- Programs are 45 minutes in length
- Cost is $250 for the first program and half price for the second program on the same day.
- Programs for non-profits, schools and civic organizations are free if within 75 miles of Charles Town, WV and if the author is allowed to sell books.
Programs are appropriate for all ages and can be tailored to your organization or special event
Where Ward Hill Lamon programs have been presented in the past:
Baltimore CWRT, Parkville, MD 2018; Berryville Senior Center, Berryville, VA; Beta Alpha Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa (retired teachers), Ranson, WV; California University of Pennsylvania Civil War Round Table, California, PA; Carroll County Library, Mt. Airy, MD; Civil War Round Table of Gettysburg, PA; Civil War Round Table of Morgantown, WV; Daughters of the American Revolution wreath laying at Lamon grave and program in Gerrardstown, WV; Glenwood Senior Center in Glenwood, MD; First Night, Haddonfield, NJ 2012, 2013; First Night, Charlottesville, VA. (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021); Harrisburg Home School Association at Dillsburg, PA; Lamon House, Arts in the Park, Danville, IL (every year since 2007 except 2020 & 2021 due to Covid); Danville Public Library, Danville, IL; Lincoln Day Dinner, Martinsburg, WV; Heritage Days, Belle Boyd House in Martinsburg, WV (2 times); Kingwood Arts Center, Kingwood, WV; Mason Dixon Civil War Round Table, Morgantown, WV; McClean County Courthouse, Bloomington, IL; Moundsville Library, Moundsville, WV 2016; Olustee Civil War Reenactment, Olustee, FL (6 times); National Civil War Museum, Harrisburg, PA; National Federal Marshal’s Museum, Fort Smith, AR; Presidential Museum, Springfield, IL 2017; Ranson Elementary School, Ranson, WV; Renfrew Museum, Waynesboro, PA; Sugar Creek Park, Ferryville, Wisc. 2015; St. Francis de Sales Central Catholic School, Morgantown, WV; Washington County Libraries, Boonsboro, MD, Williamsport, MD and Clear Spring, MD; State Line Historical Society, State Line, PA; Union League, Philadelphia, PA; Wilson College IRP Program at Chambersburg, PA; Huttonville Days, Huttonville, WV 2015, 2016; Kanawha County Library system in three libraries (Charleston, WV); O’Hurley’s General Store, Shepherdstown, WV; Nitro Library, Nitro, WV 2015; North Berkeley County Library, Falling Waters, WV; Hershey Civil War Round Table, Hershey, PA; Harpers Ferry Civil War Round Table, Harpers Ferry, WV; St. Mary’s Catholic School, Hagerstown, MD (four times); St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Martinsburg, WV; Moundsville Public Library, Moundsville, WV; Lifelong Learning Class, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV; T.A. Lowery Elementary School, Charles Town, WV; Brunswick Middle School, Brunswick, MD 2016; Lincoln Group, Bethesda, MD 2018; History 101, Mt. Airy, MD 2018; and Wayne Theater, Waynesboro, VA 2018.
What Our Clients Have Said About Our Programs
“Since 2009, Bob surprised us by joining us in first person as Ward Hill Lamon. Bob does an excellent job…and is a favorite of visitors and volunteers alike.” Alan Woodrum, Lamon House Volunteer Coordinator, Danville, Illinois
“Thank you for bringing Ward Hill Lamon to life this morning. Thank you for presenting such a human character in the context of his times.” Willa Kaal, Co-chair of Program Planning, Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
“I would say that you accomplished your goal of making history come alive.” Middleburg/State Line (PA) Historical Society
“I commend Bob O’Connor’s scholarship and first person portrayals of Lincoln’s confidant, law partner and later Lincoln biographer, Ward Hill Lamon. Inspired by Bob’s portrayal, I decided to portray an equally controversial figure, General D. H. Hill.” Douglas Batson, Doctor of Religious Education
Your performance topic drew a large crowd. In fact, because of limited seating, we had to turn many disappointed guests away. Those who did attend were heard to comment on how interesting they found the presentation. Linda Hess, Historic Interpreter, Indian King Tavern Museum, First Night event Haddonfield, NJ