Episode 112: Love History? You can go to History Camp

Why let kids have all the fun at camp?   For folks that love history see if there is a History Camp in your area and join in by presenting or participating. As they advertise:  At History Camp, everyone is welcome. Anyone can attend. And anyone can present. Topics may range from local history to ancient times  While Covid has shut down in-person events, this group has done a great job of pivoting with the times with weekly Thursday presentations on their Facebook page with recordings later on their website historycamp.org.   I was featured back in September talking about my Last Muster Project locating images of individuals who lived during the American Revolution but lived into the age of photography.   Last summer they offered America’s Summer Road Trip, a virtual tour in a year when leaving home hasn’t been an option. 

History Camp® is a casual conference for adults designed to bring together history lovers from all walks of life for dozens of sessions, tables from authors and history organizations, and historical re-enactors.  It’s a place where ideas can be exchanged, and connections made.  If you’re a history buff, History Camp is for you!  Come see why we say, “spend a Saturday with some of the most interesting people in history.”

Related Episodes:

Episode 99: Finding Photos on the Smithsonian Learning Lab with Curator Shannon Perich

Episode 88: Ancestral Tours of Battlefields and Boneyards


About My Guest:

Carrie Lund founded History Camp Colorado in 2016 and was instrumental in the expansion of History Camp Boston and the founding of History Camp Virginia. In 2019, she co-founded The Pursuit of History with Lee Wright with the goal of engaging more people with history in innovative ways.

Carrie is responsible for administering History Camp and related online events, and for establishing and building out the capabilities of The Pursuit of History. She has a degree in history and a background in the financial services industry. Formerly a volunteer on the side, she now pursues her passion for history full time.

About Maureen Taylor:

Maureen is a frequent keynote speaker on photo identification, photograph preservation, and family history at historical and genealogical societies, museums, conferences, libraries, and other organizations across the U.S., London and Canada.  She’s the author of several books and hundreds of articles and her television appearances include The View and The Today Show (where she researched and presented a complete family tree for host Meredith Vieira).  She’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, The Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, Germany’s top newspaper Der Spiegel, American Spirit, and The New York Times. Maureen was recently a spokesperson and photograph expert for MyHeritage.com, an internationally known family history website and also writes guidebooks, scholarly articles and online columns for such media as Smithsonian.com. Learn more at Maureentaylor.com

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