Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.
-Oscar Wilde (1890)
Founder and President
Josh Yohe has had a love for history since the fourth grade. Since then, he has immersed himself into history with the goal of shedding new light on forgotten moments of the past. In 2018, he formed Hidden History, a nonprofit with the goal of revealing the lost, forgotten, or unknown
history of the past. Today, Hidden History is read in over 60 countries. Josh has written several newspaper and magazine articles as well as multiple books. He wrote the book The History of the Mount Calvary Camp Meetings as well as co-authoring Daily Dose of History Vol. I & II with his partner Ryan Troutman. He has also had the opportunity to ghostwrite a history book.
Since 2017, he has worked in the textbook industry analyzing, researching, and writing history textbooks and supplemental material. He has also taught at the high school level and presented historical presentations under the auspices of Hidden History in multiple states, most recently at History Camp America 2021. His favorite era to research and write about is the American Civil War although he enjoys researching every historical era. He also has a vast historical archive with artifacts reaching back over 2,200 years. Josh has a bachelor’s degree in history, has taken additional history courses from the Universities of Illinois and Harvard, and is working on a master’s degree.
In early 2020, Josh created the Crabtree-Allen Memorial Scholarship to send children to summer camp for free. In September 2020, he became a Kentucky Colonel, which was awarded for his philanthropic endeavors. Josh Yohe currently resides in New Jersey with his beautiful wife Michala.
Christian History Editor
Nathan's interest in American history was sparked by his father's love for it, and the fact that he grew up in the mid-Atlantic, home to so much of our nation's history. Family trips to Yorktown, Jamestown, Antietam, and Gettysburg. School field trips to Philadelphia, D. C., and Annapolis. Throw in another fourscore and seven museums and you'll have a pretty good summary of his childhood. During an unexpected stint in seminary he was introduced to church history. It was love at first sight. Since then he's bought more books than he'll ever have time to read, but the stacks look good on the shelves, the nightstand, the desk, and the floor.
Nathan's connection with Hidden History began through two guys named Josh. The first Josh is his brother. The second is named after the first. Years ago, brother Josh was a history teacher and close friends with a family named Yohe. Such good friends, in fact, that when the Yohes welcomed a son into their family, they called him Josh. Nathan first met this second Josh over 20 years ago, shortly after he became a Yohe, and back when they both had more hair. They didn't speak to each other, but that was only because young Josh didn't yet speak English. Years went by. Josh Yohe grew up to love history, as Nathan always had. They lived in different states, so didn't stay in touch. In 2021, Nathan tried his hand at a church history blog. Brother Josh thought second Josh would be interested in it. He was. He contacted Nathan to see if he'd want to write some church history articles for the Hidden History website. He did, so here we are.
Ryan Troutman joined Hidden History shortly after its inception. Under his guidance, Hidden History grew to the impressive organization it is today. Today, Ryan takes a more behind-the-scenes role within Hidden History. In addition to his work within Hidden History, he is also the co-author of Daily Dose of History Vol. I & II with Josh Yohe.