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

Church Groups

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)

Bookstore Events

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


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