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John Horrigan

Prolific Five-Time Emmy Award-Winning Folklorist has a portfolio of over 200 lectures on Music History, Art History, Female History, Historical Weather, Boston History, New England History, Astronomy, Revolutionary War, Military History, American History, World History, African American History, History of Energy, Alternative Energy, Environment, Climate Change, Food History, Agriculture, Social and Economic History, Great Disasters, Shipwrecks and Unexplained Mysteries. Please click 'More +' link lower right for list of lectures.

THE PILGRIMS

  • The Mayflower and The First Thanksgiving
  • Pequot War
  • Myles Standish: The Nemasket Raid and the Wessagusset Massacre
  • King Philip's War

AMERICAN HISTORY

  • Prohibition
  • Abolitionists
  • Suffragettes: Stone, Stanton and Anthony
  • Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange
  • Norman Rockwell
  • Women in Warfare
  • American Unrest: A History of American Riots and Protests
  • 1491: Native America
  • Custer's Last Stand
  • Great American Poets
  • Early American Movie Stars
  • Early American Radio Programs
  • Great American Authors of the 19th Century
  • Geronimo, Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse
  • Wild Bill Hickok, Kit Carson and Buffalo Bill
  • Women of the Wild West
  • Annie Oakley and Calamity Jane
  • American Gold Rushes
  • Great Native American Tribes
  • Great Inventions
  • The Industrial Age
  • Native American Democide
  • American Epidemics and Global Pandemics
  • The Roaring Twenties
  • A History of Spirits: Beer, Wine and Whiskey
  • The Great Depression
  • The Fifties
  • 1968
  • 1969
  • A History of World's Fairs
  • Step Right Up: A History of the Circus
  • The Vice Presidents
  • P.T. Barnum
  • The Lavender Scare: Frank Kameny
  • Early American Roads and Highways
  • Cattle Trails of the Old West
  • The Transatlantic Telegraph Cable

WORLD HISTORY

  • History of the Ukraine
  • History of South Africa
  • History of Australia
  • History of Russia
  • History of Israel
  • British Kings and Queens
  • 1848: World in Revolt
  • Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra
  • The Lust for Fur
  • History of Cotton, Wool and Silk
  • Ancient Rome
  • Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient China
  • History of Agriculture
  • History of Space Exploration
  • History of Electricity
  • History of Oil
  • The Day of Two Noons: A History of Timekeeping
  • History of Energy: Timber, Coal, Oil and Gas
  • History of Fruits and Vegetables
  • History of Salt and Pepper
  • History of Spices
  • History of Candy, Vanilla and Chocolate
  • History of Bread and Grain
  • History of Coffee, Tea and Milk
  • Sugar, Molasses and Slaves
  • History of Chicken, Pork and Beef
  • A History of Whaling
  • A History of Fish and Shellfish Consumption
  • A History of American Unions and Sweat Shops
  • History of Weapons and Artillery
  • The Tallest Buildings
  • Famous Hotels
  • The Longest Tunnels and the Highest Bridges
  • Seven Wonders of the World (Ancient and Modern)
  • Dinosaurs

MARITIME DISASTERS

  • Titanic
  • New England Lighthouse Storm
  • Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
  • The Portland Gale
  • The Halifax Explosion
  • The Wreck of the Royal Tar
  • The Wreck of the City of Columbus
  • The Rescue: SS Pendleton
  • The Whaleship Essex

GREAT FIRES

  • Great London Fire
  • Great North American Fires of the 17th and 18th Century
  • Great North American Fires of the 19th Century
  • Great North American Wildfires and Forest Fires
  • Great Watertown Fire
  • Great Brant Rock Fire
  • Great Fires of Antiquity
  • Great Fires of New England
  • The Cocoanut Grove Fire
  • Great Fires of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard
  • The Great Hartford Circus Fire

GREAT DISASTERS

  • Hindenburg
  • Great Plagues
  • Great Volcanic Eruptions
  • Great Mining Disasters
  • Great Tsunamis
  • Great Earthquakes
  • Ready? Disaster and Emergency Preparedness

