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”
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”
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”
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”
Betsy Aardsma was murdered in “the stacks” of the Penn State University library in November of 1969. Despite a primary suspect, the police were never able to gather enough hard evidence to arrest anyone. Join me as I take you through the locations on the Penn State Campus where Betsy lived, studied, and sadly died.Continue reading “On Location at the Unsolved Murder in The Penn State Stacks – Betsy Aardsma”
I was in history heaven when I finally got to visit Washington Crossing Park outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was incredibly to walk in the literal footsteps of our first president and in the very spot of such a pivotal historical victory for the Continental Army. Intro: 0:00The Painting: 0:37Visitor’s Center: 2:10McConkey’s Ferry Inn: 4:26MovementContinue reading “Washington Crossing the Delaware”
We visit the Flashdance filming locations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! This movie had a profound impact on society through fashion, dance, and as an example of woman’s rights and independence. As a Steeltown girl myself, this was one of my favorite movies growing up and I hope that you enjoy seeing the modern day locations ofContinue reading “Flashdance Filming Locations”
Today I visit the famous graves at the Night of the Living Dead filming location in Evans City Cemetery, just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. My father was a big fan of this movie and always told me how proud he was that it was made by unknown directors, on a small budget, with a bunchContinue reading “Famous Graves at Night of the Living Dead Filming Location”
We visit the real world locations of the 2003 Erie Pizza Bomber Bank Robbery case. This bank robbery (and murder) case regained notoriety in 2018 on the 15th anniversary of the robbery when Netflix released the documentary ‘Evil Genius’.
I LOVE 80’s hairbands…and Poison is my absolute favorite!