Ely Parker Civil War history mug, and a Native American in the Union Army.

What are History Mugs?

History Mugs are biographical mugs.  Each mug focuses on an individual who played a significant role in history.

We currently focus on American History. Our largest collections include all of the US Presidents and the many people who were active participants in the story of the US Civil War.

History Mugs are the perfect gift for those who love learning about our country’s rich and storied past.

Civil War Mugs

Our relatives fought in many of the well-known Civil War battles over their four years as soldiers. It was their participation which stimulated our interest in studying the Civil War.

The Civil War Series covers all aspects of the conflict, from Abolitionists to Union and Confederate soldiers and Union and Confederate politicians and civilians.

If you look at history books on the Civil War, it is hard not to notice that photography played a major role in the coverage of the Civil War.

While the photographs taken in the 1860s were black & white or sepia tone, we have turned them into color pictures.

We feel coloring the photos brings these interesting individuals back to life.

Ericsson Civil War history mug.
Celebrate your family with a custom Family History Mug

Family History Mugs

Researching family genealogy is a fascinating and entertaining activity. Many people store their collected family stories in books or online in digital format, we encourage you to celebrate the unique members of your family and put their stories on our history mugs.

Give us a photo, a brief biography, and list the descendants in a separate panel or lineage panel, to show how they are related to you, your parents and siblings.

To see samples go to our Custom section under Genealogy, we have many different styles of mugs you can look through to see the varied approach of our clients.

We are happy to work with you to produce the best possible result.

We have created numerous family history mugs and have a wealth of experience to draw from in helping you create the perfect mug.

Contact us to discuss how we can help you.

Customized Mugs

You can work with us to design a Commemorative history mug, a Special Event mug, or showcase your Business.

Our Custom History Mugs enable you to celebrate your family history by using a favorite photo, story, historical fact or other information.

Custom Mugs can be designed for a special event.
Family History Mug

Our mugs are available at the following locations.

Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, PA.

The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC.

The Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington, VT.

The President Calvin Coolidge Museum, Plymouth, VT.

The Fairbanks House Museum, Dedham, MA.

The Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, Kinderhook, NY.

The Sullivan Museum & History Center, Norwich University, Northfield, VT.

Historical Topics

We continue to add new topics and seek out images and stories of noteworthy historical figures.

Each of these individuals led amazing lives and made major contributions to the United States.

With such interesting people it was difficult to limit their lives to the small panel on these mugs. Please take an opportunity to read more about them in other sources.

We would love to hear from other history buffs about individuals they would like to see added to this collection.

Sip a bit of history with your morning coffee.
Robert, Christine & Nuka

History Mugs

Robert is the creator of History Mugs. He lives in rural Vermont with his wife, Christine, and their Golden Retriever, “Nuka.”

To see his handmade work & Christine’s weaving visit their Robert Compton Pottery website.