EARLY AMERICAN CONFLICTS

  • The Deerfield Raid
  • The French and Indian War
  • The Alamo
  • Native American Captives: Mary Rowlandson and John Billington
  • Remember the Maine
  • Pancho Villa

REVOLUTIONARY WAR

  • The Boston Massacre
  • The Powder Alarm
  • The Boston Tea Party
  • Paul Revere
  • The Grape Island Alarm
  • Liberty Ladies of the American Revolution
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill
  • Varnum's Continentals: African Americans in the American Revolution
  • George Washington
  • Deborah Sampson
  • The Lost Eclipse Expedition
  • The Wreck of the General Arnold
  • Evacuation Day
  • Henry Knox Cannon Train
  • Benedict Arnold
  • Yorktown
  • Saratoga
  • The Marbleheaders
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • Winters of the American Revolution
  • New England's Dark Day
  • Great Shipwrecks of the American Revolution
  • Great Storms of the American Revolution
  • Great Fires of the American Revolution
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Shays' Rebellion

WAR OF 1812

  • The Burning of Washington D.C.
  • The War of 1812
  • American Army of Two

CIVIL WAR

  • The Underground Railroad
  • Freedom By Any Means: Robert Smalls, ‘Box’ Brown, Ellen Craft
  • Civil War Military Technology
  • The Baltimore Plot
  • Civil War Naval Battles: Ironclads and Blockades
  • Female Spies of the Civil War
  • 54th Massachusetts Regiment:
  • The Swamp Angels
  • Gettysburg
  • Frederick Douglass
  • The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth
  • Buffalo Soldiers
  • Great Storms of the Civil War
  • Great Fires of the Civil War
  • Antietam

WORLD WAR ONE

  • The Christmas Truce
  • Zeppelin Raids
  • The Angels of Mons
  • World War One: A Retrospective
  • The Battle of Jutland
  • The Battle of Orleans
  • War Horses, Messenger Dogs and Carrier Pigeons
  • Gallipoli
  • Lusitania
  • Gas Attacks
  • Great Fighter Aces: Eddie Rickenbacker, Billy Bishop and the Red Baron
  • Weapons of the First World War
  • Passchendaele
  • Miracle of the Marne
  • Battle of the Somme
  • Verdun
  • Harlem Hellfighters: African Americans in World War I

WORLD WAR TWO

  • Blackout: U-Boats off the New England Coast
  • The Channel Dash
  • ESCAPE: The Wooden Horse / The Colditz Birdmen
  • Night of Broken Glass
  • The Holocaust
  • The Great Escape Robinson Crusoes of Wake Island
  • Pearl Harbor
  • The Tuskegee Airmen, the 761st Tank Battalion and the U.S.S. Mason
  • 30 Seconds Over Tokyo
  • D-Day
  • The Battle of Midway
  • Agent Tricycle: Dusan Popov - Great Spies of World War II
  • Foo Fighters and Scandanavian Ghost Rockets
  • The Battle of the Bulge
  • Doomed Battleships: Tirpitz, Yamato and the Graf Zeppelin
  • Japanese Balloon Bombs
  • Okinawa and Iwo Jima
  • Night of a Thousand Bombers
  • Hide, Dig and Dash (Robinson Crusoes of Wake Island/The Wooden Horse/Channel Dash)
  • Patton vs. Rommel
  • The Los Angeles Air Raid
  • Sink the Bismarck
  • The Fire Bombing of Japan and Germany
  • The Battle of Britain
  • The Battle of the Pacific
  • Japanese Holdouts
  • Unbroken: The Story of Louis Zamperini
  • Shark Attack: The Indianapolis
  • Nagasaki and Hiroshima

MILITARY HISTORY

  • Missiles of October
  • Napoleon
  • Hannibal
  • Where Are My Legions?: Battle of the Teutoborg Forest
  • The Crusades
  • Alexander the Great
  • Viet Nam
  • End Run at Inchon: MacArthur in Korea
  • Great Battles of Antiquity
  • Waterloo

AVIATION HISTORY

  • The Wright Brothers
  • Dirigibles
  • Supersonic: The Fastest
  • She Flies: The First Female Pilots
  • Early African American Aviators

