Tell Me A Story
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Steve, thanks for your very creative and professional portrayal of Otto Mears at our Fall banquet. The Friends members attending were enthralled by your performance and depth of knowledge of Mears right down to the accent, costume, and mannerisms. I received many raves from the membership. I would recommend the performance to anyone interested in Colorado history.

Craig McMullen
Chairman Friends of the
Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad

"Steve Lee teaches Colorado history by portraying Otto Mears, the pathfinder of the San Juan Mountains. His impersonation is masterful! He makes history live!"

Tom "Dr. Colorado" Noel
Prof. of History & Director of Public History, Preservation & Colorado Studies
University of Colorado at Denver

“Steve Lee’s storytelling was a perfect addition to our Railroad Day event. Guests of all ages were captivated and entertained, so much so, that Steve was asked to repeat a number of his stories during our event. Steve’s stories are not only entertaining, but also very educational – they help bring our railroad history to life. “

Larissa O'Neil
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance

Steven R. Lee - Storyteller
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"I recommend you host the living history 'Otto Mears' as portrayed by Steve Lee. Steve's immersion in the character is complete. He knows how to bring out the humor and the grit in this man who transformed Colorado."

Susan Marie Frontczak

"Your skills with storytelling have a high polished shine- it really was great to watch."

James Hoekstra
Sixth grade teacher

"Your style is a favorite with me and our patrons."

Linda Chandler
Adult Outreach Librarian
Ft. Lupton Public and School Library

"Steve Lee, a retired Jeffco teacher, is in his element as he assumes the role of Hiram Wheeler, a fictitious railroad conductor with a 40 year career in Colorado from 1890-1930. Mr. Lee captivates his audience with his anecdotal storytelling making the history of the Colorado railroad come alive. His audience comes away entertained and with an appreciation for the importance the railroad played in Colorado's history."

Mary Ballenger
Instructional Coach/UCD Site Coordinator
Thomson Elem.


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