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HFK Presents

 Historical Portrayal for adult audiences,

the “Kids at Heart”

Programs for Adult Audiences


For more than 10 years, as owners of HFK Presents, actor and professional speaker Terry Lynch and his wife Laura, a certified educator have combined their careers to develop programs for older students and adults that not only educate but entertain.

When audiences saw our historical programs for children, they told us that they wish learning about great historical figures could have been this much fun when they were in school. They enjoy our presentations, but they’re for kids, right?

Colleges, libraries, historical societies, and many other organizations were left wondering: what about the adults? Learning isn’t just for children, and everyone likes to have fun. So how could we bring history to life for the “kids at heart”?

We developed HFK Presents.  These programs are for adult audiences who are never too old to learn something new about history’s most interesting and inspirational figures.

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



What kind of programs do we offer?

HFK Presents offers leadership programs, historical portrayal programs, and workshops for school districts, museums, historical societies, and corporations, as well as keynote addresses for organizations.

Terry has spoken to groups of all ages using his years of theatrical and improvisational training at Northern Illinois University, Second City Training Center, and i.O Theater, to create unique, interactive presentations that are both informative and motivational.

Terry’s wife Laura, a certified educator and member of Who’s Who in American Education and Who’s Who Among Young American Professionals, researches and co-writes the programs as well as develops in-services and workshops.

Most recently, Terry and Laura wrote Mistakes Happen: An Historical Guide to Overcoming Adversity, and Terry has been an occasional contributor on the “WGN-TV Morning Show”.

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Choose from more than three dozen program titles to bring history to life!


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Historical Portrayals

Choose from the following great figures in history.

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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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