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Award-Winning Performers & Performances

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Clockwise: Doc & Kate in Deadwood; David's three 1st Place Awards; Lee as Laura Bell McDaniel; Legends of The Old West Fest live TV coverage; Lee with Buffalo Soldier; David as Custer in USNPS Washita documentary
 

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School Programs, Western Events & More

As living historians, we supply the best living history presenters, several national competition winners. From an Indian village, to fur trappers, to cavalry soldiers, to famous faces from the Old West, we deliver the authentic Old West to your event. And we offer fabulous programs for schools, where our history comes alive. Meet Doc Holliday, Big Nose Kate, George Custer and many others.

 

Event Planning

Lee has years of event planning experience from Old Colorado City's Territory Days to Legends of The Old West Fest at Heritage Square in Golden. She's the one to contact to help your Old West event be a barnburner. Whether it's for business, personal or charitable organization, Lee has the experience and know-how to make it happen, successfully, and within your budget.

 

 

 

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Special Request Appearances at the 2011 & 2012 OCCHS Cemetary Crawl.
Lee as Madam Laura Bell McDaniels, David as founding father Anthony Bott.
Photos by D.E.Reay of Colorado Springs
 

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Kate & Doc at Evergreen Cemetary, Colorado Springs

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Doc & Kate in Tombstone     Robbing Georgetown Train    Ch.s 2 & 31 Coverage at Heritage Square

LEE MICHELS
Lee can make you darn-near blush with her knowledge and stories of the women of the night. She has been researching Colorado madams and the ladies in general, for 20+ years. Intriguing facts... amazing women...   all part of our history and education.
 
*See Lee's bio at
 
 
 
 
Special Request Appearances: Lee; David:
 
December 2014 Denver, Colorado. Lee as Madam Laura Bell, for the Antique Investors ladies club.

August 2014 Cripple Creek, Colorado, World's Greatest Gold Camp Day. Lee as Madam Laura Bell, David as Doc Holliday.
 
August 2013 Green Mountain Falls, Colorado, Bronc Days, with the Rocky Mountain Gunslingers. Trick shooting and gunfights.
 
September 2012 Old Colorado City Cemetary Crawl,
Colorado Springs, Colorado. Lee as Madam Laura Bell McDaniel, David as founding father Anthony Bott.
 
August 2012 Green Mountain Falls, Colorado, Bronc Days, with the Rocky Mountain Gunslingers.
 
March 2012  Newcomers Club, Colorado Springs, Lee as Madam Laura Bell McDanel in the firstperson during author Jan MacKell's popular presentation on the old Colorado City's fabled "woman of the night." 
 
January 2012  National Western Stock Show, Wild West Shows' bar room/gunfight scene. Lee as lady of the evening; David as gunfighter.
 
November 2011 Old Colorado City History Center, 
Colorado Springs, Colorado. Lee as Laura Bell McDaniel at her 150th birthday party and presentation by author Jan MacKell.
 
August 2011 Old Colorado City Cemetary Crawl, 
Colorado Springs, Colorado. Lee as Madam Laura Bell McDaniel, David as founding father Anthony Bott;
Green Mountain Falls, Colorado, Bronc Days, with
the Rocky Mountain Gunslingers.
 
June 2011 Gold Rush Days, Sidney, Nebraska;
H.O.G.S. State Rally, Golden, Colorado;
Private Wedding, 4-Mile House, Denver, Colorado
 
May 2011 Colorado Garden Club, The Winery,
Canon City, Colorado. David as General George A. Custer.
 
August 2010 Green Mountain Falls, Colorado, Bronc 
Days. Both performed skits with the Rocky Mountain Gunslingers.
 
Summer 2009 Trinidad, Colorado. David and Lee performed in a stage play and gunfights with Clay Allison's 20 Years on The Trail Productions.
 
Summers 2004/2007 Deadwood, South Dakota,
Wild Bill Days. Lee and David performed street theatre as Big Nose Kate and Doc Holliday.

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                                         Lee in Old Tucson Studios, Arizona
                                               Photo by David T. Wright

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Lee's new dress created by Shereen.
Shot in Professor Goodbellows, Heritage Square
Photo by David  T. Wright

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DAVID T. WRIGHT
David has won numerous regional and national awards for his dual portrayals of John Henry "Doc" Holliday and Gen. George A. Custer, whom he portrayed in the National Park Service's film "Battle of The Washita."  He has also appeared with Michael Martin Murphy in the short "Cowgirls," appeared in the BBC documentary on W.F. Cody as well as the feature film, "The Wild Wild West." He also was the on-camera spokesperson for a Colorado-Wyoming Museums Association psa.
Lee and David are members of The National Registry of Living Historians, the American Frontier Reenactors Guild and Reenactment Guild of America.
 
 
AWARDS:
2010 June 26/27
Dalton Days Wild West Fest:
Shootout on Crooked Creek
R.G.A. Sanctioned Competition:
Gunfighting & Living History
Meade, Kansas
1st Place - Living History as Doc Holliday & Gen. Custer
Best Actor - as Doc and the General
Best Male Outfit - as Doc and the General
Winning the Top 3 Awards was a first for a living history competitor.
 
"You have Custer down to a 'T.'  Best Custer I've seen."
RGA judge Randy Smith
 
"Very believeable... did homework. Strong character presence."
 RGA judge RJ Preston on David's Doc Holliday
 
 
1st Place Winner - 2008 Buffalo Bill Birthday Bash Living History Competition
 
2nd Place Winner - 2005 AFOWR National Living History Championships
 
2nd Place Winner - 2004 AFOWR Rocky Mountain Regional Championships
 
3rd Place Winner - 2004 AFOWR Grand National Championships Living History Presentation
 
1st Place Winner - 2003 AFOWR Mid-West Regional Championships
 
 
 

 
Be sure to visit our history friends:

The Buffalo Bill Experience

Hands On History Colorado

You Can Live History

Reenactors Wire

Reid Lance Rosenthal

Old West Clothing

Timberlane Farm Museum

HawkQuest