If you have a passion for history, History Camp is for you. It’s a unique opportunity to spend a day with others from all walks of life who have a passion for history, from authors, teachers, genealogists, and students, to park rangers, museum volunteers, librarians, and individuals from other professions and backgrounds.

Sine 2015, History Camp Iowa has been held annually in Des Moines. Our most recent event welcomed more than 100 passionate history enthusiasts who came together to share their stories in two dozen sessions and joined us on outings to historic sites in and around Des Moines.

If you have a suggestion for an outing or would like to apply to present at the next History Camp Iowa, sign-up for our email list below. You will receive information as soon as the next History Camp Iowa call for presenters is announced.

History Camp Iowa is a independent event, organized entirely by volunteers under the History Camp un-conference model.

Past Annual History Camps

Explore session descriptions, recordings, slideshows, photo galleries, and handouts from past History Camps. [Please note that we are migrating our vast library onto a single platform and not all materials are yet available—but we’re working on it! History Camp Boston 2019 and 2018 are currently the most complete. Or, view all our recorded presentations.]

Don’t Miss a History Camp Iowa Event!

Follow History Camp Iowa on Facebook!

Sign-up for Our History Camp Iowa Email List!

* Required field

Email Format

History Camp Iowa—Presentations

SHOW ALL TAGS ()
(No Specific Date/Era) ()
1300s-1400s Medieval / Dark Ages ()
1500s ()
1600s ()
1700s ()
1800s ()
1900s ()
2000s ()
A. J. Baime ()
Abby Battis ()
Abby Chandler PhD ()
Abraham Lincoln ()
Adriene Katz ()
Afghanistan ()
African Americans ()
Albert Louis Zambone ()
Alexander R. Cain JD ()
Alli Rico ()
American Colonial Era (1607–1776) ()
American Intelligence ()
American Revolutionary War (1776–1783) ()
Amity Shlaes ()
Amy E. Kellett ()
Andrew Cotten ()
Andrew Noone ()
Andrew Roberts ()
Andrew Volpe ()
Andy Volpe ()
Anthony Richards ()
Antiquity ()
Architecture ()
Arthur Herman ()
Arts ()
Aviation ()
Battles ()
Belgium ()
Ben Raines ()
Benjamin Carter Hett ()
Benjamin E. Myers ()
Bernard Rosenthal Trubowitz ()
Brian Sheehy ()
Business ()
Canada ()
Caribbean ()
Caroline Janney ()
Carolyn Gilman ()
Charles Fishman ()
Chef Justin Cherry ()
Chef Sarah Lohman ()
Christian McBurney ()
Christopher Klein ()
CIA ()
Claire Bellerjeau ()
Clay Risen ()
Cold War ()
Colleen Janz ()
Continental Army ()
Costume ()
Courtney O’Connor ()
Craig Nelson ()
Crime ()
Cuba ()
Cuisine ()
Currency ()
Damien Lewis ()
Dan Gifford ()
Daniel A. Gagnon ()
Daniel Bullen ()
Daud Alzayer ()
David Bossert ()
David Dalrymple ()
David Perry ()
David W. Blight PhD ()
Declaration of Independence ()
Democracy ()
Desmond Bertrand-Pitts ()
Don Cygan ()
Don N. Hagist ()
Donna Curtin PhD ()
Dorothea Jensen ()
Dorothy Wickenden ()
Dr. Allen Guelzo ()
Dr. David S. Weed ()
Dr. Francis J. Bremer ()
Dr. Michael Shire ()
Dr. Sam Forman ()
Earl Taylor ()
Economics ()
Education ()
Edward Malouf ()
