Bill Wiemuth Biography


Bill Wiemuth is a dynamic speaker, historian, writer and producer. As a sought-after presenter, Bill has delivered thousands of historical lectures and presentations across the United States and Canada.


For the past 10 years he has served primarily as a presenter for the cruise industry serving clients such as Majestic America Line, the Delta Queen Steamboat Company, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, and the Portland Spirit.


He has worked aboard vessels cruising rivers including the Columbia, Snake, Willamette, Hudson, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, and Cumberland – in addition to Alaska’s Inside Passage.


Bill has earned his Alaska Naturalist Level 2 certification through the University of Alaska - Southeast. He also has earned his Certified Interpretive Guide credentials from the National Association of Interpretation.


Most recently he also served as the Manager of Enrichment Programs for Majestic America Line and worked to develop the interpretive programs for their fleet of six vessels cruising dozens of different itineraries.


Bill has written and recorded a “River History Series” collection of 15 CDs which dynamically share the history and stories connected to America’s rivers. Preview the series here.


Bill has researched lectures, created multi-media presentations, and developed commentary for land tours. Diverse topics include Alaska’s Inside Passage, the westward expansion of the United States, the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the Oregon Trail, Mark Twain, the Civil War, the plantation south, the commercial development of the rivers, a variety of lectures on the history of steamboats and river transportation, and more.


Bill also has developed a special presentation for corporate events, seminars and training retreats. His motivating multimedia presentation “Success Strategies from the Lewis and Clark Expedition” shares leadership and teambuilding techniques gleaned from some of the greatest goal-setters and achievers from American history.


For more information, please contact Bill at:

Phone: 817-366-7309