The Pursuit of History: Rebellion in New England

May 10–12, 2024 | Cambridge, Massachusetts
Thank You to Our Organizers, Speakers, Sponsor, and Attendees!

The organization behind History Camp and
The Pursuit of History Weekends

The Pursuit of History® is the national non-profit organization that engages adults in conversation about history and connects them with historic sites in their communities and across the country through innovative in-person and online programming. Our in-person annual events include History Camp, which we started in 2014, and Pursuit of History Weekends, which we started in 2023. Our online programs include weekly in-depth History Camp Author Discussions. And throughout we have made a commitment to making much of this widely available and today have an archive of more than 200 full-length discussions and presentations in our archive.

Initiatives

In March 2014, Founder Lee Wright organized the first history “unconference” in Cambridge, Massachusetts, called History Camp. Over the next decade, History Camps expanded, welcoming thousands of history enthusiasts from all walks of life for a day of learning from others and sharing what they’ve learned.

In March 2020, we began a weekly discussion series with noted authors and historians. These are streamed every Thursday night at 8 pm (Eastern) and are archived.

In August 2020 we produced our first major online all-day event—a 12-hour-long America’s Summer Roadtrip which features virtual tours to 12 historic sites and live Q&A with the staff of each one.

The following year we launched History Camp America—our first nationwide History Camp—an all-day event that included more than 25 sessions, a half-dozen tours of historic sites across the country, and exclusive access to replays for registrants.

In-person History Camps returned in 2022 with History Camp Boston 2022. In the fall, History Camp America 2022 welcomed participants from across the country for our second all day, all online History Camp with sessions on a wide variety of topics and behind-the-scenes tours of historic sites in the US and UK.

In May 2023, we introduced our first Pursuit of History Weekend with “The Pursuit of History: Forging the Continental Army.” This was an unparalleled opportunity for 40 people from across the country to experience a historic site and learn about the individuals involved in a way never offered before. The following day we held our first History Camp Valley Forge, and on Sunday, two tours were offered, “Forward Operating Base Valley Forge” or “Revolutionary Philadelphia.

In the fall, we held three days of events in Boston, starting with a reception for the 2023 Friends of History Camp Friday night, History Camp Boston 2023 Saturday, and two special tours Sunday, “The Maritime History of Boston and Salem” and “The Witch Trials: Salem Village and Salem Towne.”

This year we’ll celebrate the 10th anniversary of History Camp with History Camp Boston 2024, to be held on August 9–11, 2024 and three new Pursuit of History Weekends, starting with The Pursuit of History: Rebellion in New England on May 10–12 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

We create and present these innovative programs because we believe that more people gaining a broader understanding of history has never been more important. Please join us in The Pursuit of History.

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The Pursuit of History is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public charity formed in 2019.
We rely on private donations for more than 80% of our funding.

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Lee Wright >
Founder and President
Boston