Adams House Visit

I traveled to Boston last week for family events and carved out some time to do a little historical sightseeing. Usually we visit for Thanksgiving when all the sites are closed for winter, so I was beyond giddy to finally check these activities off my bucket list. Seriously, I was like a kid on Christmas … More Adams House Visit

Building a Web Voice

Today I had the pleasure of speaking with graduate students in the history department at Southern Methodist University. The department is putting together a blog to develop a community voice (which is amazing) and they asked me to come speak about how to build a web voice as a graduate student. Earlier this week, I … More Building a Web Voice

On this day in cabinet history – August 1, 1793

August 1, 1793 was a red-letter day for cabinet (and presidential) history. On July 31, President George Washington summoned the department secretaries to a cabinet meeting the next morning at 9 AM. Recognizing that the issues facing the cabinet might take a while to resolve, Washington invited the secretaries to join him for a family … More On this day in cabinet history – August 1, 1793

SHEAR 2017 Recap

Over the weekend, I attended the Society of the Historians of the Early American Republic 2017 Annual Conference in Philadelphia. SHEAR is always one of my favorite conferences and this year was no exception. I love the size of the conference – I can count on there being new people I want to meet and … More SHEAR 2017 Recap