United States Place Names and the History Behind Them: The Cities Edition
Do you ever wonder how cities got their names? Who are the people behind the place names?
3 Cool Primary Sources That Are Not the Declaration of Independence but Are Fascinating Bits of American History
3 primary sources that are just as important as the Declaration of Independence in our American history.
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.
Putting this Blog into Context: A Quick Note About the 13 Colonies
Let's have a quick chat about the 13 colonies to put this American history blog in context.
Capturing the Right Spirit of Early American History: More Names to Know
Meet Caty and Rochambeau, two names from early American history that helped shape our world.
National Simplify Your Life Week: Tips for Simplifying Access to American History
Use my 7 tips to simplify your journey into finding out about American history!
Thank Goodness Abigail Smith Adams Loved to Write Letters Because They Show the Woman Behind the Public Image
History is about real people. Abigail Adams' letters give us a glimpse into the private thoughts behind her public image.
The 2nd Continental Congress Established the Postal System and Sandra Bullock Was Born: July 26th in American History
The U.S. Postal Service, Vivian Vance, Sandra Bullock and the FBI were all born on July 26th!
I Heard Music No One's Seen Performed for Hundreds of Years
We heard music from Jefferson's library that was unlikely performed for hundreds of years!
Things to Love About the Raleigh Tavern, Past and Present
Past meets present when you visit the Raleigh Tavern, an 18th century reconstruction showing off the Daphne and Apollo rooms, where liberty happened.
Musings on Liberty: A Quick Post Celebrating Independence Day
If we're discussing what American history is about, liberty must be discussed as we celebrate Independence Day.
This 4th of July, Give Thanks to the Frenchman Who George Washington Called a Friend for Life
The Marquis de Lafayette, Washington's friend for life and why we should honor him on Independence Day.
I Went to the Library to Learn About the Rare Breed Program but Left Wondering About Sheep.
Sheep were a vital part of American history! Learn the impact during Colonial times.
How Do You Get the Right Frame on a Huge 1690’s Painting? Create It!
When you acquire a 1690's painting and the frame is not original, creating a period-style frame happens, at least in Williamsburg!
What to Write About When There Is So Much History? Anything.
What this blog is about: American history as I learn it.
Want to Really Understand American History? Read Letters and Other Primary Sources.
What's the best way to learn American history? Reading letters, inventories, diaries and other primary sources!
Being Free At 50: I Moved to Williamsburg and Get to Experience American History Every Day
Experience American history come alive! This blog is dedicated to what American history is really about. The people and everything in their lives.