ENVIRONMENT

  • Rachel Carson
  • The First Environmentalists: Audubon, Muir and Powell
  • Atomic Energy
  • Pollution
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Climate Change
  • Invasive Species
  • A History of Famine
  • A History of Mining
  • Alternative Energy
  • A History of Plastic and Rubber

EXPLORATION AND EXPANSION

  • The History of Space Exploration
  • Space Station, Gemini and Apollo Missions
  • Amelia Earhart
  • Lewis and Clark
  • Von Humboldt and Cook
  • Hugh Glass: The Revenant
  • Shackleton
  • Early Global Explorers
  • Early North American Explorers
  • The Quest for the Poles
  • Mount Everest
  • "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"
  • Lost Expeditions
  • Columbus
  • The Vikings
  • Daniel Boone

HISTORICAL WEATHER

  • The Dust Bowl
  • Great Storms of Block Island, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard
  • The Year Without a Summer
  • The Children's Blizzard and the Blizzard of '88
  • Early American Tornadoes
  • Early American Hurricanes
  • Cold Fridays and Hot Saturdays: An American Survey of Extreme Temperatures
  • Great American Floods and Droughts
  • Strange Rains and Fish Falls
  • American Dark Days and Bright Nights: Great Fogs, Eclipses and Auroras
  • Great Middlesex Tornado of 1851
  • Worcester Tornado
  • Great Hurricane of 1938
  • Historic Storms of Olde New England
  • Great New England Blizzards
  • Great New England Floods
  • Great New England Hurricanes
  • Great New England Heat Waves and Deep Freezes

BOSTON and NEW ENGLAND HISTORY

  • Earthquakes of Olde New England
  • The History of Boston
  • New England Lighthouses
  • The Islands of Boston Harbor
  • The Tallest, the Longest and the Highest in Massachusetts
  • Great Northeast Blackout
  • The History of Dedham
  • The First Roads, Paths and Trails of Olde New England
  • The Boston Molasses Flood
  • Harvard Food Riots
  • Norumbega: Vikings in Massachusetts
  • The Quabbin Reservoir

INVENTIONS and INVENTORS

  • Edison vs. Tesla
  • Henry Ford
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Great American Inventors
  • African American Inventors and Scientists
  • The First Internet: The Telegraph
  • History of the Railroad

HISTORICAL CRIME

  • Sacco and Vanzetti
  • Ahoy Pirates!
  • Prohibition Gangsters
  • Jesse James
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Great Art Heists
  • Great Bank Robberies
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Gunfight at the OK Corral
  • Gunfighters of the Old West
  • Boston Strangler
  • Jack The Ripper
  • Lizzy Borden
  • Mad Gasser of Mattoon
  • Billy the Kid
  • The Brinks Job
  • Spring-heeled Jack

BIOGRAPHY

  • Marylin Monroe
  • Howard Hughes
  • Houdini
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • William Shakespeare
  • W.E.B. DuBose
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Martin Luther King
  • Rosa Parks
  • Pitcher, Ross, Barton and Anthony: Great American Heroines
  • Joan of Arc
  • Cesar Chaves and Mother Jones

ART HISTORY

  • Monet, Rembrandt, van Gogh and Picasso
  • Michelangelo vs. Leonardo
  • Nazca Lines, Easter Island and Cave Drawings

