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Road Trip Through History: Effigy Mounds National Monument

When My Own True Love and I reached the end of our Great River Road trip last October, we stopped just short of Effigy Mounds National Monument in northeast Iowa. As far as I was concerned it was both frustrating to walk away from it and something to look forward to. I’ve been interested in…

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Telling Women’s History: Three Questions and an Answer with Joanna Scutts

Joanna Scutts is a literary critic, cultural historian, and the author of The Extra Woman, the story of the 1930s lifestyle guru Marjorie Hillis and the lives of single women in mid-century America. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, New Republic, New Yorker, and Slate, among many other venues. She was…

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Road Trip Through History: Salzburg, pt. 2 , The Hohen-Salzburg Fortress

  If you only have time for one history nerd adventure in Salzburg, visit the Hohen-Salzburg Fortress. (aka the Festung Hohensalzburg). It will give you a literal overview of the city and its history, and a glimpse of some breathtaking medieval living spaces. The fortress was built in several stages, beginning in 1077 during the…

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