Who Was Hamilton? at the New York Public Library, 2016

In August 2016, I visited the incredible New York Public Library for their #WhoWasHamilton? exhibit, where I drooled over many primary documents and genuinely had a little cry over seeing the Farewell Address. For fun, I thought it'd be cute to pair up some familiar Broadway songs to their corresponding documents. The exhibit was WONDERFUL … Continue reading Who Was Hamilton? at the New York Public Library, 2016

Researching David Bowie’s Death in Brixton, UK – January 2019

The main focus of my Masters research is dead celebrities and how fans react to their death and in memorializing them create and shape the narrative of that celebrity‚Äôs legacy. One of the main celebrities I focus on is David Bowie, and specifically how people interact with him through his hometown of Brixton, a neighborhood … Continue reading Researching David Bowie’s Death in Brixton, UK – January 2019

240th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn at Green-Wood Cemetery

In late August 2016, Green-Wood Cemetery commemorated the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn, fought in 1776 on the grounds. The all-day event was an exciting and informative time thanks to living history demonstrations. The event culminated in a parade along the route to Battle Hill, where the memorials are for the Revolutionary War … Continue reading 240th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn at Green-Wood Cemetery

Who Was Hamilton? at the New York Public Library

I visited the incredible New York Public Library (NYPL) in the summer of 2016 for their #WhoWasHamilton? exhibit, where I drooled over many primary documents and genuinely had a little cry over seeing the Farewell Address. For fun, I thought it'd be cute to pair up some familiar Broadway songs to their corresponding document. The … Continue reading Who Was Hamilton? at the New York Public Library

Following Theodore Roosevelt home to Sagamore Hill, NY

I am a complete and total Theodore Roosevelt fangirl. He is my favorite person from history, and - as you can imagine - his home is my favorite of all the 400+ National Park properties. Located in Oyster Bay, Long Island TR's gorgeous home, Sagamore Hill, is a National Historic Site. The items within the … Continue reading Following Theodore Roosevelt home to Sagamore Hill, NY

A day touring Gettysburg National Military Park and National Cemetery

In July 2016, I was able to spend the day in Gettysburg, PA with my family touring the National Military Park. We hired a wonderful Licensed Battlefield Guide, Dean, at the visitor center who drove our car for us while explaining the ins-and-outs of three day battle during the Civil War, and showed us around … Continue reading A day touring Gettysburg National Military Park and National Cemetery