January 4, 2012



I’ve talked often in recent months about Architecture’s Odd Couple; among the stops have been lectures at the Frelinghuysen-Morris House and Studio in Lenox, Massachusetts; the New York Public Library; libraries in Ridgefield, CT, and Chatham, NY; and the Coffee House Club in New York. Over the past several years, I’ve traveled to Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, Atlanta, Charleston, and dozens of other cities (see below) to talk of architecture, the Civl War, presidents, and more generally the American past and how we remember it.

I’m always delighted to field requests for such appearances. My email is hhoward@fairpoint.net.

I have also been a guest on many radio and television shows, including Oprah, WNYC’s Studio 360, NPR, C-SPAN, and the A&E Networks.

In 2015, I talked at the Union League Club of Philadelphia; Ventfort Hall, in Lenox, Massachusetts; the South Union Shaker Village in Kentucky; the Lancaster Historical Society in Pennsylvania; the Columbia County Historical Society in Kinderhook, New York; the Society of Architectural Historians in Albany, New York; the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, in Hartford, Connecticut, and a number of other sites.

In 2014, my schedule included stops at Carter Library and Museum in Atlanta; at the Green-Meldrim House in Savannah; at the Edmonston-Alston House in Charleston; and at the George Washington Symposium. I spoke at Boston’s Somerset Club, as well as with many old friends at the quadrennial American Association of State of Local History Presidential Sites and Libraries Conference, “Beyond the Presidency,” in Little Rock, Arkansas, as the evening’s keynote speaker.
In the course of the last several years, I have talked to the Friends of Theodore Roosevelt in Oyster Bay, New York; at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library; and at The Hermitage (home of Andrew Jackson) in Nashville, the William Henry Seward Historic House Museum in Auburn, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library in Ann Arbor, Tudor Place in Georgetown, to the docents at Gracie Mansion, at the 92Y/Tribeca in New York, the Spencertown Academy Festival of Books. In 2012 I delivered  the annual Thomas Jefferson Lecture at the Massachusetts Historical Society; the November Friends of Tufts Library Author talk; and gave talks at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book Library; James and Dolley Madison’s home, Montpelier, in Orange, Virginia; the New Orleans Museum of Art; the Chatham (NY) Public Library; the Hotichkiss Library (Sharon, CT); the Litchfield (CT) Historical Society; the English-Speaking Union (Syracuse, NY); the  Princeton (NJ) Public Library; the Dallas Art Museum; the Pritzker Military Library in Chicago; the Lorenzo Cultural Center in Detroit; the Memorial Gallery of Art of the University or Rochester; and the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth. Between 2009 and 2011, I made appearances at the University of Virginia; the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery; the Saint Louis Art Museum; the Adams National Historical Park, home of John and Abigail Adams; the Mays Symposium at the San Antonio Museum of Art; and the Library of Congress.
I have talked of art, architecture, and, often, of Founding Fathers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Middleton Place and the National Historic Trust’s Drayton Hall, both in Charleston, South Carolina; the Library of Virginia in Richmond; the Buffalo and Erie Country Historical Society; the Savannah Book Festival; the Philadelphia Club; the Longfellow National Historic Site in Cambridge, Massachusetts; the Georgia Center for the Book, Atlanta; the Institute for Classical Architecture and the Municipal Arts Society, New York, New York; the National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.; the Columbia County Historical Society in its Distinguished Author Series; the Society of Architectural Historians, Albany, NY; the Brazos Forum in Waco, Texas; the Sons of the American Revolution, Louisville, Kentucky; Robinson Jeffers/Tor House Foundation, Carmel, California, and many bookstores, historical societies, and other sites across the country.