A magical look at the history book, this program is an exciting
introduction to early American history, using magic, puppets , and
ventriloquism .
Your students will learn about:

  • America’s beginnings and the people that shaped our nation,
    including Captain John Smith, Ben Franklin, George
    Washington .
  • The Real Story of Uncle Sam.
  • What our Flag stands for.
  • King George III of England.
  • Paul Revere’s ride.
  • Betsy Ross and the flag.

This interactive program is presented in a fun, light-hearted
manner that will give your students a new perspective on
American History. Bob Conrad makes learning fun!

Versions for grades k -3, 4 -6, and k - 6   

Bob Conrad is the Author/ illustrator of "Bob Conrad's Great Americans".

You too can have results like this!

"Bob Conrad, of Conrad Productions  presented his American History Magic Show at
our library this summer.  This was far more than a magic show.  Bob is a man of many
talents.  He is a teacher, an entertainer, a ventriloquist, a magician and a very nice
guy, who comes across with a warm sense of humor that captivates his audience.  
There were 93 children and 60 parents who came to see Bob's American History Magic
show.  Everyone enjoyed the show immensely.  After the production, many parents
asked me if we could have Bob come back to do another show. I promised them we
would invite Bob Conrad back, to do another entertaining history production.  The
parents appreciated Bob entertaining their kids and making history come alive for
them. If you invite Bob to your school or library, you will be happy you did.  He is

Adele Bennett, Youth History Librarian, Brentwood Public Library, Brentwood, NY

I want to thank you for the wonderful performances for our students. Both "You are
Special: The Magic of Believing in Yourself" and the "American History Magic Show"
captivated the students. Sometimes students don't realize they are learning when they
are having such a good time. Through your magic, puppetry and comedy, students
learned important lessons, information and really had a great time.

Dean Scali, principal, PS 56, Staten Island, NY

"Thank you for a wonderful assembly.  The children thoroughly enjoyed your
American History Magic show.  The younger grades were thrilled!  I'm sure you heard
them roar with delight at your program!  And to my surprise, the older grades enjoyed
the program as well.  They enjoyed the drawing, ventriloquism, and magical way of
learning American History.
Thank you for a wonderful program."

Nina Ricci, Art in Ed Chairperson, St. Denis / , St. Columba School, Hopewell
Junction, N

"I cannot tell you how much our students and teachers enjoyed your "American
History Magic Show" , which you presented on October 6th,  I have heard nothing but
positive comments about your program.  Even parents approached me to, tell me how
their children continued to talk about your show that evening.
Thank you so much for a fabulous, informative, well-paced presentation that engaged
our K-5 audience and their teachers!"

Deborah M . Podwin, Assembly Coordinator, Franklin School, Bergenfield, NJ

"On behalf of the Mechanicstown PTO , I would like to thank you for the recent
performance at Mechanicstown Elementary School.  The children and the teachers
enjoyed it immensely.  Your performance was very entertaining as well as
informative.  It gave the children a chance to show that they were paying attention in
Social Studies class.  I was also in the audience and enjoyed the show.  The 5th Grade
teachers would like to have you back next year before 5th grade Social Studies exam
in the fall. Thank you again."

Laura Wormsley, Treasurer Mechanicstown PTO, Mechanicstown, Elementary,
Middletown, NY

"Thank you for putting on your wonderful performance of "American History Magic
Show". The children loved it and many parents said it was the best show we've ever
had here.  It fit perfectly in our summer reading program "Book across America". We
hope have you back again  in the near future."

Judy Westcott, Director, East Haddam Public Library, Moodus, CT

"The children and staff of St Dominic school thoroughly enjoyed your presentation of
The American History Magic Show.  They found it to be both educational and
entertaining.  We would like to thank you for this wonderful program. We look forward
to having you visit our school again in the future."

Mary A. Hogan, Principal, Saint Dominic School, Southington, CT.

"I can always count on Bob Conrad for an excellent performance. He has done many
history shows here at Brentwood Public Library including Abe Lincoln in Person, A
Visit with Thomas Alva Edison, Davy Crockett's American Frontier, Songs of America
and most recently The American History Magic Show. All of these shows are
educational as well as entertaining. The kids love Bob's performances and so do we."

Adele Bennett, History Youth Librarian, Public Library, Brentwood, NY 11717  
The American History Magic Show
Bob with helper playing Betsy Ross
magically make a flag.
Harvey and Bob talk about Paul Revere.
Hound Dogie learns about George Washington.
Bob Conrad is the author and
illustrator of the book "Bob
Conrad's Great Americans", which
highlights the lives of several great
Americans including; Benjamin
Franklin, George Washington, Betsy
Ross, Paul Revere and others. The
research that went into that book
was the inspiration for this program.