My name is Coleen and I love all aspects of American history – especially prior to 1900. I was born in Washington, DC and grew up in nearby Arlington, Virginia, all which is rich in American history.
I am a mom who loves to drink a lot of coffee and eat way too many donuts. Also loves all animals. And shopping. I also am borderline obsessed with Abraham Lincoln and all things Gettysburg. Oh and I also love my overalls.
A proud veterans daughter and granddaughter. My family has literally served our Nation for many generations and throughout many wars (Revolutionary to Desert Storm).
There is nothing like our beloved America.
As a child, I was mesmerized by each school trip to Robert E. Lee’s home (The Custis-Lee Home) that sat on a hill in Arlington National Cemetery. There were also many trips to George Washington’s beloved home, Mount Vernon.
When my children were old enough, I vowed that I wanted them to know, learn and love all things about our history. So, we would go on our own field trips throughout the Civil War battlefields in Virginia and of course, Lee’s Home and Mount Vernon. We have fun memories of getting lost on our way to Harpers Ferry, WV (but enjoying rock candy once we got there!) and seeing the Lincoln assassination exhibits at Fords Theater and visiting the Peterson home across the street – where President Lincoln passed away. My oldest son and I even got the chance to witness the reenactment for George Washington’s funeral at Mount Vernon in 1999.
I truly believe that our history is so important and we need to cherish and share the memories of those that have gone before us and made our country so great.
In January 2016, I decided to create a place to where I could share my enthusiasm with all things American history and The Historical Homemaker was born.
It is so wonderful to share my journey with you! I’m so happy to have you with me on this ride 😀
My name is Marty and I love history too. I have always enjoyed researching my favorite decades which are the early 1800s. I am the daughter of Hugh Martin Baker who served as a defense attache and my childhood was rich with travel and different cultures. I returned to my roots here in Virginia (my daughter is the 10th generation in the Shenandoah Valley) where I met my husband, and we had a baby girl named Sarah. Fast forward 18 years and I am now an empty-nester. Luckily I met Coleen and this opportunity has fallen right into my lap. I know we will bringing lots of adventures your way!