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This website is dedicated to providing information about Clay Jenkinson’s speaking and Chautauqua engagements. Here you will find information about upcoming engagements, the historical characters portrayed by Mr. Jenkinson, and contact information for learning more about booking Mr. Jenkinson.

Clay Jenkinson is a celebrated scholar of humanities, a dedicated supporter of the Chautauqua Movement, a sought after public speaker, and a popular portrayer of several historically significant representatives of America’s past.

Best known for his award-winning historical impersonation of Thomas Jefferson, Clay Jenkinson also impersonates the characters of Meriwether Lewis, John Wesley Powell, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Theodore Roosevelt and John Steinbeck.

Clay can bring his particular brand of “living history” to your next corporate, educational or fund-raising event, as well as:

  • Serve as a cultural commentator on a range of topics
  • Provide keynote presentations for banquets or events
  • Conduct humanities institutes and cultural tours.
  • Present historical programs in character with audience interactions.
  • Provide live video programs through i-Chat to your classroom or business.     
  • See Clay’s upcoming appearances
  • Purchase Books and DVD’s :
  • See Booking Clay for more information or call Nancy Franke at 1-888-828-2853 or email Nancy Franke