History Camp America 2021

LIVE and online! Saturday, July 10, 2021, 8:45 am to 5 pm Eastern

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Since our first History Camp in 2014, history enthusiasts of all stripes have been enthralled by our casual conference format. This format encourages a wide variety of topics and participants learn about history and new research, engage with history in unique ways, share what they love about history, and challenge everyone to think about history in new ways.

Word about our History Camp model quickly spread and History Camps soon followed in Colorado, Virginia, the Pioneer Valley, and Iowa (the last two organized by local groups under the guidance of History Camp). At the beginning of 2020, we had more several History Camps scheduled—including the inaugural History Camp Philadelphia—and our Boston History Camp was set to welcome more than 550 attendees, a record registration, in mid-March, 2020.

Then, something historic happened…

We don’t need to recap the last 12 months (we'll leave that to the historians to sort out), but we would be amiss not to say that shutting down our planned 2020 events left us disappointed—and we missed you all.

But, while others shut down, we launched two new History Camp events:

History Camp Discussions—a free online weekly discussion with some of the most interesting people in history, live every Thursday @ 8pm, Eastern (join us for the next live broadcast and see the History Camp Archive section of this site for replays), and

America’s Summer Roadtrip™—a free online event that brought participants to 12 historic sites across the U.S. without leaving home, and where many of our guides offered special access to areas that normal tours cannot go.

But we still missed our History Camp.

For 2021, we decided to combine all the passion, knowledge, and presenters from the different History Camp in-person events across the country and offer History Camp America—online!

We hope you will join us on Saturday, July 10th, as we welcome history enthusiasts from across the country and around the world to learn, connect, have fun, and explore all things history. Your registration provides access to all live events as well as replays of most sessions which you can watch in your own time.

2021 Key Dates

Date Deadline
Saturday, April 3, 2021 Applications to present at History Camp America openssee the Presenting page for details and link to the application form.
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Applications to present at History Camp America closesee the Presenting page for details and link to the application form.
Thursday, June 10, 2021 Presenters informed of status of application (latest date).
Thursday, June 17, 2021 Last date for accepted speakers to confirm presentation offer and supply updated/amended title, description, bio, and headshot for every speaker or presenter in the session.
Thursday, July 1, 2021 Training and testing begins with all speakers and historic sites—ongoing and as needed.
Saturday, July 10, 2021

History Camp America—LIVE!

Broadcast begins at 8:45 am Eastern. Attendees encouraged to join us earlier to sign in, test their connection, and start chatting with other history lovers from across the country. Or join us even earlier, at 7:30 am Eastern, for yoga from historic Golden Ball Tavern in Weston, MA.