The organization behind History Camp and

The Pursuit of History Weekends

The Pursuit of History® is the 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 Boston, which we started in 2014, and Pursuit of History Weekends, which started at Valley Forge in 2023. Our online programs include weekly in-depth History Camp Discussions with noted historians and authors.


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 did our first major online all-day event, a 12-hour-long America’s Summer Roadtrip to 12 historic sites and live Q&A with the staff of each one.

The following year we held History Camp America, our first nationwide History Camp, an all-day event that included more than 25 sessions and a half-dozen tours of historic sites across the country.

In-person History Camps returned in 2022 with History Camp Boston 2022. In the fall, History Camp America 2023 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 curated day to explore a topic in-depth where history happened. “The Pursuit of History: Forging the Continental Army.” This was an exclusive opportunity for a small number of people 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’ll hold 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.”

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.

 Support The Pursuit of History 

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.

Please join us in The Pursuit of History.

To discuss how you, your company, or your foundation can support The Pursuit of History, please contact us.

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Lee Wright >

Founder and President