Ella Dickey Literacy Award

Dr. Larry Cook, presidential historian, was awarded the Ella Dickey Literacy Award on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at the Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival in Marshfield, MO.

The award is presented to six national authors who have contributed to the preservation of history. Dr. Cook’s was recognized for his recent book, Symbols of Patriotism: First Ladies and Daughters of the American Revolution.

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Dr. Larry Cook is always available to give presentations for your organization or business. His presentations are lively and interactive and he always display items from his museum-quality collection to enhance his discussions. While COVID-19 has presented some challenges, Zoom presentations are always an option if that works best for you. Otherwise, in person events are encouraged. Currently, we are booking speaking engagements for 2021.

If you would like to be part of his audience, you can find him at any of the following places.

Tuesday, April 13 – postponed 
“Avid Fisherman Presidents” presentation
The Stanley Cooper Sr. Chapter – Trout Unlimited
Kingston, PA

Thursday to Saturday, April 22-24 
Symbols of Patriotism book signing and presentations
Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival 
Marshfield, MO

Friday, May 7 
“An Afternoon With the First Ladies” presentation
Lackawanna Historical Society
Scranton, PA

Tuesday, May 11
Symbols of Patriotism book signing
Phelps Museum Mansion
Binghamton, NY

Saturday, May 22
Keynote Speaker and Symbols of Patriotism book signing
Wyoming Valley DAR Annual Meeting
Dallas, PA

Wednesday, June 16 
Keynote Speaker and Symbols of Patriotism book signing
Sons of the American Revolution Monthly Meeting
Peoria, IL

Saturday, June 19
Featured Speaker
Geneseo Illinois Music Festival
Geneseo, IL

Sunday, June 20 
“Presidents With Connections to Illinois” presentation
Bishop Hill Heritage Association
Bishop Hill, IL

For more information on these events, please watch this space or visit his Facebook page for more details. 

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Larry Cook Historian Newsletter

Dr. Larry Cook is launching a newsletter on Presidents’ Day. This monthly newsletter will include a short section about a timely topic, a memorabilia spotlight, information about his upcoming speaking engagements, and more. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter, please fill out the form here. You can opt out at any point and we will never share or sell your personal information.

Please direct any questions to [email protected].

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Recent Media Highlights

WBRE/WYOU | January 19, 2021

“From Scranton to Pennsylvania Ave.: Joe Biden’s Story”

Link: https://bit.ly/3tbt9v1

KSRO103.5 Sonoma County’s News Talk | January 19, 2021

“President Trump’s time in office and legacy”

Link: https://bit.ly/3teWKna

WBRE/WYOU | January 14, 2021

“Local Historian Speaks About UnPrecedented Second Impeachment”

Link: https://bit.ly/39ze5zt

WBRE/WYOU | January 7, 2021

“Presidential historian reacts to Capitol unrest”

Link: https://bit.ly/39AC4ye

FOX 56 WOLF TV | December 17, 2020

“Presidential Historian from Dallas Writes Book on First Ladies of the United States”

Link: https://bit.ly/3pGUIdC

Citizen’s Voice | December 13, 2020

“Local historian authors book on First Ladies”

Link: https://bit.ly/3tbrcPd

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