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An experienced historian and avid bibliophile, Bill Potter combines a lifelong study of American and world history with an uncommon ability to captivate audiences of all ages. He communicates the story of God's providential hand in history around the world as Historian for Landmark Events, a premier Christian Tour Company.
As a father of eight home educated children, he appreciates the necessity of passing on to the succeeding generations the richness of both our regional and national history. He and his wife, Leslie, reside in Virginia.
Workshops from Bill Potter ( may vary by event location )
A Politically Incorrect Guide to American History
If you try to learn your American history from the nightly news, television pundits, civil government courses, most textbooks and not just a few college professors, you will be fed a whole new narrative, with traditional heroes now evil, and evil men of the past, now admirable. For instance, like a Hindu mantra, the collective chants the phrase “separation of church and state” as if it were a sacred principle found in the Constitution. Presidents who expanded the power of government were not the liberty-loving exemplars you have been taught. In this workshop, historian Bill Potter of Landmark Events will help identify some of the most egregious errors that have been concocted over the course of American history, and present a strategy to seek out the best explanations. At the heart of it all is the vital development of biblical perspective to view our history from the presuppositions of a Christian worldview.
Mama Bear: Your Husband is Away & The Enemy is at the Front Door
Among the thousands of accounts of the War Between the States are many outstanding memoirs by mothers, wives, and single women who bore the brunt of keeping the family alive, planting and harvesting, or serving as nurses. Some of them had to confront the enemy face to face. Among the very best writing of the war are accounts by Cornelia Peake MacDonald, mother of ten in Winchester, Virginia, a town that changed hands seventy times during the war. Her memoir reveals what a Christian mother was capable of to protect her family. One of the outstanding single women of the war, Phoebe Yates Pember, of South Carolina ran a ward in the largest hospital in the world—Chimborazo in Richmond. Educated, articulate, and stubborn, she left a harrowing account of trying to save wounded, sick, and dying boys through four years of war.
7. Leadership Lessons For Our Sons from George Washington, Robert E. Lee, and Winston Churchill
Our children are the future of our country and the Church. They must be trained to stand in the day of battle, lead when others falter, and live lives that exemplify character, courage, and perseverance. We do not have to invent historical examples of such leaders, nor despair because such men are hard to find today. The exemplary lives of Washington, Lee and Churchill provide ample illustration and witness of the kind of men whose lives will inspire our sons today.
8. A Few Good Men – and Women - Dedicated Minorities that Changed History
1. You may have heard it said that dedicated minorities, not majorities, often change the direction of history. Sometimes it was perseverance and quick thinking in the face of imminent defeat that won the day, as in the case of the “apprentice boys” in the Siege of Derry, Ireland in 1689. Sometimes it was the willingness to sacrifice their lives, as did the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae, which eventually led to the defeat of the super-power of the day. In some crises, those who provided timely leadership made the difference, as in the Siege of Peking during the “Boxer Rebellion.” Whatever the situation, a few people can make all the difference in the world between victory or defeat.