What People Are Saying: Testimonials


Craig MacDonald Testimonials

"Craig's Gold Rush Spirit & Spunk talk was exceptional--something the capacity crowd loved and will never forget!" David Behring, Founder, Blackhawk Museums and a Director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

► "From the goldfields to the saloons, from the ranch house to the outlaw's lair, Craig takes us with him as we visit the Wild West. He delivers his programs in a very personal way as if you were sitting around a campfire. The audience not only loves his stories but also his way of storytelling. I received many comments that this was the most entertaining program they've ever heard."  Jan Heaton Gordon and Nancy Alexander, Co-Chairs, National Council, National Society of the Dames of the Court of Honor  

"Thank you so much for all you do to educate, while you entertain. You are preserving the past and it certainly is a gift to the present and the future."     Karon Jarrard, California State Regent, Daughters of the American Revolution

"I thoroughly enjoyed your Keynote Address at our National Conference. It was highly informative, very entertaining, evident of careful scholarly research, and brought to life by your excellent story-telling skills. Everyone was so impressed by the depth and breadth of your research. Thank you for making the conference so worthwhile!"   Brian Suen,     Lincoln Highway Association

► "Thank you for your care of our history and knowledge of how to transmit the past to the present." Dr. Kathryn E. Goddard, Director Emeritus, Center for Collaboration in Education, California State University, Long Beach

"Gold Rush Glimpses is entertaining and enjoyable to read. It is a great book to take with you when you travel."        Debbie Stock, Publisher, SeeCalifornia.com

“No One researches and writes Sierra History like Craig MacDonald. He’s the ‘Kevin Starr’ of the Sierra!” J. Robert Evans, Editor in Chief, Sierra Heritage Magazine

He received a Spontaneous Standing Ovation following his speech at the Sons of the American Revolution State Conference in Concord, CA

“What a great speaker. Even the staff found reasons to keep coming into the room at the Pebble Beach Club to enjoy his presentation.Sue Woodburn, Regent, Commodore Sloat Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution

“Fantastic lecture. You’re truly a gifted speaker, historian and author.” Peter Green, Former Professor, University of Oklahoma &  Former Mayor of Huntington Beach, Ca.

“What a dynamic speaker. Craig’s friendly, informal manner pleased everyone. He was a big hit!” E. Tait, American Association of University Women

“Craig is a thoroughly enjoyable speaker. I’m still receiving good comments about his talk at our annual membership meeting.” Mary Cory, Director, El Dorado County Historical Society

“Craig’s well-researched, wonderful stories are entertaining and enlightening.” Rueben Martinez, Presidential Fellow, Chapman University; Owner, Libreria Martinez

“Once you read one of his stories, you’ll want to read the next. Each is so special, funny and well-written. I just love his books.” Joan Grunzweig, Teacher

“His new book is ‘Riveting!’ Dolores F. Spurgeon, Professor Emeritus-Journalism, San Jose State University

Craig MacDonald - ccmacdo@yahoo.com.