WHEF has had to modify the base of operations for this tour, changing from the Lexington hotel to the Hampton Inn-Bardstown, Kentucky. Bardstown, “the bourbon capital of the world”, and one of Kentucky’s oldest and most beautiful towns, is where you find “My Old Kentucky Home” and the Old Talbott Tavern, in continuous operation since […]
Good evening: I have difficult news to share. On Tuesday, September 7, 188 ICU beds were available in Kentucky. On September 9, that number was reduced to only 90 available ICU beds at present, due to a surge in COVID-19 and its variables, including Delta. https://www.wlwt.com/article/covid-19-just-90-adult-icu-beds-still-available-in-kentucky/37532441# I have consulted with my Board of Directors, my […]
Listen while Mr. Brown discusses, “Meade at Gettysburg: A Study in Command” with Gettysburg College’s own Cameron Sauers ’21. Then go register for the Summer Conference, it’s VIRTUAL and FREE this year! https://www.gettysburg.edu/civil-war-institute/summer-conference/
Book Review: ‘Blood and Treasure–Daniel Boone and the Fight for America’s First Frontier’
“The shot heard round the world:” The Coming of the Revolution, Colonial America to 1775 is Under Production
WHEF is now in the process of producing a ninety minute film entitled: “The shot heard round the world:” The Coming of the American Revolution, Colonial America to 1775. It is the story of how England, burdened by enormous debt due to its Seven Years War with France and its allies, tried to address the […]
Witnessing History was notified on May 28, 2020 that its most recent production, “In the Declaration All Men are Created Equal:” Abraham Lincoln in Illinois, 1830 to 1860, has been awarded 2020 Silver Telly Awards in two categories: “History Documentary” and “General Documentary.” . WHEF is extraordinarily proud; the Silver Telly is the highest award […]
ABRAHAM LINCOLN IN ILLINOIS IS BEING SPONSORED ON PUBLIC TELEVISION IN ILLINOIS BY THE ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM
In other amazing news, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois, is sponsoring the broadcast of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois on the eleven PBS affiliates in Illinois! Joseph Crane, the Public Relations Director at the museum called Kent Masterson Brown, WHEF’s President and CEO, to notify him of this fact, and to […]
WITNESSING HISTORY EDUCATION FOUNDATION, INC. WAS A “HIT” AT THE SPRINGFIELD, OHIO HISTORY CENTER CIVIL WAR SYMPOSIUM!
Select this link to reach the article about the symposium in the Springfield (Ohio) News-Sun where the huge crowd was given a “primer” on the life of Abraham Lincoln up to his election to the presidency.
Women in the American South during the Civil War offer a valuable perspective on war that is often overlooked. Southern women, slave and free, have a unique experience in the American historical landscape. They are the only women who experienced the Civil War, not as combatants, but by living in an occupied territory, the Southern […]
Witnessing History’s First Film in the “Pageant of America” Series Will Be Viewed By Millions of Americans
“In the Declaration all men are created equal:” Abraham Lincoln in Illinois, 1830 to 1860 has been released, broadcast on eight different PBS affiliates in Illinois, on Kentucky Educational Television, and has been posted on the Witnessing History Education Foundation YouTube channel. It will appear on four more streaming channels soon. The National Educational Telecommunications […]