Author Cross Discusses Presidential Libraries Trip

VALLEY FORGE PA – Renowned historian and author David Cross will discuss his Washington Post essay, titled “Chasing History: One Man’s Road Trip Through The Presidential Libraries,” during a presentation scheduled for Thursday (Nov. 10, 2022) at 6 p.m. in the Washington Memorial Chapel, on Route 23 in Valley Forge National Historical Park.

Tickets for the event, which is part of the chapel’s Washington Memorial Heritage “Lead Like George” leadership series, cost $20. Individuals with proof of student status will be admitted free. Tickets can be purchased online, here, or at the door.

Cross intends to take his audience on a journey through his life-changing experience of visiting each of the 13 presidential libraries on one very long road trip. Armed with a question – “Can the 13 institutions be combined into one central Presidential Research Center?” – Cross found more than he anticipated in an answer. He found a first step to understanding history.

History buffs, students, and those who are looking for inspiration and guidance from the greatest leaders of our nation’s time can learn from Cross’ expedition and insights.

The series is a history, leadership, and author events program that began earlier this year at the chapel. Drawing upon America’s Revolutionary history, it examines challenges and decisions faced by the country’s founders. Analyzing their experiences, the program offers lessons that help participants in their business and personal lives.

For more information about the chapel, visit a webpage, here. The chapel is also involved in a restoration campaign; learn about it here.

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