Women's History Wednesday

Anne Boleyn and the English Reformation

Anne Boleyn was the reason behind the English Reformation. This one woman drove King Henry VIII to break with the Catholic church in Rome. She was persistent, calculating, and determined. Anne Boleyn demanded that there be a church that she could be married in and queen of before she would have sexual relations with King… Continue reading Anne Boleyn and the English Reformation

Historic Homes, Travel

Chief Vann House

During the 1790s, James Vann became a Cherokee Indian leader and wealthy businessman. He was the son of a Cherokee woman and Scots-Irish man, and because of his mixed ancestry was able to do business with the Europeans and Indigenous People of the area. James Vann established the largest and most prosperous plantation in the… Continue reading Chief Vann House

Historic Homes, Museum, Travel

Colonial Midway Museum

History of the Museum: The Midway Museum is a reproduction of an 18th century plantation cottage that was constructed in the mid 20th century. It was designed in a raised style due to the high water table in the area and is typical of early homes in this area of Georgia. The architect of the… Continue reading Colonial Midway Museum

Women's History Wednesday

Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield

This is the Script that I wrote for my 1st person portrayal  of Clara Barton at the Northeast Georgia History Center. They called me Clara Barton, Angel of the Battlefield…. I was a welcome sight as I arrived at the Battle of Antietam. It was about noon when I pulled up to the edge of… Continue reading Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield


The Salem Witchcraft Trials

The village of Salem was divided. There were two factions, those that supported the Putnam family and those the supported the Porter family. The Putnams chose Samuel Parris to come be the minister at their parish, and it did not take long for Parris to figure out who his enemies were. Parris only worsened the… Continue reading The Salem Witchcraft Trials