If you are looking for a speaker...
Rich is always honored and humbled to talk to groups about his stories and the facts that frame them, as well as to subjects related to his stories. General subjects and themes to which Rich can speak include:
West Point on the Eve of the Civil War - the Class of 1861
West Point History
Military Related Holidays/Celebrations
The Civil War
The Vietnam War
The timeline of American Wars
The Origin of the American Christmas
The History of Christmas
Charles Dickens & the Secret he Took to his Grave
Charles Dickens and his "A Christmas Carol"
Charles Dickens and Washington Irving, Apprentice & Mentor
Four Early 1800s New Yorkers who framed the American Christmas
Those interested in engaging Rich as a speaker are encouraged to reach out via the "Contact Page" and begin a dialogue.
Two sample program fliers...
...and below is a short video of a program Rich presented to a Rotary Club about his book, "Eben Kruge," and what inspired Charles Dickens to pen "A Christmas Carol."
Previous Speaking Venues
Civic Organizations (Rotary, Kiwanis, etc.)
Universities, High Schools, Middle Schools, Elementary Schools
Civil War Roundtables
Dickens Fellowship Societies
Library Special Event Programs
Book clubs, Garden Clubs, and Ladies Groups
Passengers on the Ruby Princess Cruise Ship
Senior Living Groups
The New York Union League Club
The New Providence Club (Annapolis)
West Point's History & English Departments
Various West Point Alumni Organizations
Army Navy Clubs
US Air Force Academy
The US Army Infantry Museum (Columbus, GA)
The Gettysburg Museum
The World War II Museum in New Orleans