Welcome to History Programs at your Location

It’s about the scenery…

It’s about the history…

It’s about the PEOPLE!

You have come to the right place!

I partner with you to offer your group historical programs for your adult programming at your location. You and your group will be entertained while discovering the ordinary people from the past who lived extraordinary lives. I’m easy to reach through the Contact or Book Now tab. Let’s work together to meet your programming schedule.

Sincerely, Dave





The Harbisons – An ordinary family who led an extraordinary life…

The Civil War, Westward Expansion, The Panic of 1893 are all well known historical events that take on a new meaning with this story of their impact on a single family. Buffeted by the winds of national events, the family is forced to start life over yet again. Walk with Kittie and Annie from Denver as they cross Berthoud Pass to create a successful dairy ranch in a hostile environment to supply milk to the expanding Grand Lake population. Come and enjoy their story leading up to the development of Rocky Mountain National Park and beyond.





Do you ever wish you had lived in the pioneer days?

You would have the inspiration to cross Ute trails over the mountains to camp on the side of Colorado’s largest lake. You would have the courage and adaptability to live in a cave on the side of a mountain while digging a ditch to divert water out of the Grand River. You might see the Arapahoe men on horseback wandering through what would become Rocky Mountain National Park pronouncing the ancestral names, like “Kawuneeche”, or the features they see, or hear Enos Mills talk of preserving the land for generations to come to explore and enjoy.

Living now you will explore all of these experiences and more. You will be inspired to encourage your children and grandchildren to preserve the Wilderness, Wildlife, and Wonder of Rocky Mountain National Park’s west side far into the future.




Do you know there were more than 30 lodges in Rocky Mountain National Park?

Can you envision large resorts where elk and moose graze in pristine meadows today? “Lost Lodges of Rocky” explores the transitions in lodging for visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park, in an entertaining one hour program. Come and share the thought–provoking search for balance between wilderness and hospitality unique to America’s first automobile based National Park.




His life was his art. His LIVING was his love for his wife, family, and hunting in the west…

Let Dave introduce you to a man who was so much more than a sculptor and artist. After spending much of his youth hunting and sketching in the Colorado mountain wilderness of the 1870s, Alexander Phimister Proctor’s talents took him throughout the U.S. and on to Paris and Rome. He was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, incurable wanderer, and confidant to many prominent figures of his day. Proctor was deeply revered as both America’s premier animal sculptor and an unfailingly warm and enthusiastic human being.