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Request Alexander Cain as a Speaker

Nationally Recognized Expert on The Battles of Lexington and Concord, the 18th Century Massachusetts Militia System, and the Loyalist Refugee Experience

Historian Alexander Cain offers lectures focusing on a wide range of topics related to New England’s role in the American Revolution. He has hosted presentations and talks at several major historical sites, museums and institutions throughout the Northeast and Canada.  Alex can lecture to audiences at all levels and for institutions of all sizes.


A sample of past programs offered include:


  • “The Improvement of the Militia in General in the Art Military Has Been Therefore Thought Necessary” - A Review of the Militia Laws and Regulations on the Eve of Lexington and Concord.

  • “This is My Little Girl That I Was So Afraid the Red Coats Would Get” - The Civilian Evacuation of Essex and Middlesex Counties, April 1775.

  • “Each Party Was Supposed to Have a Tory Pilot” - The Loyalist Guides and Volunteers of April 19, 1775.

  • “I See Nothing But the Horrors of a Civil War” - The Loyalist Refugee Experience During the Saratoga Campaign of 1777.

  • “Heads of Families and Men of Substance” - The Rise of the Minutemen in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts.

  • “For Sale Cheap” - A Collection of Pre-Revolutionary War Merchant Newspaper Advertisements from Essex County, Massachusetts.


The standard speaker fee for a one hour to a ninety-minute presentation at a location within 25 miles of Newburyport, Massachusetts is $250.  Outside of that radius, the cost is $300 plus travel expenses. Discount rates are available for veteran organizations.  


For school presentations, please contact Alex for hourly, half-day and full-day rates.


If you have any questions or would like to hire Alex for a presentation, please contact him at

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