Megan Cooper

Megan Cooper

Megan Cooper is a content writer from Charlotte, North Carolina. She has a M.A.S. in Film and Media Studies from Arizona State University and a B.S. in Public History from Appalachian State University. Utilizing her historical training, she has contributed to several academic institutions and cultural publications including My Modern Met, Girl Museum Inc., the Walker Local and Family History Center, and the National Park Service.


As a trained historian, Megan has always had a passion for the material culture of the past and has cultivated a unique expertise in antiques, particularly those dating from the 20th century. She has a fondness for antiques and vintage items pertaining to the Cold War Era as well as those from film and music history. Pieces from her personal collection include early 20th century lithographs, antique Kodak and Polaroid cameras, and various mid-century household goods, advertisements, and prints.

Gender & Women’s History

Another of Megan’s passions lies in researching historic gender roles and how the people of the past used fashion and style to express their gender identities. She’s written for History Matters about Sean Connery’s portrayal of James Bond’s impact on British masculinity in the 1960s, and has also helped research sites of girlhood for Exploring American Girlhood through 50 Historic Treasures, which is currently available for purchase.


Fascinated by cocktail history and armed with the knowledge gained from her Barsmarts Spirits and Mixology Certification, Megan works towards demystifying mixology for the casual cocktail lover and amateur mixologist. She focuses on taking classic cocktails and making them accessible for anyone to be able to enjoy at home.

More About Megan Cooper

Visit the collaborative blog To Doing Things for more of Megan’s work.

Most Recent Contributions by Megan Cooper

21 Best Easter Movies to Watch for the Holiday

Just like with Christmas, many people stoke the flames of their holiday spirit by watching movies. Thankfully, many of the big-named holiday ... Read More

3 Sites to Play the Parcheesi Board Game Online for Free

If you love the classic board game Parcheesi but can't find any travel boards to take your game on the road with, you can now play it wherev ... Read More

Evel Knievel Memorabilia and Popular Collectibles 

Before extreme sports took the world by storm in the 1990s, there were the breathtaking stunts of the stars and striped leather-clad man, Ev ... Read More

NFL Football Memorabilia for True Fans

Whether you're a die-hard fan of a multi-titled team or continue to root for the underdog in your area, you've probably picked up a piece of ... Read More

Vintage Comic Book Values and Grading Tips

Vintage comic book values have waxed and waned with the ups and downs of the roller coaster that we call world economics as well as with pop ... Read More

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