Public Historian on Vacation: Part 2 – San Antonio

Public Historian on Vacation: Part 2 – San Antonio & The Alamo – April 11 After leaving Galveston, we drove to San Antonio to meet up with my other set of grandparents (my mother’s mother and husband). We arrived, ate barbecue on the River Walk (because when in Texas…) and then set off to seeContinue reading “Public Historian on Vacation: Part 2 – San Antonio”

On blogging, or not blogging, and starting over. Again.

I’ve not been a very good blogger lately. I could list several excuses about why I haven’t had the time, but the truth is a lack of motivation because I hadn’t found a topic that really inspired me. I think this may be owing to the fact that in the past I’ve kept this strictlyContinue reading “On blogging, or not blogging, and starting over. Again.”

Sleeping in Slave Quarters

A week ago I slept overnight in the Bellamy Mansion Museum’s slave quarters. Your reaction might, like others who I told before the overnight stay, range from “What?” to “Why?” to something like, “You don’t hear that everyday.” So, let me provide some context and explain why I decided to sleep overnight in a slave dwelling.Continue reading “Sleeping in Slave Quarters”