Do I Feel a Revival of the Virtual Office Hours Coming On?

Maybe it is time to revisit our old You Tube series the Virtual Office Hours.  After watching Seth Rudetsky’s deconstruction of “The Schuyler Sisters” I thought we might be able to revive this series to correspond with my “Age of Hamilton” class in the Fall.  (Of course our videos would be mostly historical rather than musical–I don’t have Rudetsky’s skill).

I should also add that my Pez dispenser collection has grown.

Here are our most watched episodes:

A Blast from the Past: The Virtual Office Hours (Blooper Edition)

It has been a few years since we did the weekly “Virtual Office” hours here at the blog.  You can watch them all here.

We still use some of them as supplementary material for my U.S. Survey to 1865 course and I know some of you have found them useful in your classes as well.

In 2014-2015, Megan Piette, the producer of the Office Hours, put together a little blooper clip:

And here is the 2013-2014 blooper reel:

The Founders Are No Longer Alone

pez-1Some of you know that one of the fixtures of our “Virtual Office Hours” is our collection of Founding Fathers Pez dispensers.  I am happy to report that Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe will no longer be alone in my office.

Christmas has been good to us this year. We landed three new “volumes” in the Pez Presidential Series. Volume II (1825-1845) includes John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Marin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, and John Tyler.  Volume III includes James K. Polk, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, and James Buchanan.  Volume IX includes George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. (No Trump).

Stay tuned.  Our Spring 2017 Virtual Office Hours are coming soon!