Edward T. O’Donnell PhD ()
Ehris Urban ()
Elizabeth Cobbs PhD ()
Emerson W. Baker ()
Engineering and Technology ()
Entertainment ()
Eric Jay Dolin ()
Eric Peterson ()
Eric Williams ()
Erik Bauer ()
Espionage + Spies ()
Europe ()
Explorers ()
Founding Fathers ()
France ()
Francis Gary Powers Jr. ()
Freemason ()
French and Indian War (1754-1763) ()
French Revolution (1789–1799) ()
Gabriel Papa ()
Gail Baden ()
Games and Trivia ()
Garrett Dash Nelson PhD ()
Garrett M. Graff ()
Gary Gregory ()
Gary Hoover ()
George Koukeas ()
Germany ()
Gilded Age ()
Giovanni Alabiso ()
Glenn Noreen ()
Government ()
Harold Knudsen LTC (Ret.) ()
Heather Dune Macadam ()
Hessians ()
Historic Site Tour ()
Historic Sites ()
Hitler ()
Honorable Dennis J. Curran ()
Howard Dorre ()
Hunter Chaney ()
Immigration ()
Indigenous/Pre-European ()
Industry ()
Inventors ()
Ireland ()
Italy ()
J. L. Bell ()
J. Lincoln Hallowell ()
Jack Kelly ()
Jake Sconyers ()
James Carl Nelson ()
James Conroy ()
James Forten ()
Jamie Holmes ()
Jane Addams ()
Jane Hampton Cook ()
Jane Sciacca ()
Japan ()
Jeanne Abrams ()
Jeff Erzin ()
Jeff Howry ()
Jeffery J. McKenna ()
Jeffrey Orens ()
Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie PhD ()
Jen Tousey ()
Jerry Enzler ()
JFK Assassination ()
Jimmy Stewart ()
Joan DeJean ()
John Avlon ()
John F. Kennedy ()
John Morrison ()
Jon Grinspan PhD ()
Jonathan Daniel Wells PhD ()
Joseph C. Grew ()
Joshua Yohe ()
Journalism and Media ()
Joyce Lee Malcolm ()
Judith Kalaora ()
Judy Cataldo ()
Julie Chenoweth Terstriep ()
Julie Flavell ()
Julie Winch ()
Julien Pierre Icher ()
Karen A. Chase ()
Karen Warren ()
Kat D. Williams ()
Kate Moore ()
Kate Werran ()
Kathleen DuVal PhD ()
Kathleen Langone ()
Kenneth R. Turner ()
Kenneth Whyte ()
Kent Masterson Brown ()
Kevin M. Levin ()
Kim Todd ()
Korean War (1950–1953) ()
Kurt Nelson ()
Kyle Jenks ()
Labor ()
Lance Geiger ()
Larisa Moran ()
Laura A. Macaluso PhD ()
Lauren Muney ()
Lee Wright ()
Legal and Courts ()
Lexington and Concord ()
Libraries Archives Museums (LAMs) ()
Linda Hirshman ()
Linda Jeffers Coombs ()
Lindsay M. Chervinsky PhD ()
Liz Covart ()
Liz Loveland ()
Lori Lyn Price MAS MLA ()
Lori Rogers-Stokes PhD ()
Lorna Hainesworth ()
Louis L. Picone ()
Louis Picone ()
Loyalists ()
Lucy Jane Santos ()
LueCreasea Horne ()
Lydia Maria Child ()
Lydia Moland ()
Maps and Cartography ()
Margo Burns AB MA ()
Marie Danielle Annette Williams ()
Marilynne K. Roach ()
Maritime History ()
Mark F. Anderson ()
Mark Gardner ()
Mark Szymcik ()
Marlborough Ship ()
Mary Adams ()
Mary E. Raker ()
Mary Miley Theobald ()
Matt Wilding ()
Matthew Gabriele ()
Maureen Taylor ()
Maurice Isserman PhD ()
Medicine and Epidemics ()
Melissa Barker ()
Melissa Bryson ()
Michael Burlingame ()
Michael C. Harris ()
Michael Digby ()
Michael Holzman ()
Michael Meyer ()
Michelle D. Novak ()
Mike Troy ()
Military History ()
Music ()
Myths and Legends ()
Nancy K. Bristow PhD ()
Nancy Rubin Stuart ()
National Park Service ()
Native Americans ()
Nazi ()
Neil Lanctot ()
Netherlands ()
Nicholas Reynolds ()
North America ()
Olivier Zunz ()
Pacific Northwest ()
Patrick Gabridge ()
