Hi, I’m Tim Grove, a history geek, consultant, and author who can’t pass up any opportunity to visit a historic site. I’m also a public historian, having worked for over twenty years for various history museums in Washington D.C. and Missouri, including Colonial Williamsburg and the Smithsonian. I hold a master’s degree in history, am a big fan of National History Day and am on the steering committee of the History Relevance Campaign. I believe passionately that anyone, no matter how dull they think history is, can be converted into a history lover. It’s all about how history is presented. This blog is a random collection of some of the places that have inspired me. I hope you’ll enjoy my thoughts about history and history sites and I invite you to add to the conversation.
I welcome your comments and suggestions related to this blog. I also welcome ideas for posts and would like to experiment with guest posts. If you have a favorite history site and would like to write about it, contact me at email@example.com.
To find out about my books, head over to my author site: timgrove.net
My book, A Grizzly in the Mail and Other Adventures in American History, offers stories from my 20+ years at some of America’s most popular history museums. My two books for ages 10-14 are First Flight Around the World (a YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award finalist) and Milestones of Flight. Up next: Star Spangled: The Story of a Flag, a Battle and a Song, due out in early 2019.
Really enjoying this blog. Thanks!
Bravo, Tim! Congratulations on starting a blog. (Okay, it was a few months ago, but today was the day I discovered it.) I’ve read several posts and you present history in an engaging way.
Glad I found this. I am a bit behind. Particularly interrested in your take on the President’s house. I just finished teaching a course at Tufts University on Reviatilizing the Historic House and we discussed this. I am working on an article about historic sites that interprete sexuality so your Seedy History blog is also of interest. I visited a bordello (museum) in Alaska – Dolly’s Place.
All the Best,
Thanks Ken. This got caught in the spam filter, so just saw this now. I know you’ve been to many of the places I’ve written about… feel free to share a comment about them. I’d love to hear what you thought of Dolly’s Place.
P.S. Ken, do you recognize the photo in the header? It’s from your neck of the woods.