Happy 2nd Birthday To GZ665 (& Update On Our Latest Project!)

birthday-cake-candlesHappy 2nd Birthday to Gazette665 Blog & Website!

I can’t believe it’s been two years since I started this adventure of writing and learning “techy stuff.” It’s been great, and I look forward to many more years of blogging, developing historical resources, and managing the website.

THANK YOU for reading the blog, sending comments and emails, and being part of the discussion of history. May Gazette665 continue inviting you to think, learn, and be inspired for many years to come! Continue reading

It’s Time to Celebrate (And You Get A FREE Gift)

Birthday CakeIt’s been exactly one year since I started Gazette665: A Blog for Historical Information & Inspiration. Bake a cake, light the candle, make a wish…and claim your FREE “party-favor”!

Here’s a big thank you to all my readers! Some of you have been with me on this blogging venture since the first week others have joined within the last few days. It’s always nice to see that the new blog posts are read and I love comments!

Looking back over the last year I’m amazed at the growth on the blog.

  • There are over 100 followers. (Yeah! And thank you one and all.)
  • I’ve published over 100 blog posts and manage 31 webpages on the site.
  • There are two regular blog post series at this time: Tuesday is “Back to Gettysburg” and Friday is “Historical Theme of the Month” (Waterloo: Crossroads of History is the upcoming theme for June.)
  • In January, The History Learning Center was opened with booklists, photoboards, and extra resources for every era of American History.
  • Living history groups are featured under that particular website tab, and I’m working with a couple other living history groups to add to this resource.
  • Then there’s the book! Coming soon…very soon… Blue, Gray & Crimson brings a new perspective on the Battle of Gettysburg by telling the story through the eyes of a fourteen year old civilian girl.
  • And Gazette665 is making a presence in the social media world. Join us on Facebook, Pinterest, and GoodReads!



I need your advice. I need to hear your voice. This blog is for you and I want to provide the historical information and inspiration you want. So, if you could fill out this simple survey it would make this celebration complete.

Tell me what you like and what you want.

I can’t promise changes overnight, but I promise to listen to your answers…but you have to tell me first. Take the survey!

giftThe FREE Gift

Did you play the game (take the survey) or were you a “stick in the mud”? (Go take the survey!)

Alright, alright – here’s your FREE GIFT –  10 Practical Ways To Add To Your Historical Knowledge

Thanks for coming to the party! I’m looking forward to another great year of blogging.

Your Historian,

Miss Sarah

P.S. Leave a comment to help us celebrate!

Oh, and please take that survey




Presidents’ Month!


Mount Rushmore, morning light

Introducing our February history topic here on Gazette665:

“Presidents of the United States”

Later this month, we’ll celebrate Presidents’ Day. Most of us know about George Washington (1st President) and Abraham Lincoln (16th President), but what about the other 42 men who have been in the executive office?

We won’t have time to study all of them, but I’ll share 4 of my favorite presidents on the Fridays of this month. Also, look for some bonus posts about Americans who were presidents of countries other than the USA…should be some interesting trivia.


On our Facebook page I’ll add extra photos, links to articles, and other cool stuff…so LIKE the Facebook page, if you haven’t already!

U.S. Presidents Resource Page

And finally…here it is: U.S. Presidents Resource Page. (My “Happy Presidents’ Month” gift to all of you.) I’ve compiled a booklist of biographies for all 44 United States Presidents, collected photos on a Pinterest Board, and searched for some of the best websites with additional information about our presidents.

One More Thing…

There’s one thing that would make my February even happier: leave some comments on the blog posts. Drop a line on the Facebook page, and let us know which president you’re reading about.

Hey, you could start right now! Leave a comment and tell us who is your favorite U.S. President and why.

Your Historian,

Miss Sarah

P.S. If you watched the Super Bowl, I hope y’all enjoyed it. Tonight I’m getting a head-start on blog stuff for the month and might begin some Valentine’s Day crafts! I’m not a huge football fan…and, folks, “I cannot tell a lie.”