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.
We started hosting weekly History Camp Discussions with authors and historians live-streamed every Thursday. And we held America’s Summer Roadtrip in 2020.
But we still missed our History Camps.