Learn about the most powerful woman in mid-19th century America in my Booking It Through History: First Ladies focus this month. Sarah Polk was a woman ahead of her times and a true political partner to her husband, establishing a path for modern First Ladies.
The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC combines art and history into a masterpiece of American culture. It's a great place to visit with older kids to see the people they're learning about in history class.
My Booking It Through History: First Ladies focus for June was Louisa Catherine Adams, the wife of John Quincy Adams. Learn more about this British born first lady who was the toast of Europe in my new post!
The U.S. Capitol is a must-see while in Washington, DC. Its new visitor center and museum makes it easy to take your family to the center of American democracy.
Learn more about the elegant yet reserved Elizabeth Kortright Monroe in my new Booking It Through History: First Ladies post!
In this month's Booking It Through History: First Ladies post, I am detailing the life of the vivacious First Lady, Dolley Madison. Read all about her contributions to the role of First Lady that are still precedents today.
Planning a trip to DC but overwhelmed? Read my new review to plan your family's time at the amazing Smithsonian museums along the National Mall!
Thomas Jefferson, our third president, was a widower so his daughter filled in as acting First Lady during his presidency. Learn more about her and her mother - both named Martha! - in my new Booking It Through History: First Ladies post.
Learn all about our nation's second First Lady - and the first to live in the White House. Abigail Adams was a woman ahead of her time. Read about her life, legacy, and how to walk in her footsteps in my new Booking It Through History: First Ladies post!
It's the first month of my Booking It Through History: First Ladies project, and I'm doing a deep dive into Martha Washington. The original First Lady, Martha set the precedent for all of the first ladies to come. Read about her life, legacy, and how to walk in her footsteps in my blog post!