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

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

Bricks and 18th Century American History: An Overview from a Blogger's Perspective

Bricks in American history: the fun stuff I learned in Colonial Williamsburg that got me interested in bricks.

Jan 16, 2024

Orange Peels for Your Stomach, Dr. John Minson Galt and Other Notes About 18th Century Medicine

Go down the rabbit hole of 18th century America with me and learn about John Minson Galt along the way.

Jan 05, 2024

Leather Breeches to Blue Jeans: Everyday Pants in American History

History isn't just about major events. It's also about the clothes people wore. So let's talk about everyday pants.

Dec 13, 2023

4 Things I Learned at Margaret Hunter's Millinery: An 18th Century Trade in an Original Building

I'm loving Margaret Hunter's shop, the 18th century millinery in Colonial Williamsburg.

Oct 02, 2023

The Trades of Colonial Williamsburg Teach Us About Daily Life in the 18th Century

Major events in history are easy to find information about. What if you want to know a bit about daily life in the 18th century? The trades shop in Williamsburg can help!

Sep 29, 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

Experimenting on the Farm: A Necessity in 18th Century America and Beyond

Why was experimental farming necessary in early America? Let's hear what George Washington and others had to say.

Aug 25, 2023

What I Learned About 18th Century Food This Week: A Pound Cake Makes Many Cakes

How a Nun's Cake is related to learning the history of food in a place like Colonial Williamsburg.

Aug 12, 2023

3 Reasons to Take Tours and Visit Historic Sites Multiple Times

Keep visiting historical places you love. I'm sharing 3 reasons why, knowing you really want to see what American history is about!

Jun 29, 2023

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!

Jun 18, 2023