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY

  • Buddy Holly: The Day the Music Died
  • Glenn Miller is Missing
  • A Bing Crosby Christmas
  • A Rat Pack Christmas
  • A Bob Hope Christmas
  • Sinatra's Favorite Christmas Songs
  • A History of American Comedy
  • Famous Clowns and Court Jesters
  • The Great Composers
  • Beethoven and Bach
  • Franz Liszt: The First Rock Star
  • Aaron Copeland, George Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein
  • Scott Joplin
  • Gunther Schuller
  • Duke Ellington
  • Diana Ross and Dionne Warwick
  • Ronnie Spector and Tina Turner
  • Donna Summer and Whitney Houston
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Billie Holiday, Etta James and Ma Rainey
  • Music of the Renaissance
  • Lil Hardin Armstrong, Marian Anderson and Dorothy Fields
  • Dylan
  • American Folk Singers of the 1960's
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Early Rock and Roll: 1950's
  • Early Rock and Roll: 1960's
  • A History of Popular Disco Music
  • A History of Punk Rock
  • A History of Grunge Rock
  • She Sings: A History of Female Singing Groups
  • Music of Motown
  • Chess Records and Sun Records
  • Early American Blues: Memphis, Chicago and the Mississippi Delta
  • Early American Composers: Stephen Foster, John Philip Sousa and Patrick Gilmore
  • The Big Band Era
  • Vaudeville
  • Great Jazz Composers
  • Jimi, Janis, Jim and Brian
  • California Dreamin: Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, the Byrds
  • The Early Beatles
  • The Bee Gees
  • The Who
  • Neil Young
  • Elton John
  • Live Aid / Live 8
  • Woodstock (1969)
  • Woodstock 94 and 99
  • The Eagles
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Pearl Jam
  • The British Music Invasion
  • The Crooners
  • Elvis
  • The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show

HISTORICAL ASTRONOMY

  • Star Gazing for the Family: Planets, Stars, Constellations, Satellites and the Moon (evening/outdoor program with music and audio)
  • Backyard Astronomy for the Family (evening/outdoor program with telescopes)
  • The Night the Stars Fell (Great Meteor Showers)
  • Lights on the Moon and Trans Lunar Phenomena
  • Martian Canals (1877) and the Great Moon Hoax (1835)
  • Great Eclipses Over New England
  • Great Comets Over New England
  • Great Solar Flares
  • Earth Under Siege: Earth-Approaching Asteroids and Doomsday Comets
  • Great Astronomers: Galileo, Kepler and Copernicus
  • Sir Isaac Newton
  • Space Junk
  • Early Science Fiction: H.G. Wells, Edgar Rice Burroughs and Jules Verne
  • Search For Extra Terrestrial Intelligence
  • The Tunguska Incident
  • The Star of Bethlehem

IRISH HISTORY

  • The Broad Street Riot and the Ursuline Convent Fire
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday
  • The Easter Rebellion
  • The Great Famine
  • The Wreck of the Saint John
  • Boston Irish Riots
  • Michael Collins
  • Yeats and Joyce

HISTORICAL ECONOMICS

  • Booms, Bubbles, Busts, Panics, Depressions and Recessions: A History of American Financial Crises
  • Gasoline Crisis of 1973 and 1979
  • Magnates and Industrialists of the 19th Century
  • The Great Depression
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Silver and Gold
  • Rare Earth Metals
  • Great Panics and Recessions of the 17th and 18th Century
  • Great Panics and Recessions of the 19th Century
  • Great Panics and Recessions of the 20th Century

GREAT HOAXES

  • Cottingley Fairies
  • Ponzi Schemes
  • Cardiff Giant
  • I Buried Paul - Paul McCartney Death Hoax
  • War of the Worlds
  • Hoax Transmissions: Max Headroom, Captain Midnight and the Ashtar Command
  • Mississippi Land Scheme Bubble and Other Frauds
  • Failed Prophecy and the Day the World Didn't End

SPORTS HISTORY

  • Jackie Robinson
  • 1972 Summit Series
  • The Greatest Losers
  • Early Football: Thorpe, Grange & Rockne
  • The Game: Harvard/Yale Rivalry (and M.I.T. Pranks)
  • History of the Boston Braves
  • History of the Boston Red Sox
  • History of the Boston Bruins
  • History of the Boston Celtics
  • History of the New England Patriots
  • The Golden Age of Boxing
  • A History of the Summer Olympics
  • A History of the Winter Olympics
  • Ted Williams
  • Babe Ruth
  • DiMaggio, Mantle and Maris
  • 1967 Red Sox: The Impossible Dream
  • The Cincinnati Red Stockings
  • The Great Roxbury Fire of 1894 and the South End Grounds
  • Early American Baseball
  • Baseball in 1941

