Kurt's Historic Sites

My Back story

Fascinated by the U.S. presidents since age seven, as a nine-year-old I embarked on a mission to visit each chief executive’s burial site. Both my grave quest and my love of history expanded over time.

In 2016 I earned a B.A. in History from Bryant University. I received the Pell Medal for U.S. History, which is presented to one graduating senior from each Rhode Island high school and college who has displayed excellence in the study of United States history. In 2019 I earned an M.A. in History, Public History Track, from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

My first book was released on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. It is titled Presidential Grave Hunter: One Kid’s Quest to Visit the Tombs of Every President and Vice President.

current Activities & future goals

Since re-launching the revamped kurtshistoricsites.com in fall 2021, I have been transforming it into an even better website than its predecessor of twelve years. In the long term, KHS 2.0 will be equipped with tools to not only aid your cemetery visits but to be a repository that directs you to reliable sources for your own historical research.

In September 2023, I relocated from Rhode Island to Washington, D.C. to work at Historic Congressional Cemetery, where my current title is education specialist. In fall 2023 I was admitted as a member of the White House Historical Association’s Next-Gen Leaders cohort.

current Activities & future goals

Since re-launching the revamped kurtshistoricsites.com in fall 2021, I have been transforming it into an even better website than its predecessor of twelve years. In the long term, KHS 2.0 will be equipped with tools to not only aid your cemetery visits but to be a repository that directs you to reliable sources for your own historical research.

In September 2023, I relocated from Rhode Island to Washington, D.C. to work at Historic Congressional Cemetery, where my current title is education specialist. In fall 2023 I was admitted as a member of the White House Historical Association’s Next-Gen Leaders cohort.

current activities & future goals

Since re-launching the revamped kurtshistoricsites.com in fall 2021, I have been transforming it into an even better website than its predecessor of twelve years. In the long term, KHS 2.0 will be equipped with tools to not only aid your cemetery visits but to be a repository that directs you to reliable sources for your own historical research.

In September 2023, I relocated from Rhode Island to Washington, D.C. to work at Historic Congressional Cemetery, where my current title is education specialist. In fall 2023 I was admitted as a member of the White House Historical Association’s Next-Gen Leaders cohort.

Guest speaking

I am humbled to have been invited to be a virtual and in-person guest speaker at the White House Historical Association, local historical societies, libraries, masonic lodges, cemeteries, churches, book stores, a university, an Audubon center, and a National Park Service site. Topics at these events have included:

  • Presidents and freemasonry
 
  • The evolution of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library’s exhibits on the Watergate Scandal
 
  • My book, Presidential Grave Hunter: One Kid’s Quest to Visit the Tombs of Every President and Vice President

 

If you are interested in hiring me as a guest speaker for your organization, e-mail me to discuss the date, topic, length, and honorarium. I look forward to hearing from you!

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