About Jayda Justus, The History Mom
I am a mom of two teenage boys, and this blog grew out of my passion of taking them to historical sites and museums on trips. I am a former legislative director for a Member of Congress where I loved walking down the same worn marble halls as illustrious figures from history. Hailing from the historic town of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, I graduated from Furman University with a degree in History and Political Science and am currently working on my first novel – historical fiction set in Richmond, Virginia during the Civil War.
My passion is making history come alive, and I feel that two of the best ways to do this are visiting historical sites and reading historical fiction. Literally walking the same ground as those from history and reading about real (or fictional) people who withstood unimaginable events inspires empathy and creates understanding. We all need to make history our story.