Distinguished Speaker Series

Save the date for an evening with H.W. Brands.  A prolific author, history professor, and popular speaker, Bill Brands is one of the most widely consulted historians for numerous documentaries. A New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Brands was twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in biography for The First American and Traitor to His Class. He currently holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History at the University of Texas at Austin.

Audiences have likely seen Dr. Brands in numerous documentaries seen on the History Channel and PBS such as American Experience, Reagan: From Movie Star to President, The American West, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, The Men Who Build America among others. He served as a consultant to Ken Burns documentary series, The Roosevelts.

Most recently, Dr. Brands published Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants (2018), The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War (2016), and Reagan: The Life (2015).  Dr. Brands will be speaking on President Reagan: Then and Now.

Table Sponsorships Available Now!  For more information CLICK HERE!


Event Details

H.W. Brands

Upcoming Events

October 17, 2019

Perspectives on York, 1969-2019


October 23, 2019



November 3, 2019

South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society


November 7, 2019

Distinguished Speaker Series


The York County History Center inspires the exploration of the history, people and culture of our county, state and nation. As a non-profit organization it utilizes collections, historic sites and museums to help tell the American Story.

Contact Us

Administrative Building
250 East Market Street
York, PA 17403

York County History Center strives to maintain an accessible website compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

©2019 York County History Center.
All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy

Visit the History Center

York County History Center
Administrative Offices

250 East Market Street
York, PA 17403


Tuesday, Wednesday
Friday & Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays, Noon-5:00 p.m.

Download the Map Museums Library Membership