PCHE logo Annual Fall Conference for Educators,
History Students and Enthusiasts  
October 14, 2013


Debbie Corll, Conference Registrar
PA Council for History Education


Monday October 14, 2013
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Confererence held in McKelvey Campus Center on the campus of Westminster College.  Doors open at 7:30 AM.  The coffee pot will be on!  Continental breakfast provided.

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$55 / $25 students

Includes continental breakfast & lunch!


Westminster College
319 S. Market Street
New Wilmington, PA 16172

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Turning Points in Pennsylvania History:
Three Centuries


19th Century
Jeffry Wert
Civil War Historian and Author


'On Great Fields Something Stays':  Gettysburg



19th - 20th Centuries
Les Standiford
Best-Selling Author of over 20 books including historical non-fiction 'Meet You in Hell'

Clash of the Titans:  Carnegie and Frick and the Revitalization of History


20th - 21st Centuries

Paul Rosier
Environmentalist & Villanova University Professor

From Earth Day 1970 to Fracking 2013:  A Modern  Environmental History of Pennsylvania


 This day-long conference is open to the public and provides a rare opportunity to hear three nationally-renowned authors and historians.  Each presentation will provide ample time for Q&A.  Read more about the speakers:

Jeffry WertJeffrey D. Wert, well known as a Civil War historian, is the author of eight books on Civil War topics, most recently Cavalryman of the Lost Cause and The Sword of Lincoln.  His articles and essays on the Civil War have appeared in many publications, including Civil War Times Illustrated, American History Illustrated, and Blue and Gray.   A former history teacher at Penns Valley High School, he lives in Centre Hall, PA, slightly more than one hour from the battlefiled at Gettysburg.


Les Standiford


Les Standiford is the bestselling author of over twenty books including Meet You in Hell:  Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick and the Bitter Partnership that Transformed America.  He is Director of the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University in Miami, Florida.    


Paul RosierPaul Rosier, is Associate Professor of History at Villanova University (Villanova, PA) where he teaches American Environmental History, Global Environmental History, and Atlantic World Environmental History.   He also serves on the President's Environmental Sustainability Committee at Villanova, and chairs the annual University Earth Day Celebration.  The author of several books and articles, his latest essay, entitled "Modern America Desperately Needs to Listen':  The Emerging  Indian in an Age of Environmental Crisis, " will be published in The Journal of American History in December 2013.  

Included in the cost of your registration is a light breakfast, lunch, Act 48 credits, door prize drawings, and more!   Hear dynamic speakers and network with your colleagues in education. The Conference is presented as a resource to history educators, and is open to the public.   Whether you are a professional educator, a college or grad student, a museum administrator or staff member, or a history enthusiast - all are welcomed! 

About PCHE

PA Council for History Education is a 501(c)3 non-profit, organized to support the development and implementation of meaningful and effective History curriculum and instruction; provide quality professional activities for History educators and students; and encourage educational and professional interaction among History educators.