Does your significant other have every book ever written on Abraham Lincoln? Do you have a painting of George Washington in your dining room? Is following the footsteps of Lewis and Clark at the top of your bucket list? Here’s a list of ideas for the people on your list who love history books!
Ellis Island Ship Manifest – Do you have a relative who crossed the ocean to begin again in America? Search the Ellis Island database for free and find your relative’s name. You can see the actual ship manifest with their signature. Purchase an archival copy of the manifest, plus a photo of the ship they sailed. Round off the gift with a copy of American Passage: The History of Ellis Island.
Colonial Williamsburg Road Trip – Ever wondered what it was like to live in Colonial times in America? Plan a road trip to Colonial Williamsburg with the kids. They have original buildings, homes and stores where you can be part of the story. This book,If You Lived In Williamsburg in Colonial Days will help the kids understand the kind of fun they’re going to experience at Williamsburg.
Lewis and Clark Expedition Spyglass – Lewis and Clark used a spyglass to see the land they mapped for the Louisiana Purchase and Thomas Jefferson. This 13″ brass spyglass has a wood case to protect it. Use it to explore your world, or set it on your desk for an historic conversation starter. The Journals of Lewis and Clark are an excellent way to relive the history, day by day.
Mount Vernon Flag – George Washington called Mount Vernon home. You can buy your favorite history buff an American flag that flew over our first president’s home. It’s a heavyweight, 3′ x 5′ nylon flag with embroidered stars and it includes a certificate of authenticity. Check out the latest biography of our founding father, Washington: A Life, by Ron Chernow.
History is a Puzzle – Find all the icons of the 60s on this puzzle for those who love or lived through the whole era. If you just can’t get enough, check out the 2010 book, Woodstock: Three Days that Rocked the Worldfor everything from organizing the event, the event itself and the incredible, lasting aftermath.