Victory at Yorktown – May 28, 2015 – PAST TOUR

Thursday, May 28, 8am to 5pm

Leaving from the Omni Hotel – Richmond, Virginia

Our Tour Leaders: Edward G. Lengel, William Welsch and Bruce Venter

Registration Fee: $145

American Revolution Conference 2America’s History’s fifth tour for the Company of Military Historians will focus on Virginia’s major Revolutionary War campaign: General George Washington’s victory over Lt. Gen. Charles Lord Cornwallis’s British army at Yorktown in October 1781. We have enlisted an award-winning author and historian as part of our tour team. Edward G. Lengel is editor-in-chief of the Papers of George Washington Project at the University of Virginia and author of three books on Washington, including the highly acclaimed General George Washington: A Military Biography. He will be joined by Bill Welsch, an author and popular Revolutionary War tour leader; some members will remember Bill as the leader our Trenton tour in 2011. Bruce Venter, president of America’s History, LLC, a Company member and author of The Battle of Hubbardton: The Rear Guard Action that Saved America (2015) will provide the British side of the story.

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Forts, Fights and Frigates: The War of 1812 in Maryland

Thursday, April 19 (8:00am-5:00pm)
Leaving from the Baltimore Tremont Hotel
Led by Dr. John V. Quarstein
Tour Registration Fee: $155 

The War of 1812 in MarylandAmerica’s History’s third annual tour for the Company of Military Historians will focus on the theme of this year’s conference: the War of 1812. We have enlisted the award-winning and very popular speaker and historian, Dr. John V. Quarstein as our tour leader. A life-long resident of the Eastern shore, John is steeped in the history of the Chesapeake area. He currently serves on the Advisory Council of the Virginia Bicentennial of the War of 1812 Commission.

We have designed this tour so it will not duplicate other 1812 sites you may be visiting during the conference with the Company.

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America’s History adds new photos to the website from Washington’s Winter Surprise

Bruce Venter

We’ve recently added pictures to our photo gallery from our Washington’s Winter Surprise: the Battle of Trenton in Depth tour last April. The photos were provided by Bob Kotchian of San Jose, CA. Bob and his wife, Deborah are veterans of the tours we’ve offered in conjunction with the Company of Military Historians annual conference. Bob has some great shots of our tour including replica Durham boats, the Old Barracks museum in Trenton, the Swan collection at the New Jersey Washington’s Crossing Visitors Center and the Trenton Battle Monument. There’s even a picture of the imminent Revolutionary War collector, Harry Kels Swan who joined us at the visitors center for a special discussion of his collection. You’ll see that the weather did not entirely cooperate in a photo taken from inside the bus, but that did not deter our hearty trampers. Our tour leader, Bill Welsch is prominently pictured holding forth in a stirring description of General Washington’s crossing of the Delaware on that hazardous Christmas night in 1776. Thanks, Bob, for providing some great photos of a memorable America’s History tour. [Read more…]

The first tour with America’s History LLC has come and gone!

Bruce Venter

We conducted our first tour of the season, our first tour as America’s History, LLC in fact, on April 28. “Washington’s Winter Surprise” was an in-depth look at the battle of Trenton. We had 29 on the bus which made it an auspicious start.

All our evaluations were great and Bill Welsch, our tour leader and historian wowed participants with his knowledge of the battle and the environs of Trenton. Marita Gill of Melbourne, Australia wrote,

“America’s History tours are excellent and well run, with informed and interesting historians sharing their knowledge enroute and in the museums visited.”

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