Ghostbusters Wanted? – History and Hauntings in Gettysburg Pennsylvania

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”

Strong Vincent at Little Round Top the Battle of Gettysburg

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”

Podcast Ep06: Dan Rice – The most famous person you have never heard of

Dan Rice was a circus clown…or rathe a circus leader…in the mid 1800s. It is because of him that we have terms like “Jump on the bandwagon”. He essentially made fun of politicians…before that was cool! He also is the reason that we have the iconic “Uncle Sam” Army recruiting posters…those drawings were modeled afterContinue reading “Podcast Ep06: Dan Rice – The most famous person you have never heard of”

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”

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) 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”

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”

On Location at the Unsolved Murder in The Penn State Stacks – Betsy Aardsma

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”

Washington Crossing the Delaware

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”

Flashdance Filming Locations

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”