Who delivered the Gettysburg Address? Who was the main speaker at the dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania? On that fall day in 1863, nearly 150 years ago: Who delivered the Gettysburg Address? Hint: It wasn’t President Lincoln.

Who was Calvin Coolidge? OK. OK. He was the 30th president but whoever named him “Silent Cal” simply was not paying attention. Like turkeys leaping into a barrel, historians have followed each other in their rush to consign Coolidge to the dust bins of the past. Why did Will Rogers call his friend the president the “funniest public man I ever met”?

Who was Daniel Webster? I hope you don’t think he “wrote” the dictionary because he didn’t. “Dictionary Webster” was a distant cousin, Noah. Was this charismatic man “Black Dan” or the “God-like Daniel”? Why did JFK include him in his “Profiles in Courage”?

Who was John Quincy Adams? He was Abigail and John Adams' eldest son and he devoted his life attempting to live up to his parents' expectations.

Who is Jim Cooke? He is an actor who turned from the stage to the “dry” pages of history and makes the past live again in four amazing solo performances.

 
Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge

MORE THAN TWO WORDS

You get much “More Than Two Words” when you witness the “Roaring Twenties” from a unique vantage point.

This performance draws its title from a story of Coolidge’s brief time as vice president. At dinner, seated next to a gregarious lady, says she:

Oh, Mr. Coolidge, I’ve made a five dollar bet that I can make you to say more than two words!

Says he: You lose.

video:

Coolidge speaks at Reagan's Heroes: A 100th Birthday Celebration, on Feb. 15, 2011

Edward Everett

Edward Everett

THE OTHER SPEAKER
AT GETTYSBURG

After the dedication or our National Cemetery at Gettysburg, had you asked President Lincoln: Who delivered the Gettysburg Address? Honest Abe would have honestly replied: Why, the Honorable Edward Everett from Massachusetts.

video:

Jim talks about Edward Everett

Daniel Webster

Daniel Webster

I STILL LIVE!

Daniel Webster’s last words may have been “I Still Live!” In any case, the great man lives again in this dramatic and entertaining performance.

John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams

A SPIRIT UNCONQUERABLE!

Jim Cooke's latest “one man show” illuminates the last ten years of JQA’a extraordinary life. We meet the former president as he sits for his final portrait.

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JQA sits for his last portrait

JQA remembers Russia