Thursday, February 28, 2013

On the Road in March

Here is what's happening in the month of March:

Saturday, March 2, I will be judging "Senior Group Websites" at a regional round of the National History Day competition hosted by the Messiah College Department of History.  This is always a fun day and a great opportunity to serve the historical community in the central Pennsylvania region.

On Wednesday, March 6, I will be lecturing at Gettysburg College on Was America Founded as a Christian Nation.  The lecture is scheduled for 7:00pm in Room 260 of the Union Building.  It is free and open to the public. Earlier in the day I will be teaching Prof. Jackie Robinson's class on World Religions in America.  I am also looking forward to spending some time fellow department chair Timothy Shannon and public historian extraordinaire, Jill Ogiline Titus. 

On Friday and Saturday, March 8-9, I will flying out to Evanston, IL to speak at the First Presbyterian Church of Evanston Men's Retreat.  The topic is "Faith of our Forefathers."

On March 14-16 I hope to get back to Gettysburg to take in some of the Future of Civil War History conference.  There are several sessions that have caught my attention.

Finally, on March 18, I am excited to be the lecturer at the annual dinner meeting of the Ye Olde Sulphur Spa Historical Society in York Springs, PA.  As usual, my topic will be "Was America Founded as a Christian Nation."

It should be a busy month of speaking, teaching my colonial America course at Messiah, department chair duties, club volleyball tournaments (my 9th grader) and end of the season basketball tournaments (my 6th grader), an annual trip to the Pennsylvania State Basketball Championships in Hershey, and, of course, the NCAA tournament.