As a living historian, modest antique collector, and historic home owner, living in the past is simply part of my everyday.
Residing on Long Island, New York for all my life, I've always felt lucky to be surrounded by such illustrious history. Before I could walk, my mother instilled in me her passion for the past, bringing me to countless historical sites, showering me with classic literature, and raising both my brothers and I with traditional values. By age thirteen, I began volunteering as a historical interpreter at a local museum village, and my love for yesteryear ignited.
A few more growth spurts and two degrees later, I now live east on the island in a beautiful old village with my boyfriend (and fellow history nerd) Jake, and our three cats in a farmhouse built in 1830. He and I (and to no surprise, my mother) are living historians interpreting both the eras of the Civil and Revolutionary Wars, and are mutually passionate about restoring our 19th century home back to its original glory.
I invite you to follow along with me as I explore historical places, and share glimpses of my life at home where things move to the beat of a simpler time.
Welcome to Bygone Living!