Speaking Engagement Inquiry

Speaking Engagement Inquiry

At the Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, we not only preserve our nation’s Medal of Honor history, we are also its storytellers. Our commitment to preserving and sharing this rich history extends beyond our institution’s walls through our Community Speaking Engagement Program.

Our Mission in the Community

We believe in bringing history to life, connecting the past with the present, and engaging with our community in meaningful discussions. Our experts offer insightful talks and presentations tailored to educate, inspire, and commemorate our shared history.

Speaking Engagement Details

  • Topics: Our speakers can cover a wide array of subjects within the history of the Medal of Honor, including its recipients, specific military events, historical periods, the evolution of military technology,  personal experiences of veterans, and so on.
  • Format: We offer flexible formats to suit your event – from formal lectures to interactive Q&A sessions.
  • Audience: Our engagements are suitable for schools, colleges, community groups, veterans’ organizations, and other interested parties.

Fees & Special Consideration

  • Standard Fee: We ask for a $150 donation or fee for each speaking engagement. This fee supports our museum’s ongoing preservation efforts and educational programs.
  • Special Consideration: In our commitment to education and community involvement, we waive this fee for organizations that arrange a visit to the Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center in conjunction with the speaking engagement. Such visits provide an invaluable opportunity for attendees to connect directly with our exhibits and further enrich their learning experience.

Scheduling a Speaking Engagement

  • Inquiry: Please fill out the form below with your interest and details about your event.
  • Coordination: Our team will work with you to match the best speaker for your event and coordinate on topics and logistics.
  • Confirmation: We will confirm all details, including the date, time, location, and any specific requirements or requests.

Enhancing Your Experience

We encourage organizations to consider a pre or post-event visit to the Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center. These visits can be tailored to complement the speaking engagement, offering a hands-on historical experience that truly brings the stories to life.


Our speakers are available from Monday through Friday in the morning, afternoon, and evening, perfect for a midday club meeting, an evening dinner, or a morning school speaker session. Consideration will be given to inquiries on weekends and holidays.

Yes, our speakers can conduct the engagement online within the days and time periods listed in the above answer. Speakers are available through Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams.

Consideration will be given to inquiries about related subject matter. For example, a request for a lecture on the history of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will include its Medal of Honor history. If the subject matter is not clearly related to our scope and mission, special consideration can be requested.

Speakers often need access to a video or computer screen, audio, and a means of connectivity if a digital presentation has been prepared for the engagement.

Yes, if requested, our speakers will provide their personal biography, a photo, or additional details to the organization for their event.

The maximum distance a speaker will travel is ~75 miles or ~1 hour by car. Special consideration can be requested and/or travel arrangements made by the inquiring organization if negotiated.

Contact Us

For more information or to schedule a speaking engagement, please fill out the form below. We look forward to partnering with you in bringing our nation’s Medal of Honor history to your community.