About

TIM GROVE 2 - FINAL smaller fileHi, I’m Tim Grove, a history geek 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 and counting  for various history museums in Washington D.C. and Missouri, including Colonial Williamsburg and the Smithsonian.  I currently work in Washington and live in northern Virginia. 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 grovet56@gmail.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 newest book was published this past April, First Flight Around the World: The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race. Up next: Milestones of Flight: From Hot-Air Balloons to SpaceShipOne, due out in May 2016.

 

6 Responses to About

  1. Jay says:

    Really enjoying this blog. Thanks!

  2. Mary Warner says:

    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.

  3. Ken Turino says:

    Hey Tim,

    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,

    Ken

    • historian says:

      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.

  4. John says:

    Good blog!

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