President Eisenhower’s Gettysburg Estate

When our friends over at History Hunters on YouTube recommended visiting the Eisenhower National Historic site in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania…how could I resist!?!? This little treasure of a historic location is right next to the famous battle field and it was amazing to walk where so many presidents, foreign dignitaries, and other historic figures walked beforeContinue reading “President Eisenhower’s Gettysburg Estate”

TV, Movie, and Media Influencers Buried at Arlington National Cemetery

We revisit Arlington National Cemetery to visit the TV, Movie, and Media Influencers buried there! You may not recognize their names right away…but you DEFINITELY know the legacy they left behind. Intro 0:00John Daly (Who’s Line is It?) 0:25John Cooper (Superman’s Perry White) 2:06Charles Durning 4:10Jenn Introduction 6:43Priscilla Lane 7:46Sammuel Hammet (Maltese Falcon Author) 9:05MaryContinue reading “TV, Movie, and Media Influencers Buried at Arlington National Cemetery”

After Emmett Till

Emmett Till’s murder trial inspired the likes of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King. Today I visit the Tallahatchie County Courthouse and walk in the footsteps of those present for those historic 67 minutes. 67 minutes is all it took for an all white jury to deliberate after a 5 day trial and come toContinue reading “After Emmett Till”

The Timeline, Locations, and Death of Emmett Till (part 2 of 3)

Today I visited the locations of Emmett Till’s kidnapping, murder, and eventual discovery. While these were not easy to find, it was important to walk through these historical locations to help remember this tragic event that sparked the Civil Rights movement in America. Rosa Parks said that she thought of Emmett Till when she refusedContinue reading “The Timeline, Locations, and Death of Emmett Till (part 2 of 3)”

This Month in History: August

Ever wonder what happened this day in history? How about what happened this past month in history? Us too. 😉 August 1st, 1981 On this day in 1981, MTV played its first music video. Do you know what the second video was? August 2nd, 1776 On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence wasContinue reading “This Month in History: August”

Tour of the Heinz History Center

We got to visit the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This is a fantastic place to take your family as there are exhibits for adults and children. Plan your visit here! (tell them Walk With History sent you)https://www.heinzhistorycenter.org Intro 0:00Entrance 0:30Pittsburgh Industry 1:11Lewis and Clark Exhibit 2:00Heinz Exhibit 2:25Space Exhibit 3:02Famous PittsburghersContinue reading “Tour of the Heinz History Center”

True Crime History | The UNSOLVED Case of the CLEVELAND TORSO KILLER

This week we visit the infamous unsolved serial murders of the Cleveland Torso Killer or the “Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run”. From 1934 to 1938 this serial killer murdered 13 people throughout the Cleveland area. Join us as we explore the real world locations of these gruesome acts and talk about the history behind them.Continue reading “True Crime History | The UNSOLVED Case of the CLEVELAND TORSO KILLER”

The Life of Oliver Hazard Perry and the Battle of Lake Erie

I got to learn so much about the amazing life of Oliver Hazard Perry and his career through the War of 1812 and the Battle of Lake Erie. Not only did he inspire his sailors to rally to victory, but he inspired many future generations with his raising of the flag stating “DON’T GIVE UPContinue reading “The Life of Oliver Hazard Perry and the Battle of Lake Erie”

Virtual Tour of Erie Maritime Museum

The Erie Maritime Museum commemorates one of the pivotal naval battles in our nation’s history. At the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812, Oliver Hazard Perry defeated the British onboard the US Brig Niagara encouraging his men with the infamous phrase “Don’t give up the ship!”. He later wrote of the battleContinue reading “Virtual Tour of Erie Maritime Museum”

The Death of James Garfield and the Birth of Presidential Libraries

From September of 2020 to June of 2021 I was a working intern for the National Park Service at the James A. Garfield Presidential Library in Mentor, Ohio. I was honored to be able to work at what many consider the first Presidential Library – as Lucretia Garfield had the foresight to save many ofContinue reading “The Death of James Garfield and the Birth of Presidential Libraries”