UNEXPLAINED MYSTERIES

  • Haunted
  • Abominable Snowman
  • The Money Pit: Oak Island
  • The Toynbee Tiles
  • Edgar Cayce
  • The Bermuda Triangle
  • D.B. Cooper
  • History of Halloween
  • Nostradamus
  • Devil of Devonshire
  • Witches
  • Bay State Phantoms
  • Black Helicopters and Men in Black
  • Bigfoot
  • Abduction: Betty and Barney Hill
  • Alien Abductions
  • Cattle Mutilation
  • Crop Circles
  • The Gulf Breeze Sightings
  • Roswell
  • Mystery Air Ship of 1897
  • Loch Ness Monster
  • Mothman
  • New Jersey Devil
  • Strange Creatures: Lizard Men
  • Chupacabras
  • Hopkinsville Goblins
  • Flatwoods Monster
  • Apollo and Space Shuttle UFO Encounters
  • USO: Shag Harbour Incident Kecksburg Incident
  • Phantom Armies
  • Area 51
  • Sea Monsters and Lake Monsters
  • The Gloucester Sea Serpent
  • Ambush At Ape Canyon
  • Great New England Ghost Stories
  • Spook Lights
  • UFO Encounters: 1896 - 1980
  • The World's Greatest Ghost Photographs and Videos
  • The World's Greatest UFO Photographs and Videos
  • The Bridgewater Triangle
  • The Bermuda Triangle

RELIGIOUS PHENOMENA and SACRED MYSTERIES

  • Marian Apparitions: Garabandal
  • Marian Apparitions: Lourdes
  • Marian Apparitions: Fatima
  • Blessed Virgin Mary Apparitions
  • Padre Pio and Mother Teresa
  • Stigmata and Incorruptible Bodies
  • Miracles
  • Relics
  • Angels
  • Martyrs, Prophets and Saints
  • A History of the Papacy
  • Biblical Archaeology
  • Ark of the Covenant
  • Near-Death Experiences
  • Reincarnation
  • Weeping and Bleeding Religious Icons
  • Shroud of Turin
  • Noah's Ark
  • The Holy Lance and The True Cross
Additional Links: 
John Horrigan receives a Boston/New England Emmy® Award for best "Performer / Narrator". He was also nominated for “Writer Program" and "Historical/Cultural Feature/Segment".
John Horrigan receives a Boston/New England Emmy® Award for best "Writer Program". He was also nominated for best “Performer / Narrator" and "Historical/Cultural Feature/Segment".
John Horrigan receives a Boston/New England Emmy® Award for best "Outstanding Historical/Cultural Program". He was also nominated for best “Program – Host/Moderator" and "Writer (Program)".
John Horrigan receives a Boston/New England Emmy® Award for best “Program – Host / Moderator”. He was also nominated for best "Writer (Program)" and "Historical/Cultural Program"
"The Folklorist" wins its first Boston/New England Emmy® Award (and had two nominations) for best “Promotion Program – Single Spot" in 2012.
All of the historical segments on the Emmy Award-winning show.
John Horrigan passionately reads the Declaration of Independence to the town of Lincoln, Massachusetts and is saluted with a raucous musket presentation of arms on July 4th, 2009. Very moving....
Listen to John's amazing call of the 3rd Period of the Gazprom (Russia) / AspenTech (USA) hockey game on December 2nd, 2007 at Bedford, Massachusetts. Gazprom, the world's largest natural gas exporter is led by Alexander Medvedev. John had the flu.
John recorded this segment in less than 45 minutes at Castle Island in Boston Harbor!
John reads a tribute to fallen British Soldiers during the American Revolutionary War

I Have Worked With

  • State: MA
    Date: 11/2007
    Activity: Concert/performance/reading
    Email: landfall55@comcast.net
    Phone: 781-834-9393

  • State: MA
    Date: 9/2007
    Activity: Concert/performance/reading
    Email: cwoods@ocln.org
    Phone: 781-834-5535

  • State: MA
    Date: 11/2007
    Activity: Concert/performance/reading
    Email: cwoods@ocln.org
    Phone: 781-834-5535

