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Meet Some of Our Historian Guides

Renowned experts, scholars and authors, these Historian Guides possess not only extensive knowledge of their respective subjects, but also the special ability to make each HistoryAmerica tour and cruise a unique and compelling story unfolding before your eyes. Under their guidance, your HistoryAmerica learning experience becomes a timeless journey in which you can recapture the excitement of the great events of American history.

Sara Bartlett

Sara is a nationally known actor, historian, public speaker and musician. She can be heard on her recent audio book, Rose Greenhow’s Excerpts from My Imprisonment and the First Year of Abolition Rule in Washington. She is a featured speaker at Civil War round tables and the leading authority and impersonator of the Civil War nurse Clara Barton.



Edwin C. Bearss

Born in Billings, Montana, Ed grew up in the shadow of the Little Bighorn Battlefield. Now Chief Historian Emeritus of the National Park Service, he is the most legendary battlefield guide in America, the recipient of multiple awards in the fields of history and preservation, and the author of many important works on the Civil War.


Brian Cuthbertson

Brian was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where his ancestors first migrated in 1774. He is a former archivist with the Nova Scotia Archives and Head of Heritage for that Canadian province. He is the editor of the Journal of the Royal Scotia Historical Society and has authored 12 books on the history of the province.


Jim Holmberg

Jim is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, with a BA and MA in history from the University of Louisville. He is curator of special collections at the prestigious Filson Historical Society in Louisville and has studied, written, and lectured on various facets of frontier Kentucky and the “first” American West and its pioneers.


Michael Koury

Mike Koury, a specialist in the history of the Old West, has owned the Old Army Press with his wife Dee since 1968. Together they have published more than 150 western history titles, produced more than 50 VHS and DVD titles, and created video productions for numerous National Park sites and museums.


Neil Mangum

Neil spent most of his 34-year National Park Service career in the West. He has had two stints at the Little Bighorn National Monument, the first as chief historian, the second as park superintendent. He is the author of The Battle of the Rosebud: Prelude to the Little Bighorn and more than 50 articles on the Indian Wars.


James M. McPherson

Professor of American History at Princeton, Jim is one of the premier Civil War Historians, widely respected and acclaimed and in heavy demand as a writer and speaker. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the war, including the classic Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1989.


Virginia B. Morton

This former teacher became so fascinated with the Civil War in Culpeper, Virginia, that she wrote about it in her highly acclaimed Marching through Culpeper: A Novel of Culpeper, Virginia. She now balances a busy lecture schedule with conducting Civil War tours and cruises.


Gary E. Moulton

Editor of the latest and most complete edition of the journals of the Lewis and Clark expedition and retired professor of history at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Gary has spent more than 25 years studying the expedition. In addition to extensive research, writing and public speaking on nearly every aspect of the exploration, he has retraced the party's route and has been over the portion that we'll visit many times.



John C. Waugh

Jack is a former newspaper journalist, who is now working on his ninth Civil War book. He has served on the senior staffs of Vice President Nelson Rockefeller of New York and U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico. Among his books is the Civil War classic The Class of 1846.


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