SEPTEMBER 1, 2019
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 unique annual events, including History Camp Boston (started in 2014), History Camp Colorado (2016), History Camp Virginia (2019) and more, that draw thousands of people from all walks of life.
We believe that more people gaining a broader understanding of history has never been more important. This year we’re adding History Camp Virginia. Next year we will add another city, and expand what we’re doing online to reach more people and to raise awareness of local historic sites and history organizations.
Please join us.
Contact us about how you can be involved as an underwriter. (We receive no government funding of any kind.) And if you’re interested in attending or presenting, you’ll find details about upcoming History Camps at HistoryCamp.org.
“I’ve been to dozens of official academic conferences with big names where all submissions are thoroughly vetted by panels of experts, and none of those conferences were as fun and informative as History Camp.”
“History Camp is a great way for history fans to share and learn from each other.
It is a wonderful experience that is educational for all.”
“There were so many different subjects and genres of history, all of them interesting, that it was difficult to choose which lectures to attend. I wish I could have been in two or three places at once.”
“In the North West Territory, the British did not give up all of their forts. Fort Detroit and other Forts in the Great Lakes continued to be held by the British.”
“Newspapers were often influential in shaping the events leading up to the Revolution, and it’s in that period that we see the growth of the idea of the Free Press.”
“1630 which is when the Puritans arrived in Boston. In September of 1730, they name it Boston for Boston Lincolnshire, and the rest is history.”
“I love the community that comes with History Camp.
The range of sessions this year was great.”
“The topics were great and varied enough that I wouldn’t have gotten the breadth of knowledge at any other single event.”
“The Irish attacked Canada not just once, but five times—between 1866 and 1871.”
“It really was the best set of speakers I’ve seen at a conference: relaxed and informed and direct.”
“The campaign to portray Hamilton as un-American or a monarchist or a plutocrat doesn‘t stop after Hamilton is killed.”
“My only disappointment—and it’s a good problem to have—is that there were so many sessions I wanted to attend at the same time.”
“In 1789 when George Washington came to Boston the town had organized itself by trades for the parade and the printers marched with their composing sticks…”
”It was fun to meet people from such a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.
The people were great and genuinely interested in what everyone was doing and what they had to say.”
“These are the 19 people who died here and who need to be remembered for something other than Halloween.”