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Monday, February 4, 2013

New Media for Old Times by Carla Olson Gade

For both writers and readers of Colonial American fiction, today's technology provides us with some great resources to enhance our learning experiences of colonial times. Podcasts are available for auditory learners and video streaming is available for visual learners, enabling us to have a glimpse into the past. They are especially helpful to me while conducting research for my colonial story settings. I have also enjoyed learning more about a topic when I read about something in a novel as it helps bring it to life. There are many resources available via the internet that have been placed online by historical foundations and societies, professional and amateur historians, history teachers, historical reenactors, and history lovers.

Below you will find a sampling of some of these great resources for you to enjoy. If you know of some historical foundations, historical societies, or museums of interest it may be worthwhile checking their websites to see if they offer any of these special features. Many of these are available as free subscriptions or you may listen/view individual episodes. And don't forget to peruse our Book Trailer page to see some fantastic videos from some of our Colonial American Christian Writers.


Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Podcast, Past & Present
Website   and  Facebook



YouTube also hosts plenty of miscellaneous educational videos about colonial times.
You can learn about:

and much more!

Do you subscribe to any history podcasts or video series?
What type of learner are you - audio or visual?
Do you enjoy enhancing your reading and researching through audio/visual resources?


  1. Thank you for this valuable list of references. Those of us struggling with a historical WIP are greatly in your debt.

  2. You are quite welcome. It is a fun way to gain needed information. Thanks for visiting, Judith!

  3. Oh wow! I will have to bookmark this post. There are some excellent resources here, thank you so much! I can't wait to sit down and check them all out!

  4. A very informative and helpful post, Karla. Thank you.


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