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Contact Information

First Name: 
John
Job Title/Position: 
Five-Time Emmy Award-Winning Historian and Master of Ceremonies
Mailing Address: 
contact johnhorrigan@hotmail.com
Waltham, MA 02453
Physical Address: 
Waltham, MA 02453
Last Name: 
Horrigan
Phone: 
johnhorrigan@hotmail.com

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Humanities - History
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - General
Humanities - Art History & Criticism
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Humanities - History
Humanities - Science
Music - General
Theater - Storytelling
Year Founded: 
1993
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
General Public
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Artist Market
Audio or Video Recording
Community Arts
Exhibitions
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Preservation / Conservation
Professional Network Gatherings / Events
Residency - Community
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Events Per Year: 
150
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Economic History Society
Economic History Association
Historical Society of Watertown
National Museum of African American History and Culture (charter member)
Waltham Historical Society
The Society in Dedham for the Apprehension of Horse Thieves
Ancient Order of Hibernians - Division 14
Lincoln Minutemen
National Maritime Historical Society
SoloTogether
National Association of Public Address Announcers
Society of American Baseball Research
Project Management Institute
Product Development Management Association
Wildlife Conservation Society
National Wildlife Federation
Boston Bruins Foundation
Sierra Club
Nature Conservancy
Planetary Society
National Audubon Society
Friends of Boston Harbor Islands
Massachusetts Horticultural Society
ASPCA/MSPCA
Ocean Conservancy
Environmental Defense Fund
American Rivers
Smithsonian Institution
Education: 
B.A. English/History Bridgewater State University
Graduate Level Statistics I, II, III Northeastern University
Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt
Project Management Certification
Awards: 
* 2015 Boston/New England Emmy® Award Winner for "Performer Narrator" for television show "The Folklorist"
* 2015 Boston/New England Emmy® Award Winner for "Writer Program" for television show "The Folklorist"
* 2014 Boston/New England Emmy® Award Winner for "Outstanding Historical Cultural Special Program" for television show "The Folklorist".
* 2013 Boston/New England Emmy® Award Winner for "Host Moderator" for television show "The Folklorist".
* 2012 Boston/New England Emmy® Award Winner for "Promotion Program Single Spot" for television show "The Folklorist".
* 2016 Boston/New England Emmy® Award for best "Director Post Production" won by producers for TV program that John co-created, hosts and writes entitled "The Folklorist"
* 2016 Boston/New England Emmy® Award for best "Photography Short Form" won by producers for TV program that John co-created, hosts and writes entitled "The Folklorist"
* 2015 Boston/New England Emmy® Award for best "Director Post Production" won by producers for TV program that John co-created, hosts and writes entitled "The Folklorist"
* 2015 Boston/New England Emmy® Award for best "Editor Program" won by producers for TV program that John co-created, hosts and writes entitled "The Folklorist"
* Three-time 2017 Boston/New England Emmy® Award nominee for Historical Cultural Program Special, Program Host Moderator and Performer Narrator
* Five-time 2016 Boston/New England Emmy® Award nominee for Historic Cultural Feature Segment, Historical Cultural Program Special, Program Host Moderator, Performer Narrator and Writer Program.
* Four-time 2015 Boston/New England Emmy® Award nominee for "The Folklorist" for Performer Narrator, Historical Cultural Feature Segment, Writer Program, and Host Moderator.
* Three-time 2014 Boston/New England Emmy® Award nominee for TV show "The Folklorist" for Program Host Moderator, Writer Program and Historical Cultural Program.
* Three-time 2013 Boston/New England Emmy® Award nominee for TV show "The Folklorist" for Program Host Moderator, Writer Program, and Historical Cultural Program.
* Two-time 2012 Boston/New England Emmy® Award nominee for TV show "The Folklorist" for Promotion Program Single Spot.
* 2016 Gold Communicator Award of Excellence for Film/Video - Entertainment for television program "The Folkorist".
* 2015 Gold Communicator Award of Excellence for Film/Video - History/Biography for television program "The Folkorist".
