I’m a historical society director, Civil War reenactor, and author. I started this blog because it occurred to me that, among the things that boost my spirits each day are those moments when I feel a strong connection to the past. It might be derived from an object, a place, a story…whatever. I figured, why not record some of these musings in one place? …Create a collection of somewhat trivial observations about the past that just happen to generate a bit of inspiration for me.
The study and interpretation of history happens to be how I make a living. However, the purpose of this blog is not to comment on the historical profession or museum practices. I’ll leave that for work. Here I offer some reflections on historical subjects that are personally significant to me and will, at times, indulge in more lofty and sentimental writing than I would in a professional setting.
I tend to think of this as one part historical essay, one part personal journal and one part good old-fashioned storytelling. Hopefully, others find a bit of historical inspiration in these entries too.