Patrick Riccards ()
Pearl Harbor ()
Penny Colman ()
Peter Stark ()
Photography ()
Pirates and Privateers ()
Politics ()
Popular Culture ()
Post-American Revolutionary War / Founding (>1783) ()
Preservation ()
Preview ()
Prisoners of War ()
Puritans + Pilgrims ()
Rachel Christ-Doane ()
Racism ()
Rebellion + Riots ()
Reconstruction Era (1865–1877) ()
Religion ()
Richard Bell ()
Richard C. Wiggin ()
Rinker Buck ()
Robert Booth ()
Robert Forrant ()
Robert Krim ()
Robert Matzen ()
Roberta DeCenzo ()
Rod Gillis ()
Rosalyn D. Elder ()
Rose A. Doherty ()
Ross H. Schwalm ()
Roxanne Reddington-Wilde PhD ()
Royalty ()
Russia / USSR ()
Salem Witch Trials ()
Salina B. Baker ()
Samantha Garrity MEd ()
Scandals ()
Scandinavia ()
Science ()
Scotland ()
Scott Kirsner ()
Scott Nadler ()
Serena Zabin PhD ()
Shawn P. Quigley ()
Shirley Ann Higuchi JD ()
Slavery and Abolitionists ()
Social History ()
Space ()
Spain ()
Spanish–American War (1898) ()
Sports ()
Stephanie Call MS ()
Stephen Clarke ()
Stephen F. Knott ()
Stephen Fried ()
Stephen McGinty ()
Stephen R. Bown ()
Steve Butz ()
Steve Kemper ()
Stuart Christie ()
Supreme Court ()
Susan Jaques ()
Susan Nagel PhD ()
T. Cole Jones ()
Ta Mara Conde ()
Tamim Ansar ()
Tara Mancini ()
Taverns ()
Technology ()
Ted Widmer PhD ()
Terri Diane Halperin ()
Terry Mort ()
Theater ()
Theodore Roosevelt ()
Thomas Brothers ()
Thomas G. Andrews PhD ()
Thomas Ketchell ()
Tiffany Yecke Brooks PhD ()
Tim Brady ()
Todd DePastino PhD ()
Tom Clavin ()
Tom Levitt ()
Tom McMillan ()
Tom Nallen ()
Transportation ()
United Kingdom + Britain ()
United States ()
US Civil War (1861–1865) ()
US Constitution ()
US Gold Rush (1848–1855) ()
US Great Depression (1929–1933) ()
US Presidents ()
US-New England ()
US–13 Colonies ()
US–Alaska ()
US–Arizona ()
US–Arkansas ()
US–California ()
US–Colorado ()
US–Delaware ()
US–Florida ()
US–Georgia ()
US–Hawaii ()
US–Idaho ()
US–Illinois ()
US–Indiana ()
US–Iowa ()
US–Kansas ()
US–Kentucky ()
US–Louisiana ()
US–Maine ()
US–Maryland ()
US–Massachusetts ()
US–Michigan ()
US–Minnesota ()
US–Mississippi ()
US–Missouri ()
US–Montana ()
US–Nebraska ()
US–Nevada ()
US–New Hampshire ()
US–New Jersey ()
US–New Mexico ()
US–New York ()
US–North Carolina ()
US–North Dakota ()
US–Ohio ()
US–Oklahoma ()
US–Oregon ()
US–Pennsylvania ()
US–Rhode Island ()
US–South Carolina ()
US–South Dakota ()
US–Tennessee ()
US–Texas ()
US–Utah ()
US–Vermont ()
US–Virginia ()
US–Washington ()
US–Washington DC ()
US–West Virginia ()
US–Wisconsin ()
US–Wyoming ()
US— Connecticut ()
US—Alabama ()
Velya Jancz-Urban ()
Vietnam War (1955–1975) ()
Vikings ()
Vil Lewis ()
Voting Rights ()
War of 1812 (1812–1815) ()
Weimar Republic ()
Western Expansion ()
Western Frontier ()
White House ()
Will Holton PhD ()
Will Nipper ()
William B. Gould IV ()
William C. Davis ()
William Sonn ()
Witchcraft ()
Women ()
Women-Suffrage ()
Woodrow Wilson ()
World ()
World War I ()
World War II ()
WWI (1914–1918) ()
WWII (1939–1945) ()
Zachary M. Schrag PhD ()
Sort By Date
  • Date
  • Popular post

Banner Image: Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa; Library of Congress (LCCN2007661883).