“I am pleased to report that we had an excellent Maine Town Meeting at the Margaret Chase Smith Library last week with OAH Distinguished Lecturer Robert Brent Toplin as our featured speaker. The topic of fake news and the role of the media in modern American society proved highly popular. Comments afterward have been very favorable. One man remarked as he left at the end of the day that it had been a “world-class” program.”

— David Richards
Margaret Chase Smith Library

“I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how very pleased we were to have Dr. Jane Dailey speak at our college. She was a delight to work with and a wonderful lecturer. Thank you for helping to make our event possible!”

— Sarah Silkey
Department of History
Lycoming College

“This has been a great experience and I am looking forward to being able to bring more speakers from the OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program to our district. ”

— Bonnie Belshe
Monta Vista High School
Fremont Union High School District
Cupertino, California

“The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program enables the Department of History at my school to consistently offer high-quality professional presentations.”

— Turk McCleskey
Department of History
Virginia Military Institute

“We’ve used the OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program twice and both times it has been incredible. The organization of the program, the assistance faculty receive booking just the right speaker, and the reimbursement process - all are made so simple! I would highly recommend the program to all universities and colleges.”

— Sarah Griffith
Department of History
Queens University of Charlotte.

“The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program offers an unbelievable service to the field and the public. The booking process was a breeze. ”

— Patrick Lewis
Kentucky Historical Society

“Your speaker's presentation at our luncheon was fantastic! We will definitely look to the OAH for future speakers.”

— Jennifer Plick
Rye Historical Society
New York

“I have worked with the OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program since 2004 because it helps me connect the public with excellent scholars who make history accessible and relevant.”

— Danielle Dart
Public Programs
Minnesota Historical Society

“The OAH Lectureship Program is an invaluable resource for making preeminent scholars available to smaller institutions and academic communities. It's a pleasure to work with the OAH staff, and the quality of the speakers is incredible. ”

— Meredith Clark-Wiltz
Director of American Studies
Franklin College

“The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program was great to work with. Ease and timeliness of communication throughout the process were outstanding. I contacted the OAH on a whim and we will be using this program more in the future.”

— Denise Alexander
Galveston Historical Foundation

“You have an impressive lineup of scholars. As a conference organizer, I like the one-stop-shopping that your program offers. ”

— Renee LaFleur
Department of History and Philosophy
University of Tennessee at Martin

“This wonderful program affords us the opportunity to bring to our small campus a nationally known speaker and truly enhance the liberal arts experience of our students. Without this program we would have been unable to afford the cost of bringing a speaker of this rank to our campus.”

— Tonia M. Compton
Department of History and Political Science
Columbia College

“The stellar reputation of the OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program and the warm services we’ve received when I've contacted you are the best advertisements possible for your program. It's the first place I go when we need a speaker for any event.”

— Sandra Slater
Department of History
College of Charleston

“Thank you for your assistance in bringing yet another wonderful speaker!”

— Lyn Ellen Bennett
Department of History and Political Science
Utah Valley University

“The lectureship program has hit two home runs with us so far; we’ll definitely tap you again.”

— Timothy D. Hall
Department of History
Central Michigan University

“We have come to depend on OAH for first-rate service, and you have never disappointed us.”

— Russ Heller
Boise Public Schools and Idaho Council for History Education

“The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program has been a great way for us to reach beyond our own networks to find nationally recognized speakers. Every speaker that we’ve hosted has been outstanding in both content and presentation. The OAH and the speakers have been very easy to work with on the details. Thank you!!”

— Rhonda R. Newton
Managing Director
Pennsylvania Heritage Society

“The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program was very efficient and helpful to our needs. The website let us easily view possible speakers, and the coordinator was very responsive to our questions.”

— Lisa Petrovich
Phi Alpha Theta
Illinois Wesleyan University

“This was the first time we’ve used the OAH Distinguished Lectureship program, and we will look here for speakers in the future. The process was painless and the quality very high.”

— Diane Gutenkauf
Robert R. McCormick Museum at Cantigny

“The OAH Lectureship Program gave us a wonderful opportunity to bring a nationally known scholar to campus. It’s a tremendous service to the historical community and to the public at large.”

— Melissa Walker
Department of History and Politics
Converse College
South Carolina

“This program greatly facilitates our annual history lecture series, allowing us to bring in very high-quality speakers at relatively low cost while supporting an important organization. Thanks!”

