Historical Societies

“Several members said it was the best program their Historical Society ever had.”
– Ed Pace, Orchard Park Historical Society, Orchard Park NY

“A wonderful evening…we highly recommend Dave.”
– Carolyn Doebert, Grand Island Historical Society, Grand Island NY

“An outstanding program rich in historical content delivered in a marvelously warm and entertaining fashion.”
– June E Curtis, Board of Trustees, Ticonderoga Historical Society, Ticonderoga NY

“The attendance was well above our usual…a great evening.”
– Mary Jo von Bieberstein, Co-President, Greenport Historical Society, Hudson NY

“Dave incorporates humor, culture, and scholarship into an entertaining presentation sure to please anyone interested in either history or music.”
– Brian Howard, Executive Director, Oneida County Historical Society, Utica NY

“The blend of showmanship, education and music…we have had great feedback from those who attended.”
– Karen Marshall Peters, President, Wilmington Historical Society, Wilmington NY

“The entire board was very impressed. I highly recommend you to any organization seeking to provide an entertaining and informative musical act.”
– Kyle Andrews, Wilson Historical Society, Wilson NY

“Intelligent, engaging, and well-prepared, you delighted the audience, who responded with vigorous applause. The audience response was among the very best we’ve seen.” 
– James O’Brien, President, Chautauqua County Historical Society, Westfield NY

“Dave knows how to hold his audience, young and old, spellbound.”
– Sylvia Parker and Betty Tabor, Mayfield Historical Society, Mayfield NY

“An enjoyable afternoon of real, and really exciting, history.”
– William Siener, Executive Director, Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, Buffalo NY

“Dave Ruch presented an excellent program…warmly received by the audience.”
– Jeanne Baker, Old Brutus Historical Society, Weedsport NY

“Our Association will look for future opportunities to have Mr Ruch perform for us, and would highly recommend others to do so as well.”
– Pamela Hauth, Executive Director, Historical Association of Lewiston, Lewiston NY

“Thank you for a wonderful program! Clearly the weather does not put a damper on your professionalism! It was a very engaging performance.”
– Kathleen Mathews, Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, Buffalo NY

“Dave’s performance was vibrant and at times humorous, and at the same time educational. I would highly recommend Dave Ruch.”
– Tim Duerden, Director, Delaware County Historical Association, Delhi NY

“He has a great manner with an audience of all ages. I would highly recommend Dave for your programming.”
– Melissa Dunlap, Executive Director, Niagara County Historical Society, Lockport NY

“A performance worthy of a sold out theater. The program was a delightful mix of music and history.”
– Jessica Cunningham, Director, Corning-Painted Post Historical Society, Corning NY



“A sublime performance. For a historically-minded town, your performance was the perfect learning experience.
– Sara Kipp, Director, Stillwater NY Free Library

“Dave was able to engage our patrons in a way that very few performers are able to do.”
– Brian Hildreth, Director, David A Howe Public Library, Wellsville NY

“Fabulous program! It is always a pleasure to work with you!”
– Nancy Bailey, Library Manager, Byron-Bergen Public Library, Bergen NY

“We had such a varied audience and you managed to keep everyone engaged from start to finish. That is a real gift!”
– Cathy Johnson, Director, Cannon Free Library, Delhi NY

“Fascinating blend of history and music…a terrific program!”
– Marilyn Smith, Branch Manager, Petit Library, Syracuse NY

“We really like keeping you in the libraries. You have so much to teach everybody.”
– Karen McClure, Director, Town of Collins NY Public Library

“A big hit with our patrons.”
– Tom Murray, Assistant Director, Oneida NY Public Library

“Wonderful program…despite the gorgeous weather, you were still able to draw in people.”
– Kory Yerkes, Media Services Librarian, Brighton Memorial Library

“It can be very difficult finding someone who is both entertaining and enjoyable to watch and listen to but whom I trust to get the history right, too – but you are that person.”
– Karen Koch, Director, Town of Collins NY Public Library

“Far exceeded my expectations…exceptional….everyone left smiling and had nothing but good things to say. In fact, they went out of their way to make sure I knew how much they enjoyed it.”
– Inez Foster, Program Director, Babylon Public Library, Babylon NY


Museums & Historic Sites

“People couldn’t stop saying how much they enjoyed the presentation…and how much they learned!”
– Joe O’Toole, Director, Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, Sodus Point NY

“Dave’s performance captivated…..an excellent performer.”
– Constance Barone, Site Manager, Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, Sackets Harbor NY

“An outstanding presenter. He has a relaxed style and a great ability to connect with audiences of all types.”
– Vicki Krisak, Director of Development and Marketing, Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse NY

“It was a wonderful program.”
– Tracy Montoni, Fort Plain Museum and Mohawk Valley Heritage Corridor Commission, Canajoharie NY

“Such a wonderful performance! You drew in a very large crowd.”
– Leslie Aufieri, Project Manager, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers NY

“Several people that attended raved!”
– Liselle LaFrance, Director, Historic Cherry Hill, Albany NY

“An exceptional presenter. Dave’s performance exceeded all my expectations.”
– Jennifer Haines, Curator of Education and Outreach, Seward House, Auburn NY

“I could not recommend you highly enough. I was quite pleased with the way you tailored the presentation to make it as site specific as you could, and you even had me, who hates sing-a-longs, singing along!”
– Seth Goldman, Executive Director, Neversink Valley Area Museum, Cuddabackville NY


Statewide Organizations

“Enthusiastically received…I would strongly encourage you to invite Mr Ruch to your organization.”
– Megan Kirkpatrick, Manager of Statewide Programs, New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown

“I’m writing the final report and will have nothing but positives to say.”
– Debbie Stack, New York State Fair, Syracuse NY

“Dave is phenomenal.”
– Sara Ogger, PhD, Executive Director, The New York Council for the Humanities


Folk Music Events

“Mighty…the audience loved it”
– Mick Moloney, National Heritage Award-Winning Musician, Folklorist and Author

“People lined up to comment about what an excellent musician you are, and how engaging you are”
– Jill Breit, Executive Director, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY), Canton NY

“My wife and I both agreed . . . you played GREAT!”
– Michael Cooney, Folk Music Legend at the Old Songs Festival, Altamont NY 


“Charming, energetic, entertaining, and we learned something on top of that!”
– Sandy Starks, Elderhostel Coordinator, Buffalo NY

“You’re a great story teller and musician.”
– Captain Jerry Gertz, Erie Canal Cruises aboard Lil’ Diamond II, Herkimer NY

“Dave Ruch is a very special musician, teaching artist and performer that, like it or not, captures a special place in your heart, enlivens your spirit and makes you proud to be a New Yorker!”
– Clare Root, Associate Director, The Roycroft Campus, East Aurora NY


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