Comments after History Camp Boston 2023 (includes sessions, photos, videos)
“Eclectic mix of amateur and professional historians in bit-sized presentations.”
“Provides historical snapshots of items not usually covered in conventional history.”
“Total immersion experience in evolution of USA.”
“Enjoy a full day with other history buffs as you select from dozens of lectures on every era of US history. Meet fellow historians and share your ideas with one another.”
“Something for everyone.”
“An inspiring event. Mentally challenging and a great opportunity to reconnect with our roots.”
“An embarrassment of riches. So many fascinating sessions by excellent scholars and presenters.”
“A chance to surround yourself with fellow history nerds!”
“A semester of history in a day!”
“It can’t be beat!”
History Camp was founded in 2014 as a casual conference for adults from all walks of life—students, teachers, professors, authors, bloggers, reenactors, interpreters, museum and historical society directors and board members, genealogists, and everyone else—regardless of profession or degree—who is interested in and wants to learn more about all aspects and eras of history. Takes place annually. While there is no theme or format required, there are only two restrictions: No current (post-Nixon) politics and no sales pitches in sessions.
History Camp America, added in 2021, is a fully virtual History Camp that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home—from anywhere in the world.
History Camp Discussions, added in 2020, are weekly streamed and archived discussions with noted history authors.
History Camp Outings began a couple of years after the first History Camp and give a small group of people the opportunity to go behind the scenes at historic sites and history organizations.
The Pursuit of History Weekends, which we introduced in 2023, offer a small group of people the opportunity to take a deep dive into important historical topics. These curated events bring together the foremost authors and historians and take place at historic sites across the country.
All of these initiatives and more are projects of the non-profit organization The Pursuit of History, which was founded in 2019 to expand History Camp and bring new programs to more people both in-person and online.