Events & Appearances

Lectures & Book Signings

UPDATE: We are currently focused on our next writing project, so we are not accepting invitations to deliver lectures and presentations at this time. We will update this page when our circumstances change. We remain grateful for your interest and encourage you to visit our Books page for information about our latest titles.

Gordon Belt and Traci Nichols-Belt have delivered numerous lectures and presentations at historical and genealogical societies, colleges and universities, libraries, museums, bookstores, author roundtables, churches, and other cultural heritage organizations and community venues.

Previous Speaking Venues 

We have had the honor of speaking to a wide range of audiences, from small group settings to large gatherings and public venues. Some notable engagements have included:

Colleges & Universities

Austin Peay State University
Belmont University 
Cumberland University

Libraries, Museums, Cultural Heritage Organizations, & Professional Groups

Chattanooga Chapter ARMA International - Association of Records Managers and Administrators
Chattanooga History Center
Cleveland Public Library History Branch & Archives
Linebaugh Library 
Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County
Nashville Metro Archives
Nashville Public Library
Maury County Public Library
Portland Public Library
Rotary Club of Lebanon
Sevierville Chamber of Commerce
South Cheatham Public Library
Tennessee Advisory Council on Libraries
Tennessee Historical Society
Tennessee River Museum
Tennessee State Library and Archives
Tennessee State Museum
Williamson County Public Library
Williamson County Archives & Museum

Lineage & Historical Societies

Bellevue History and Genealogy Group
Cheatham County Historical and Genealogical Society
Civil War Round Tables 
Greenbrier Historical Society
Society of Tennessee Archivists
Daughters of the American Revolution
Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society
Ridgetop Historical Society
Robertson County Historical Society
Sons of the American Revolution
Tennessee Genealogical Society
Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society

Historic Sites

Amqui Station and Visitors Center
Belmont Mansion 
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
Blount Mansion 
Buchanan Log House
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Battlefield Park
The Hermitage - Home of President Andrew Jackson
Marble Springs State Historic Site
Rocky Mount State Historic Site

Book Festivals & Events

East Tennessee History Fair
Southern Festival of Books
Southern Kentucky Book Fest 
Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event
Tennessee History Festival



The laborer is worthy of his wages. -- Luke 10:7

Writing books and preparing lectures takes a serious commitment of time, energy, resources, and resolve. As we've traveled throughout the state of Tennessee and beyond its borders, we've determined that placing a value on our time and work is important. It is a statement about the quality and professionalism that we deliver to each speaking engagement.

While we do not charge an appearance fee for meet-and-greet book signings, we typically receive an honorarium for delivering formal presentations. Our speaking fees are affordable and priced fairly for budget-conscious organizations and groups.