Nine, Engaging, Entertaining, and Inspirational Presentations
for a Variety of Groups
recognized presenter and author Gordon Thomas Ward is planning performances
throughout 2012 and 2013. Schedule this unique and celebrated historian,
raconteur, and musician for a very special presentation at your venue!
are currently being accepted for any of the presentations and/or the workshop.
Please check the Events Bulleting Board on the Home Page for dates that have already been set.
would like to book a presentation/workshop or submit feedback about a presentation,
you are invited to call 908-295-2391 or use the E-mail form on the "Contact GTW" page of this website.
#1 NEW this summer!
Bridging the Gap between
Earth and Heaven
(based upon the
author's book of the same name)
will take you on an exploration, one that will show you how close our lives are
to heaven and the source of our existence. Discovering God’s immersion in our
lives is not complicated; the clues are all around us! We just need to learn how
to see. Meadows, mountains, gardens, coastlines, and open rangeland are all
God’s classrooms for author Gordon Thomas Ward, and he will teach you how you
can find evidence of God wherever you happen to be, even in your own backyard.
Our lives are saturated in God. Even when we feel we are in the wildlands and
winters of our lives, we are always in the presence of the Eternal. We can find
holy breadcrumbs, evidence of the Infinite, leading us on our life paths and
laid out by our Creator. Come and see how the Divine touches us all on our
#2 NEW this summer!
Audiences adore this evocative presentation of original songs and their
inspiring stories celebrating the rich histories and secreted tales of our
shared past. Many of the songs Gordon performs are from his CD Welcome
to the Past. Presented in brilliant detail, Mr. Ward uses a “behind the
music” format combining enchanting anecdotes, vocals, and a multi-instrumental
accompaniment to transport listeners on a captivating journey through time.
enthusiasm and engagement with the audience gave the evening the feel of a
'private tour' with Gordon's many talents on display. His
musical performance was particularly spot-on, providing both the narrative and
evocative resonance of the past which only music, well performed, can draw forth
from our collective heart."
historian and author Dr. Jude Pfister
to the Past
(based upon the
author's book A Bit of Earth)
entertaining and informative evening of tales, songs, poetry, and ghost stories
about our history.
timeless, multimedia presentation celebrates the layers
of history in our
landscapes, which can be truly magical places where the past is very much alive
and entwined with the present.
In brilliant detail, Mr. Ward both entertains and illustrates the
signatures we leave behind us and celebrates the geographies of our lives.
versatile program combined poetry, music, and storytelling as he narrated the
sights, sounds, and scenes of our shared history. Gordon
was a consummate tour guide and translator as he peeled away the layers of time
to show that the past might not be as foreign a place as we might think. His
engagement with the audience, and musical performance was spot-on."
historian and author Dr. Jude Pfister on Gordon's performance at
Morristown National Historical Park
and Inspiration along the Lewis and Clark Trail
(based upon the
author's book Life on the Shoulder)
engaging program draws from the author's book Life on the Shoulder and details his entire 1,800 mile journey by canoe
and bicycle along the Missouri, Clearwater, Snake, and Columbia Rivers and by
foot over the Bitterroot Mountains. Described as "like hitting the trail with Lewis and Clark" by the
Mystic Seaport Museum, this presentation includes stunning, projected photographs and Gordon Ward’s personal anecdotes,
which allow attendees to travel
back through time, revisiting the places explored by Meriwether Lewis and William
Clark and recorded in their journals and the pages of
history as they searched for the Northwest Passage.
One also embarks on a journey through the diverse environments of the
current American West. Aside from
the historical aspects of the topic, the presentation compares and contrasts the
differences between a modern retracing and the original expedition two hundred years
ago. In addition, audience members
will also hear how the original journey was also very much a story about the
strength and guidance of women and investigate the two journeys from
psychological and philosophical perspectives.
and Angels on the Lewis and Clark Trail
(based upon the
author's book Life on the Shoulder)
Adults and youth will find meaning in this
inspirational presentation by the author of Life on the Shoulder
discussing how his travels along the Lewis and Clark Trail altered his life and
made his faith a permanent reality to him. Come
and hear how awareness can be one of our most precious gifts.
