Region – The volunteer?run History Camp returns for its second year with 20 sessions on topics ranging from the Revolutionary War and the Civil War to the Salem Witch Trials, the Suffragette Movement, and historical research. This year’s event will be held Saturday, March 28, at the Harriet Tubman House, 566 Columbus Ave., Boston. The day?long event is open to all, but registration is required at historycamp2015.eventbrite.com. Last year’s History Camp filled up days in advance, so early registration is suggested.
Marlborough Historical Society Trustee Lee Wright started History Camp last year and is organizing this year’s event. Marlborough Historical Society Trustee Chandra Lothian will share her research on the old homesteads of Marlborough. Natick resident Peter Golden will present “This Side of Paradise: The Tragedy and Triumph of a Small Town in MetroWest.” And Travis Roland, assistant curator of the Museum of World War Two in Natick, will present “Saving the Reality.”
The entire list of sessions and panels, along with complete details on transportation and registration, are at historycamp2015.eventbrite.com. During online registration, authors with history?related books can register for a table where they can sell and sign their books.
History Camp is organized by volunteers with the goal of increasing interest in and understanding of history and historic sites and institutions. Anyone can present and anyone can attend. Designed simply to break even, this isn’t a money?making venture, with registration options at every level, including for volunteers. More information on the format, along with links to information on last year’s History Camp, is at HistoryCamp.org.