I wish I had this advice when I first visited Colonial Williamsburg…so I thought I would try and share it with you! These are some great tips and advice for anyone looking to come to this great place of American History. Tell them Walk With History sent you!! Plan your visit:https://www.colonialwilliamsburg.org Intro: 0:00Visitor’s Center: 0:10TheContinue reading “Top Tips for Visiting Colonial Williamsburg”
Fall makes for interesting history…maybe people just do the most interesting things then? 01 November 1512 The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of Michelangelo’s finest works, was opened to the public for the first time. 02 November 1947 The Hughes Flying Boat—at one time the largest aircraft ever built—is piloted by HowardContinue reading “This Month in History: November”
We reached out to a fellow History buff and YouTube channel host, Chris, from the Whitt Docs Cemetery Tours YouTube channel…and man did we have a blast talking to him! He talks about some of the most interesting cemeteries he has visited, his earliest historical memories…and yes he even remembers the big California earthquake from 1989!!! WhitContinue reading “History Buzz Ep04: Talking YouTube and History with Whitt Docs Cemetery Tours”
Visiting Colonial Williamsburg for the first time with our family was an amazing experience. And since this is our 40th Walk With History episode…we wanted to give you a behind the scenes look at what it’s like to make Walk With History videos with our family in tow! We are so grateful to the WalkContinue reading “Your Colonial Williamsburg First Family Visit”
While visiting Gettysburg, Pennsylvania I got the chance to take a ghost tour with a local touring company. I have found that you can learn a surprising amount of history on these tours…and you can too! I highly encourage you to support these small businesses and don’t be afraid to go learn some history byContinue reading “Ghostbusters Wanted? – History and Hauntings in Gettysburg Pennsylvania”
We visit Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland Ohio. The burial site of President James Garfield, John D. Rockefeller, Eliot Ness and many more famous Americans. This was our first video we recorded at a cemetery and it was much more interesting than we imagined! For more visit us at: talkwithhistory.com Want to have a question featured onContinue reading “Podcast Ep10: Surprising History You Discover at a Cemetery”
I was lucky enough to get a quick tour of the Gettysburg National Cemetery and found out that the monument that stood where people thought Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address was recently found to be in the wrong spot! I show you where he actually stood when he gave his most famous speech as weContinue reading “Touring the Gettysburg Address Location”
Best known as the lead singer of the 80’s hair band, Poison, Bret Michaels had a big impact on Jenn’s life. We took an opportunity to do something a little different and film a Walk With History video from his hometown of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania! Walking through small town Pennsylvania was that much more fun asContinue reading “Podcast Ep09: History and Rock and Roll: Visiting Bret Michaels’ Hometown”
Do you remember the first thing you ever watched on MTV? How about that pivotal event that opened your eyes to the bigger world? Our friends Naomi and Chris grew up in Portland and Alabama…and we were lucky enough to eventually meet them in Memphis. Talk about a variety of experience and history to talkContinue reading “History Buzz Ep03: Chicken Shack Fisticuffs, Portland Hippies, and MTV meets Opera”
Part 1 of my Gettysburg tour takes me to visit the statue of Strong Vincent and Little Round Top! This was such a treat to be able to visit and I cannot recommend this enough to anyone who has a chance to go. Intro: 0:00Gettysburg Visitor’s Center: 2:08Gettysburg Devil’s Den: 2:35Strong Vincent Statue: 5:29Strong VincentContinue reading “Strong Vincent at Little Round Top the Battle of Gettysburg”
We walked in the footsteps of history when we visited each location of the various events surrounding the night of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Walking in the footsteps of Lincoln and his cabinet, John Wilkes Booth and his fellow Conspirators is an experience you don’t want to miss!! The Video: On Location at the Lincoln AssassinationContinue reading “Podcast Ep 08: The Lincoln Assassination – Facts You Never Knew”
October is a cool month for fun history facts…enjoy! 01 October 1890 On October 1, 1890, an act of Congress createdYosemite National Park, home of such natural wonders as Half Dome, El Capitan, and the giant sequoia trees. Paving the way for national parks and future generations of hikers, campers and nature lovers. 02 OctoberContinue reading “This Month in History: October”
We walk in the footsteps of the last of the modern day 18th Century Witch Trials in Virginia Beach, Virginia. (this was right after the Salem Witch Trials) Grace Sherwood was accused of being a witch…and the results of those accusations are probably not what you would expect! Intro 0:00Grace Sherwood Marker 0:16Grace Sherwood StatueContinue reading “The Last Modern Day Witch Trial | The Witch of Pungo”
Scott and Jenn visited the Evans City Cemetery. The very place where The Night of the Living Dead was filmed in 1967. This film was so iconic and groundbreaking for its time, that is DEFINED the Zombie Movie Genre…forever being known as the father of the zombie film. However, what is the HISTORY of thoseContinue reading “Podcast Ep 07: Night of the Living Dead – Visiting and Filming the Cemetery Where it All Happened”
You ever wonder why the OJ Simpson trial was such a big deal? Do you remember where you were when the verdict came out? What were the social impacts of that trial? Does that kind of history matter to most people? Our Navy buddy Dave Rios, talks about moving around the country as a childContinue reading “History Buzz Ep02: Skyline Chili Strikes Again, Personal vs Social History, and a White Ford Bronco”
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Hi, I’m Jenn, a former Naval Aviator turned Historian and a loyal Penn Stater. (WE ARE!) I earned my Masters in American History and graduate certificate in Museum Studies, from the University of Memphis.
After starting my museum career I realized how important it was to promote museums while also sharing little known stories of unique history. Walk With History was started by me and my husband to do just that!
We want to promote museums big and small to show how fun they can be, how important they are to the American story, and how vital they are to support. We will also share our adventures in finding the locations where the giants of history walked before us!
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