv Olympic. He has been seen with Emerald City Theater, spent seven seasons with AlphaBet Soup Productions, and has performed in professional theater, radio, and television around Chicago.

He was the original Frosty in the premiere season of “Frosty Returns” with
Emerald City Theater. In his seven seasons with AlphaBet Soup, he has been seen in many roles, some of which include: King Ozzie in “Sleeping Beauty,” the Giant in “Jack and the Beanstalk,” Papa in “Rumpelstiltskin,” Baloo in “The Jungle Book,” Peter Cottontail in “The Easter Egg Caper,” Santa in the “Santa Sack Capers,” and has been seen as both Papa and Louie in two versions of “Beauty and the Beast.”

Terry has performed at theaters around Chicago including Circle Theatre, Donny’s Skybox, and National Pastime. He has been heard in radio spots for St. Paul Federal in Chicago and St. Anthony's Children’s Hospital in St. Louis.  He is also a regular contributor to the WGN Morning Show.

Laura Lynch

Laura is an NCLB Highly Qualified Illinois Certified educator, with endorsements in Language Arts and Social Science. She has recently developed presentations to make HFK Presents an ISBE Approved Professional Development Provider. She has a degree in Elementary Education from St. Xavier University, Chicago.

Not only is Laura a member of Who’s Who in American Education, but is also listed in Who's Who Among Young American Professionals.

Together, for more than 15 years, Laura and Terry have combined forces to form Histories for Kids and HFK Presents.  Their interactive programs give audiences a new, first-person perspective on the people and events that make up our history and culture.

The Program Comes to You

Histories for Kids brings historical portrayal to you for your school assembly or library program.  The 45 minute, one man interactive programs bring a first person perspective of history's greatest figures to your audience.

School assembly programs 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!

Supplemental Materials

Upon receipt of all required documentation, you will receive via email a link to our Dropbox for PR materials, or if applicable, a study guide to supplement your program.

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Programs

Choose from over three dozen program titles to bring history to life!

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2017 Summer Reading Programs

Our newest title, "Let's Build a Fable" is perfect for both the Build a Better World, and Reading by Design themes.

Join storyteller Terry Lynch as he tells famous fables to inspire and entertain his audience.  He will then lead the group through the construction of an original fable worthy of retelling to family and friends!  This program is approximately 45-60 minutes long and is suitable for ages 4-10.

Historical Portrayals

 Choose from the following great figures in history.

Click the "Read More" button on the Programs box for full program descriptions.

Here's What Our Clients Say

  • "The storyteller's method made you imagine you were at the story's location."
  • "I liked how Mr. Lynch involved the students in the program.  He left students with a positive message to follow their dreams and overcome obstacles."
  • "Ben Franklin came to life as he explained his life in an interesting and entertaining way.  Students participated on stage which made it even more enjoyable.  An excellent program!"
  • "Captain Meriweather Lewis took our families along on the awesome adventures of the Corps of Discovery."
  • "I am sending this letter to tell you how much my students and teachers enjoyed your program.  The teachers told me that the students came back to their room excited about what they saw and heard."
  • "Superb, outstanding, entertaining, worthwhile...I could go on and on about the two assemblies your company presented at our school this past year."
  •   "The interaction with the audience kept the students engaged."

Histories for Kids / HFK Presents     P.O. Box 2337     Orland Park, Illinois  60462

Phone:  708-218-7001     Email:  hfktales@gmail.com

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