Non-Boring History

Annette Laing
Annette Laing (historian, PhD and all that, Brit in the US) leads you on an entertaining and fascinating tour through a past that's really about *right now*.
Created 02 Apr 2021
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  • Podcast: Meet Dr. Shirley Moore (Audio)
    23 Nov 2021 • 10 min read • 1 0
    Podcast: 22 minutes. Listen Now, or Download to Your Favorite App for Later, by clicking on “Listen in Podcast App” above right. Black travelers with covered wagons on the overland trails? Absolutely!...
  • Video: Meet The Historian! Dr. Shirley Moore, Author of Sweet Freedom's Plains
    21 Nov 2021 • 11 min read • 4 4
    First, News From Non-Boring House Today, you can watch (or read, if you prefer!) Non-Boring History's very first interview with a historian! Dr. Shirley Ann Wilson Moore is author of Sweet Freedom's P...
  • Black Americans and Covered Wagons
    19 Nov 2021 • 16 min read • 4 2
    You saw an old Western or two. Who do you imagine traveling with this wagon? Think again. Image: Annette Laing, 2019 News from Non-Boring House The new AnnetteLaing.com is now live! This is an excitin...
  • We Come on the Ship They Call The Mayflower
    17 Nov 2021 • 16 min read • 2 3
    I’m back in Madison, Wisconsin, following my trip to New England with my tolerant spouse, He Who Shall Not Be Named On the Internets (HWSNBNOTI, pronounced Hoosen Benoti). Here's my second to last pos...
  • Cool Chinese Imports
    14 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 5 16
    Imagine huddling over the fireplace in your freezing Scottish castle, as you catch the distant skirl of bagpipes through the torrential rain outside. There’s no telly, but who needs it when you have t...
  • Dick Van Dyke and A Country Church
    12 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 5 5
    New to Non-Boring History? We’re not on our usual schedule of posts and podcasts. I’m just on my way home from New England, with my tolerant spouse, He Who Shall Not Be Named On the Internets (HWSNBNO...
  • Not Just the Witch Thing
    10 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 5 2
    IMPORTANT If you’re new to Non-Boring History, please note: We’re not on our usual schedule of posts and podcasts. I’m just on my way home from New England, with my tolerant spouse, He Who Shall Not B...
  • A Change in Plans
    09 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 2
    Hello, Nonnies! This week, we were supposed to visit a lovely range of history places: Old Sturbridge Village, a recreation of an early 19th century town in western Massachusetts, Mystic Seaport, a la...
  • A Silence in Two Salems
    07 Nov 2021 • 31 min read • 5 8
    IMPORTANT: If you’re new to Non-Boring History, please note: we’re not on our usual schedule of posts and podcasts. I’m in New England, with my tolerant spouse, He Who Shall Not Be Named On the Intern...
  • A Pause
    05 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 7 3
    Right now, we’re not on our usual schedule of posts and podcasts at Non-Boring History. I’m in New England, with my tolerant spouse, He Who Shall Not Be Named On the Internets (HWSNBNOTI, pronounced H...
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