* 2014 Gold Communicator Award of Excellence for Film/Video - History/Biography for television program "The Folkorist".
* 2017 Silver Communicator Award of Distinction for Film/Video - History/Biography for television program "The Folkorist".
* 2016 Silver Communicator Award of Distinction for Film/Video - History/Biography for television program "The Folkorist".
* 2015 Silver Communicator Award of Distinction for Film/Video - Cultural for television program "The Folkorist".
* 2014 Silver Communicator Award of Distinction for Film/Video - Copywriting for television program "The Folkorist".
* 2016 Telly Awards (Two Silver Awards) for TV show "The Folklorist": "Television Program - Entertainment" and the 'People's Choice' award for TV Programs/Segments.
* 2015 Telly Awards (Two Silver Awards) for TV show "The Folklorist": 'Cultural' award and the 'People's Choice' award for TV Programs/Segments.
* 2017 Telly Award (Bronze Award) for TV show "The Folklorist": 'Historical Program' award for TV Programs/Segments
* 2016 Telly Awards (Bronze Award) for TV show "The Folklorist": "Television Program - History/Biography"
* 2015 Telly Awards (Bronze Award) for TV show "The Folklorist": 'Copywriting' award for TV Programs/Segments
* 2014 Telly Awards (Three Bronze Awards) for TV show "The Folklorist": 'Cultural Program', 'Copywriting' and the 'People's Choice' award for TV Programs/Segments
* 2013 Telly Awards (Three Bronze Awards) for TV show "The Folklorist": 'Writing', 'Miscellaneous' and the 'People's Choice' Award for TV Programs/Segments.
* First Place (2017) - National - Alliance of Community Media: NewTV (production studio for "The Folklorist") national First Place recipient of the Hometown Media Award for Overall Excellence in Public Education or Government Access.
* First Place (2016) - National - Alliance of Community Media for best Entertainment & Arts - Series for "The Folklorist".
* First Place (2015) - National - Alliance of Community Media for best Entertainment & Arts - Series for "The Folklorist".
* First Place (2015) - National - Alliance of Community Media: NewTV (production studio for "The Folklorist") national First Place recipient of the Hometown Media Award for Overall Excellence in Public Education or Government Access.
* Third Place (2014) - New England - Alliance of Community Media: Arts and Theater (including Comedy and Drama) for "The Folklorist".
* First Place (2014) - National - Alliance of Community Media: NewTV (production studio for "The Folklorist") national First Place recipient of the Hometown Media Award for Overall Excellence in Public Education or Government Access.
* First Place (2013) - New England - Alliance of Community Media: Arts and Theater (including Comedy and Drama) for "The Folklorist".
* 'Best Documentary' at the 2015 Winter Macabre Faire Film Festival for a film that John narrated entitled "The Bridgewater Triangle". See: http://www.bridgewatertriangle.com
* 'Best Local Film' at the 2015 Granite State Film Festival for a film that John narrated entitled "The Bridgewater Triangle". See: http://www.bridgewatertriangle.com
* 'Audience Award' at the 2014 Terror Con convention in Rhode Island for a film that John narrated entitled "The Bridgewater Triangle". See: http://www.bridgewatertriangle.com
* Helping Hand Award (2013) Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress.
* The Community Spirit Award (2009) from the Watertown Historical Commission.
* Honorable Mention for 'Best Documentary Feature' at the 2014 SENE Film Festival for a film that John narrated entitled "The Bridgewater Triangle". See: http://www.bridgewatertriangle.com
* ACE Award nominee (1991) for Best Comedy ("The Gene Pool").
* 2018 Boston/New England Emmy® Award nominee for for Historical Cultural Program, Writer

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
My music programs (Big Band Era, Glenn Miller) have helped Alzheimer's patients

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
Can perform in any auditorium, gymnasium, classroom, meeting room or theater with electrical power. Travels with own public address system, projector, screen and laptop. Uses Powerpoint for slide shows. Can perform outdoors. Plays "walk in" music.
Fee Range Minimum: 
$250
Fee Range Maximum: 
$500
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Media
Music
Theater
Ages Served: 
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Certifications / Training: 
Project Management Certification
Fee Range Minimum: 
$250
Fee Range Maximum: 
$500