As a living historian, modest antique collector, and adorer of historical architecture, 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 with my boyfriend (and fellow history nerd) Jake, and our three cats in our cozy little home, “Lilac Cottage.” He and I (and to no surprise, my mother) are living historians interpreting both the eras of the Civil and Revolutionary Wars, and share a lifelong dream of owning a historic house one day together.
I invite you to follow along with me as I explore historical places, share old recipes and stories, and live my life to the beat of a simpler time.
Welcome to Bygone Living!