Augmented by illustrative PowerPoint photographs and numerous, remarkable
stories, the presentation will detail how Gordon’s 1,800 mile journey by
bicycle, foot, and canoe and the original expedition are also stories about
being in the presence of God, angels, and their ever-present, protective and
Gordon’s expedition ultimately proved to be a discovery of self and a
connection with everything outside of his being and demonstrated how narrow our
scope of life can be, how much energy is wasted on worry, and how, at the moment
when we feel we are most alone, we are truly in the company of our most trusted
and dependable guides.
Celebrated authors and presenters Dr.
Jude M. Pfister and Gordon
Thomas Ward will
present different perspectives on the era of the American Revolution as it
relates to the Morristown, NJ, area. First, Dr.
Jude M. Pfister (author of The Jacob Ford Jr. Mansion and The Fords of
New Jersey) will discuss
the Ford family of Morris County, New Jersey, along with their mansion in
Morristown. Both the Ford Family and their home participated in and
witnessed some of the most trying times of the first century of the American
pageant. The multi-layered family history is tangibly represented in the
multi-floored and memory-laden mansion, which stands to this day as a testament
to the passage of time and the enduring power of place. Following this, Gordon
Thomas Ward (author of local history books A Bit of Earth and Ghosts
of Central Jersey) will
discuss both history and folklore.
Mr. Ward, the landscapes around us can be truly magical places where he
considers the past to be very much alive and entwined with the present. In keeping with this program's Revolutionary
theme, Mr. Ward will discuss the
1779-1780 encampment of the New Jersey Brigade in Jockey Hollow and their
encampment site, which was discovered in the 1960s. He will also entertain
you with several, seldom-told ghost stories connected with local historic sites
from the time of the American Revolution. Projected photos will complement the
I've Come to Know
you ever wonder what’s on the other side? As a well-respected investigator of
ghosts and hauntings for forty years and an author on the topic, Mr. Ward has
developed a distinctive approach and body of evidence to support the belief in
the survival of the human consciousness after death. This program includes new
photos, audio recordings, developing theories, and information collected from
his favorite, historic, investigation sites.
This presentation will leave you with a fresh perspective on what happens us all
after the transition we call death.
program was excellent! We
had a great turnout and everyone stayed glued to their seats for the entire
Anderson, Adult Program Coordinator, Teaneck Public Library, Teaneck, NJ
a professional who considers myself to be a ‘skeptical believer’ in an
afterlife, I found your presentation to be both eye-opening and fascinating.
I’m very pleased I came to hear you speak.”
member Philip Latimer
What They Are and How to Investigate Them
the real scoop is on ghosts? The answer is not found in gothic novels or
Hollywood. The descriptions of what ghosts are and what they are not has come a
long way. The word “ghost” is really an umbrella term that defines
many types of paranormal phenomena. Survival of the human personality has
become a popular topic and one that has mounting evidence to support its
claims. Combining many years of involvement in the level-headed
investigation of haunted locations with a unique, spiritual perspective on the
topic, audio clips, and photographs, Gordon Ward will share his experiences and
evidence, explain his views on ghosts, and teach attendees how to conduct their
own, sound investigations without costly equipment.
Haunts of Central Jersey
(based upon the author's book Ghosts of Central Jersey)
What ghosts roam within the historic sites and buildings of
central New Jersey? How accurate are the traditional
stories? From the shadowed woods of the Somerset Hills to the dappled
banks of the Delaware River, Historic
Haunts delivers a rich mix of factual history and the sound investigation
of ghostly phenomena. This presentation also mixes in numerous PowerPoint Photos
of investigation sites and audio clips of unexplained voices. The
combination of an open-minded enthusiasm and a level-headed approach underscores
this collection of reports that will inform, entertain and lead audience members
to places where the past is considered to be very much alive and
entwined with the present.