Kitchen Table Stories: Family Tales Hooking You Into History

There are many things that can hook us into many different facets of historical interest? Do you have one? If so, please share! I love to hear from you folks!

Help! The Need for Volunteers in Historical Organizations

                A while back, I worked with an organization in Clinton, Iowa called the Catholic Historical Center. They are dedicated…

Unsung Heroes: Small-Town Museums and County Historical Associations

             Very recently, I wrote a blog about an original section of the Lincoln Highway in Clinton County, Iowa. One…

The Same War, But Different: The Civil War in the Dakota Territories

                Mostly when we think about the American Civil War, we think about a man who lives in one of…

The American Civil War – A Conflict for the Ages

                Recently, I was having a conversation about World War II with my children. As the discussion progressed, I told…

Should the Old Bridge Go?

Should we keep the bridge or not? The Clinton County Lincoln Highway faces a tough choice in historical preservation.

Dark Winter’s Past: The Unfortunate End of Singleton Gardiner

              This past weekend, the Midwest faced down Winter Storm Jupiter, what was promised to deliver a whole lot of…

History is Happening All Around Us

     During the past week, I’ve had to spend a good amount of my time at the University of Iowa Hospital…

Why Bad Events Can Lead to Good Things

. Hello, all.             I wanted to write something really cool about the end of the year. Something all meaningful…

Gone Forever – Our Disappearing History

Everyday our history erodes away a little more. What are you going to do about it?