Actor Arch Ellwein portrays colorful historical figures like President Theodore Roosevelt, Steamboat Captain Grant Marsh, Sgt. John Ordway of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, Buffalo Hunter Yellowstone Vic Smith and others. From a banquet speech at a conference of neurosurgeons to a grade school assembly program, Arch treats his audiences to an entertaining and intriguing perspective on history.  Performance fees range from $300 to $1500 plus expenses. Inquire about availability.

Historical Theatre Presentations * Children's Theatre* School Assemblies
"I felt as though I were actually watching and listening to Teddy Roosevelt. I was thinking ...
                   THIS IS TEDDY!" 
        Betty Martin, Medicalodge,                          Coffeyville KS
"For a number of years, Fort Buford State Historic Site has contracted with Arch for his portrayals of historic individuals. We plan to seek his services as long as he agrees to perform. We contract with Arch for two primary reasons. 
 The first is his historical accuracy.
 He knows that accurate historical portrayal goes far beyond wearing the proper clothes and knowing the history - he must be able to be that person in movement, talk, gesture and feeling.
Doubtlessly, there are numerous scholars who can conduct the research. Additionally, there are numerous actors who, if handed a proper script, could portray a historical figure. However, the combination of superior research and excellent acting skills is rare indeed - Arch possesses that unique combination." 
                             Mark Sundlov SHSND SiteSupervisor 
Arch as Theodore Roosevelt 
at Hastings, NE
"As President of Mount Marty College, please accept my thank you and sincere congratulations on another exceptional Chautaugua here at Mount Marty. We were very pleased to bring Teddy Roosevelt back to Yankton. Your performance was unbelievably real - I'm sure there were those who thought "TR" actually had returned!"  
James T. Barry, Ed. D. President Mount Marty College, Yankton SD
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Steamboat Captain Marsh
at the Western Heritage Ctr. in Billings MT
"We had a wonderful time with you and wanted to thank you once again for your "bully" great presentation. We are still receiving warm and positive comments from those who attended.
We all learned something new about TR that night and your program certainly sparked lots of renewed interest in TR locally."   
 Felicia Cogley, 
Hastings Public Library
Arch Ellwein
*Over 1750 performances in 16 states since 1996
*Humanities Montana Speakers Bureau since 1999
*History Alive! performer for the State Historical                 Society of North Dakota since 1998
*South Dakota Humanities Council Speakers           Bureau
*Touring school lyceum presenter for Dakota                     Assemblies & National School Assemblies
*Director of the Footlights & Greasepaint Youth                 Theatre Retreat since 1996
*Friends of Fort Union/Fort Buford 2011 Fellowship            recipient
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Sidney MT 59270
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TR at Roosevelt Park Minot ND
Over 1800 shows in 16 states 
               since 1996