Bill Potter

Landmark Events

Nashville, TNAtlanta, GAColumbus, OHMobile, AL

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.

 Bill Potter

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.