26 June 2013

Past Imperfect -- Smithsonian Blog with the tagline, History with all the interesting bits left in


When I was growing up, my family was a member of the Smithsonian.  Though we lived in CT, every few years we would take a trip to DC and visit the museums.  I mostly remember three things about those trips – eating in the fancy red brick building, no food trucks, and having to park miles away and my dad and I invariably being sent off to retrieve the car to pick up my mom and sisters.  Unfortunately, my memories of the museums themselves are bit more vague.

What I also remember is that every month we would get the Smithsonian Magazine.  I could sit on my bed and travel the world just by turning its pages.

In this modern age, the Smithsonian footprint has expanded to include so much more including a blog titled Past Imperfect.  I first found out about this blog via a post titled The Civil War: 8 Strange and Obscure Facts You Didn’t Know.

This is a great blog to feed the inner historian that resides in all genealogists!

What other history blogs do you like to read?





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