The following resources were compiled by Glenn Wiebe of ESSDACK.
From news to history blogs, you'll find it all from these history Tweeters.
- @librarycongress: The official feed from the Library of Congress.
- @smithsonian: General news from the Smithsonian
- @amhistorymuseum: Updates from the National Museum of American History
- @smithsonianNMAI: National Museum of the American Indian news
- @NMAAHC: National Museum of African American History and Culture highlights
- @SmithsonianEdu: Things from the Education folks at the Smithsonian
- @DocsTeach: Updates from NARA's latest web site focusing on primary docs
- @discovercivwar: NARA's great Civil War site
- @GLIAmericanHist: Gilder Lehrman Institute has great US History stuff
- @plimoth: Plimoth Plantation's cool stuff
- @historytweeter: This Twitter feed is all about history.
- @PocketHistory: Check out @PocketHistory to find random facts from world history.
- @Historyday: See what happened on this day in history with @Historyday.
- @greathistory_: Great History highlights the best in history blogging.
- @HistoryOfAll: Here you'll find the official Twitter page of Everything is History.
- @HeritageTwit: @HeritageTwit has the latest news and thinking on heritage policy.
- @timelines: Use @timelines to discover, record, and share history.
- @VHStudio: @VHStudio shares history through visual art and imagery.
- @ThomasJefferson: Quotes and says from the Jefferson.
- @GeoWashington: Tweets as if Washington were writing them in real time.
- @Boston1775: History, analysis & unabashed gossip about the American Revolution in New England.
- @Medievalists: Interested in the Middle Ages and Medieval History?
- @EarlyAmerica: Timely and exciting stories of early America's historic past.
- @ushistorysite: Helpful links and resources.
- @colonialwmsburg: News and updates from Colonial Williamsburg.
- @teachinghistory: Central place online for K-12 American history education
- @MissedinHistory: Didn't pay attention in history class?
See the historic media at work on Twitter.
- @historynetwork: This network specializes in history podcasts.
- @HistoryChannel: @HistoryChannel has a variety of non-fiction series and specials.
- @ArchaeologyDN: Archaeology Daily shares news, headlines, and more in archaeology and related disciplines.
- @BBCHistoryMag: Dave Musgrove is the editor of BBC History.
- @HistoryTimes: Through this account, you can learn from the editors of the History Times.
- @Discovery_News: @Discovery_News has a variety of programs on history and beyond.
- @HistoryToday: On @HistoryToday, you'll find news and thoughts from Paul Lay of History Today magazine.
Educators & Students
Check out these feeds for the educational side of history tweeting.
- @MisterHistory: David Hilton uses online resources to teach history.
- @nchsucla: This organization brings historians and teachers together.
- @titzel: Art Titzel teachers American cultures in Pennsylvania.
- @jmcclurken: Jeff McClurken's work lives at the intersection of teaching, history, and technology.
- @dancohen: You'll learn about history and new media from this professor of history.
- @mcohen00: Melissa Cohen tweets about high school history and film.
- @thinkbigbebig09: Waldemar Rollan is an economy and history professor.
- @russeltarr: Author of ActiveHistory.co.uk.
- @bencarp: Early American tweets and resources.
- @kenhalla: Lots of news from US History teacher.
Documents & Publications
These feeds specialize in maps, documents, books, and more.
- @TheHistoryPress: This publisher specializes in history texts.
- @TimeMaps: TimeMaps works to visualize history and chronology.
- @LookBackMaps: Jon Voss shares history through maps.
- @tannerritchie: Here you'll find a publisher of daily historical sources.
- @history_book: @history_book shares new history book releases.
- @historycellar: This blog has unseen documents and more.
- @RagLinen: @RagLinin is an online museum of rare newspapers.
- @footnote: Check out @footnote to find original documents online.
- @TheWomensMuseum: @TheWomensMuseum highlights heroines from the 1500s to the present.
- @Culture24: @Culture24 has news, listings, and more from thousands of historical resources.
- @tenementmuseum: Check out this museum to learn about tenements.
- @CapitolHistory: This organization educates the public about the history of the US Capitol and Congress.
- @Gozaic: This travel community explores heritage sites and culture rich places.
These accounts specialize in military history.
- @wceberly: Here you'll find a historian, author, and oil painter.
- @WWIIToday: AT Nelson tweets about news and ideas from WWII.
- @SecondVirginia: Recreating the Virginia soldier of the Revolutionary War.
- @RevolutionaryPA: A site dedicated to the colonial and Revolutionary War history of the Keystone State.
- @MilitaryChannel: Check out this feed for tweets from the Military Channel.
Read these accounts to see what Twitter would have sounded like throughout history.
- @HistoricTwits: @HistoricTwits has a collection of the best tweets that might have been in history.
- @historicaltweet: You'll find funny Twitter messages from history on @historicaltweet.
- @TwtsFromHistory: Here you'll find a Twitter study of history.
can also use Twitter to follow hashtags. Hashtags are a way for you
follow a them or topic rather than a person or organization. The
problem??You can't follow a hashtag directly through your Twitter account. This
is perhaps the most confusing point for people who are new to
hashtags - but it's important to understand. From your Twitter account
you can only "follow" other Twitter users (accounts set up for an
individual, organization, project, event, etc.). A hashtag is not
a Twitter account that you can click a "follow" button for. It's a way
to label or tag tweets so they can be easily pulled together. A hashtag
is always a word preceded by the pound sign and users insert them into
Some sample hashtags?
The easiest to follow hashtags is to use Twitter Search.
a hashtag is nothing more than a character string inserted into a
tweet, it's something that you can search Twitter for. Therefore, the
most basic way to track hashtags through your web browser is:
- Go to Twitter Search.
- Search for a hashtag you want to track. Include the "#" in your search query. Here's a search for #historyteacher
- Keep that page open in a browser tab, and refresh it periodically to see the latest results. Or subscribe to the feed for your search in your feed reader, and check there occasionally for updates.