Rag Linen’s Twitter Top 50 on History

Posted by on Jul 28, 2010 in All Posts | 12 Comments

Highlighting the best of the best history Twitter feeds, below are Rag Linen’s Twitter Top 50 on History (in no particular order), representing our favorite history-related microbloggers.  The list includes educators, historians, authors, enthusiasts, institutions, reenactors, students, genealogists, tour guides and more.  Given the content of raglinen.com, there is a clear slant toward 18th century American history, so feel free to recommend your favorite history-related Twitter accounts in the comments to help provide balance.

@SecondVirginia @amhistorymuseum @EJBrand @historyadv @RevolutionaryPA @MOPrinting @BibliOdyssey @LooknBackward @HistoryLais @mercpol @GentlemanAdmn @BirkbeckEMS @ThomasJefferson @kenhalla @rarenewspapers @bostonhistory @GeoWashington @TheHistoryWoman @EMhistblog @Historianizer @PaulRevereHouse @lucyinglis @bencarp @Boy_Monday @Boston1775 @history_geek @DaintyBallerina @OspreyRich @Medievalists @EarlyAmerica @RagLinen @historytweeter @PocketHistory @HistoryChannel @EMhistblog @AFHistorian @maineroots @jmadelman @HouseHistorian @katrinagulliver @LincolnBuff2 @dancohen @jmcclurken @warof1812 @HistoricNE @ushistorysite @russeltarr @colonialwmsburg @samuelpepys @bschulte


  1. Three Pipe Blog
    July 29, 2010

    Thanks for the great list!

    I do Art+History – my Historical tweets generally focus on Antiquity and The Renaissance. If you would like to follow or simply peruse: add @threepipeblog or go to


    Kind Regards
    H Niyazi

  2. Sophia
    July 29, 2010

    @Exploring20CLdn is great. Gems from 20 of London’s museums on the Exploring 20th Century London website tweeted daily.

  3. Peter Ginna
    July 29, 2010

    Thanks for this excellent list. Some others who regularly or often tweet about history are @culturalhistory @HistoryDay @history_geek @CliftonWiens @historytweeter @Britannica @ageofdiscovery.

    Good links to History News Network articles at @MyHNN.

    And if I may say so, we often comment on or post history items at @BloomsburyPress.

  4. Linda
    August 2, 2010

    I tweet historical markers (and run an extensive site about the same–see list), and there are a bunch of museums & historical tweeters in my followers’ list. Thanks for this list: I suspect my following-list is about to expand…

  5. Neil Schlager
    August 2, 2010

    This is a terrific, wide-ranging list. Thanks for pulling it together!

    Some other great history educators to follow include @Ellsbeth @Ron_Peck @glennw98 @aaron_eyler @jsmummert @daylynn

    And as with Peter and Bloomsbury, we have our own active Twitter stream at @MilestoneDocs.

  6. Bryan
    August 4, 2010

    Great list. Loads of new follows for us. We invite followers interested in the literary and cultural history of NYC @pwhny

  7. Sean Fagin
    August 4, 2010

    We also Tweet about historical markers and historic places, including tidbits involving history in the news at: @historianizer

  8. James Taylor
    August 5, 2010

    It’s great seeing Twitter used as an educational tool! Let’s keep this up! I have a “This Day in History”-type account — @WorldHistory101 — and I also recommend a very interesting naval history account by retired Rear Admiral @JayDeLoach , whose bio can be found at http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/director-bio.htm

  9. Katrina Gulliver
    August 8, 2010

    Thanks for including me!!

  10. darin
    August 10, 2010

    There are a number of history of science feeds:

    And see the longer list in this post (here’s the full URL: )

  11. M
    August 13, 2010

    What a great resource! Like H Niyazi from Three Pipe Blog, I am also an art historian. My interests are largely in 17th and 18th century European/Brazilian art, but I blog and tweet about all types of art:


  12. Martin Van Buren
    August 13, 2011

    I also run a history feed on Twitter, focusing specifically on the American Revolution, Founding Fathers, quotes, Federalist Papers, important dates, etc.


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