— Steve Wagner
Department of Social Sciences
Missouri Southern State University

“I love the OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program. It is an easy way to get high-quality historians who can also speak to a crowd.”

— Kevin Sheets
Department of History
SUNY Cortland
New York

“I can’t thank you and the organization enough for the great experience.”

— Valorie A. Woerdehoff
Arts and Culture Series
Loras College

“This is a wonderful program for a small college such as ours.”

— Spencer Davis
Department of History
Peru State College

“The lectureship program is great. We have used it several times, and always with an outstanding result.”

— Michael Mayer
Department of History
University of Montana

“We couldn’t have had a better Presidents’ Day lecture. Thanks again for all your help.”

— Allison Graves
Phi Alpha Theta
Oakland University

“Your program is wonderful. It is of great help for small institutions like mine in particular. You have a good range of topics and the fees seem affordable. Thank you for making these lectures possible.”

— Patrick Hotle
Department of History
Culver-Stockton College

“We have been delighted with the speakers recommended and sent by the OAH. You do a great job!”

— Joseph Graves
Mitchell School District
South Dakota

“The OAH is a valuable resource for finding speakers!”

— Christopher Miller
Community Programs Manager
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

“The lectureship program is a win-win for organizations and for OAH.”

— Melanie Goan
Kentucky Association of Teachers of History

“Thank you for introducing us to an outstanding historian who not only was a superb speaker but also has become a great ally of our archives.”

— Dee Thompson
Board of Directors
Friends of Georgia Archives and History

"I will continue to use the OAH Lectureship Program. It is such a wonderful way to bring top notch scholars to students and our community. Sally Hanchett is a treasure and an asset. She goes above and beyond as we navigate this new virtual format."

— Sarah Langsdon
Stewart Library Special Collections
Weber State University

"We couldn't have planned the event we did -- which was a great success -- without the help of Sally and the OAH Lectureship Program! We will continue to work with the OAH Lectureship Program for future events."

— Jordan Pouliot Latham
Director of Advocacy and Resource Development
YWCA of Southeastern Massachusetts

"I would like to use the program again in the future. It was the second largest event we have ever had at our small school, and we would not have been able to do this without the OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program."

— Joshua Butler
Assistant Professor of History
ABAC Bainbridge

"It was easy to work with OAH and I was delighted with the incredible quality of the roster of speakers. Dr. Adriane Lentz-Smith was a superb contributor to our panel program, very articulate and agile in how she engaged with questions."

— John Ulmschneider
Dean of Libraries and University Librarian
Virginia Commonwealth University

"There are many speaker sources, we chose OAH based on the quality of the speakers and, importantly, the ability of OAH to guide a small organization through the process of sign up, connectivity, Q & A. We could not have done this series on 'Faith And...' without OAH."

— Roger Lewis
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

"Working with Sally to schedule and walk through the webinar was excellent as was working with Dr. Dumenil on the virtual guest lecture. The lecture engaged undergraduate, graduate, and faculty in a meaningful manner and the live Q and A session was excellent."

— Jon Taylor
Professor of History
University of Central Missouri

"This program does an exceptional job of coordinating and facilitating expert speakers for events. The program is very easy to work with and I would recommend it to anyone hosting an event about history."

— Kristina I. Dorsett
Wolfgram Memorial Library
Widener University

"It's an incredibly valuable program, especially as state schools like mine are facing major budget cuts. Access to experts like Dr. Erika Lee is incredibly valuable and might not be within our reach without this program."

— Jennifer Hildebrand
Associate Professor of History
State University of New York at Fredonia

"The program has a variety of speakers to choose from and Sally Hanchett will communicate clearly about pricing, lecture topics, and logistics. I will definitely use this program in the future!"

— Sarah Lirley
Assistant Professor of History
Columbia College

"The OAH Lectureship Program put us in touch with an excellent speaker. The OAH representative kept in contact every step of the way. The practice session was an excellent idea. Thanks to all who made our annual history lecture a success."

— Charlotte Gradie
Professor Emerita of History
Sacred Heart University

"The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program has been an excellent resource for speakers while we have converted to virtual programming! Sally is always a pleasure to work with and helpful as a co-host on Zoom webinar."

— Rebecca Urban
G.A.R. Hall Civil War Lecture Series
Peninsula Foundation

"The OAH Lectureship Program is a great program connecting leading scholars with individual institutions and the general public. The program coordinator has been very helpful in organizing the event and ensuring its success from the beginning to the end."

— Lisong Liu
Professor of History
Massachusetts College of Art & Design