June 14th: Happy Birthday to our Army and Other Notes on This Day in American History

On June 19th, 1775 our United States Army was officially born! What else happened on this date in American history?

Jun 14, 2024

I Wish I Could Ask Questions of the People From Early America: Thank Goodness We Have Letters and Diaries!

What better way to learn about people from early American history than to read their own words?

Jun 11, 2024

3 Lessons from the 18th Century Relevant to Earning Income as a History Blogger

Living steps away from the largest living history museum in the world gives me access to the 18th century every day of the year. As a blogger, I've learned many lessons.

Jun 06, 2024

This is the 87th Post on My What American History Is About Blog: Let's Talk 87s.

For my 87th post on this American history blog, let's look at 1687, 1787 and 1987 in American history.

May 31, 2024

Memorial Day: Always Remember the Why

What does Memorial Day signify for you? As a nation, let's remember our why.

May 27, 2024

Organizing History Again: Learning and Evolving as the What American History About Blog Grows.

The categories I've organized on the What American History Is About blog will make you want to dive deeper into learning history!

May 25, 2024

May 20th in American History: 2 Posts Over 2 Days Honoring Random Dates Because Why Not?

King George III responded with Intolerable Acts and other bits of American history that happened on May 20th.

May 20, 2024

May 19th in American History: A Sunday Read to Enjoy Any Day of the Week

What happened in American history on May j19th? Diverse and important events! Births and deaths that impacted our future and our culture.

May 19, 2024

Horses and the American Revolutionary War: A Few Short Lessons from the Courthouse Green

The history of horses in American society is long. If you want a glimpse into their existence during the American Revolutionary War, this post is for you.

May 17, 2024

No Matter Where You Go in Our United States of America: Find History Like I Did in Palm Desert. Here's How!

Do you look for history everywhere you go? I do! From historical societies to cemeteries and parks: it's everywhere.

May 11, 2024

April 19th in American History: What Happened?

If you're an American history nerd, this post highlighting events from March 29th is for you!

Apr 19, 2024

Virginia Gazettes: What was Advertised in the Capital City of the Largest Colony During the Revolution?

What better way to peek into daily life during the Revolutionary era than seeing what was advertised in Williamsburg's Virginia Gazette?

Apr 17, 2024

The 4th Grade Trip that Kept Silversmithing and Its Role in American History Alive: Remember April 11th by Honoring George Cloyed, Master Silversmith

Master Silversmith George Cloyed is the reason I'm focused on April 11th as an important date in American history.

Apr 10, 2024

The Final Breakfast: An End to Dunmore and Washington

New research is shining more light onto the friendship between George Washington and Virginia's last Royal Governor.

Mar 11, 2024

Anne Geddy: Wife, Mom, and Businesswoman of the 18th Century

Who was Anne Geddy? A wife of an 18th century tradesman who exemplifies her role in the 18th century.

Mar 03, 2024

The Jefferson Triumvirate of Williamsburg

Who influenced, supported, and taught Thomas Jefferson? Meet his Williamsburg triumvirate and get a taste.

Oct 10, 2023

Today I Learned About George Washington From a Scholar Named Peter Henriques

Learning about George Washington took on new meaning through Washington scholar Peter Henriques lecture in Colonial Williamsburg.

Sep 28, 2023

September 21 in American History: The Traitor Becomes a Traitor,  Reagan Speaks and the King of Horror Is Born

When did Benedict Arnold become a traitor to America? September 21st 1780. See what else happened that day!

Sep 18, 2023

4 Things I Learned from the Colonial Williamsburg Gunsmiths- A True Gem of a Trade

The Colonial Williamsburg gunsmiths make early American guns lock, stock, and barrel and share insight into the era!

Sep 15, 2023

The Scotchtown Post: Insight into Patrick Henry and the Place He Lived for a Few Pivotal Years

Have you visited Patrick Henry's Scotchtown? He only lived there for a few years, but they were pivotal ones.

Sep 09, 2023

September 7th: From the 1776 Naval Attack to 2003's Farm Aid 16

What happened on September 7th throughout American history? Get a snapshot of this day in history here.

Sep 06, 2023

Colonial History Learned From the Trees Around Us

What can trees tell you about history? A lot! Start with this post and begin the journey into history through trees.

Sep 05, 2023

Agecroft Hall: The Tudor House that Traveled to Virginia in the 1920s

Reasons to visit the Tudor house that travelled to America during the Gilded Age because of TC and Bessie Williams.

Aug 30, 2023