Darrel Draper portrays Theodore Roosevelt in a 45 minute, costumed re-enactment of Roosevelt on the campaign trail in his bid for the presidency as the 1912 Progressive "Bull Moose" Party candidate. He reviews his life from his asthma-plagued childhood, his days at Harvard, personal tragedies and victories, military success, and rise to the White House. You will be amazed at the incredible accomplishments of this Medal of Honor and Nobel Peace Prize winner. Mixing humor, drama, and inspiration, this presentation is designed to entertain all audiences.
Darrel Draper, a fifth generation Nebraskan, retired Navy Officer, and graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, uses his talents as a storyteller and actor to educate and entertain. He has performed for national and state government agencies, museums, schools, youth groups, festivals, and is a popular banquet and luncheon speaker. Darrel specializes in costumed portrayals of historical figures that played major roles in the events that shaped our state and nation.
Funded project of Humanities Iowa. Humanities Iowa is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.