Peter Small believes that it is people who make history happen. While teaching social
studies, he developed his program with costumed presentations from George Washington
to Harry Truman for his classes, which became memorable and enjoyable lessons for his
pupils. He has performed before a wide variety of audiences. For ten years he was the
presenter at Knott's Berry Farm's Thomas Edison Workshop. He has been a performing
artist with The Performing Tree of Los Angeles, and is currently an adjunct instructor for
the Older Adults Program at the North Orange County Community College District. He
has performed at the Ronald Reagan, Herbert Hoover, Richard Nixon, and George Bush
Presidential Libraries, Port Huron, Michigan's Thomas Edison Festival, and has appeared
on the History Channel and KTTV-TV's Midday Sunday in Los Angeles.
e - E n a c t m e n t s :
For more information:
please contact me at:
or write me at:
Peter M. Small
P.O. Box 3452
Fullerton CA 92834
TEL: (949) 631-2703
CELL: (760) 717-9666
Check out the links below
for further info:
George Washington. Meet the Father of Our Country as
he separates fact from myth about his life from the
cherry tree to crossing the Delaware River.
John Adams - Our second U.S. President and first Vice President.
His advocacy and leadership in 1776 made him "The Atlas of American
Thomas Jefferson. He was the Third President, but the Sage of
Monticello would rather be remembered as a scientist, farmer,
inventor, architect, and author of the Declaration of Independence.
Thomas Edison. This interactive program shows how the
Wizard of Menlo Park invented the electric light bulb,
phonograph, and motion pictures. "Your
adaptation of my great-grandfather, Thomas Edison, would
be much appreciated by him."- Professor David E.
Edison Sloan, University of New Haven.
Theodore Roosevelt - Meet one of America's most exciting and
dynamic Presidents. He was a hunter and a conservationist. He
was also a warrior who won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Franklin D. Roosevelt. We meet F.D.R. as he looks back at his
accomplishments as President and ahead to victory in World
War II and rebuilding the postwar world.
Harry S. Truman,The Buck Stops Here. In his blunt, plain
speaking style, Mr. Truman tells how he met the challenges of
the Presidency from dropping the Atomic Bomb to the dismissal
of General MacArthur.
Golda Meir. As prime minister of an embattled nation, her
story is also the story of the State of Israel... "
I'm actually talking to Golda Meir." - Tony Valdez,
host, Midday Sunday, KTTV-TV, Los Angeles, CA
Moses the Lawgiver - He led the Israelites from slavery to
freedom. Through Devine revelation and inspiration, he
presented the Ten Commandments and the basis of religious and
moral law to his people.
For grades K-12:
Touring area: CA. Will fly elsewhere if school pays airtravel expenses.
Travel expenses for outside of Southern California and out of state.
$375.00 for the first assembly
($400.00 outside L.A. and Orange Counties)
$275.00 for each additional assembly
($300.00 outside L.A. and Orange Counties).
c k n o w l e d g e m e n t s :
a) The Orange County Register, Monday, February 12, 2007,
about my performance as Golda Meir:
b) A link to KCAL-TV interview from February 22, 2007:
c) Link to 8/12/07 article in The Californian on
performance as Thomas Jefferson:
d) Youtube links: (which includes:)
1) KGAN-TV coverage of the Hooverfest, Herbert Hoover Presidential
Library, West Branch,
Iowa, August 1999,
2) KCAL-TV, February 22, 2007 (same as b above),
3) As George Washington, Torrance Library, Torrance, CA, February 2006:
e) A link to the O.C. Register article and photographs of August 18, 2009
performance as Thomas
Jefferson at the Nixon Library:
f) A link to the OC Register from August 2009, when
I performed as Thomas Jefferson
at the Nixon Library:
g) Youtube link to the Garden Grove Cable Channel
about our appearance at the Nixon Library on
Presidents' Day 2012, religious and moral law to his people: