Russ Gifford researches and produces classes,
talks, articles, and books on
America History, both national and regional.
To book a talk, send him a note! His previous talks
have covered every era of American History, and his local and regional
discussions are crowd pleasers! (Sample
Reasons to book Russ Gifford as your speaker:
Gifford has spoken to audiences in 10
different states on a variety of topics. Groups enjoy the energy he
brings to his subject. Feedback is always positive, and his fee is
An example from a recent series: "Russ
is a consummate storyteller. He makes history come alive through
engaging descriptions, topical quotes, pictures and sound clips."
This is your chance to book a world class speaker!
This summer and fall, Russ is looking for places to
speak along the Missouri River region and to tell the stories told by
travelers on steamboats, covered wagons, and stagecoaches in the late
1800s. Write to him here
"My goal is to show that history happens
History shows the actions of individuals matter. But consider these
The decision to search for a better
producing corn hybrid.
Or a choice to create a better method of
separating cotton seeds from cotton.
Or choosing to study wheat yields.
those actions would lead to completely unforeseen national - and
international - consequences.
What about these actions?
Both had an impact. One was an unexpected flash
of national attention and a change in international relations for a
moment. The other required the perseverance of half a century to
make change happen.
I take listeners on a ride back in
time, to see and hear the story of America.
Along the way, we meet the people that made that
history. Not just the politicians, but real everyday people.
We may be studying the
national impact - but we are hearing local stories.
I have produced hundreds of classes and articles
experienced by thousands of people in the last two decades. Those articles and classes are
stories about people, and thus, the story of America.
Will I see you at one of my classes soon? Please
say hi if you do!
Thanks for stopping by! Check
my schedule of upcoming events.
Want to hear
more? Check out a few of his previous talks
Sample work here!
Gifford to speak at your museum, library, or event? Send him a note