9 December 2009 24 Comments

Greetings and Welcome

Greetings and welcome to my blog.  People often say to me “Where in the world is Elyse Luray today?”  I have been blessed with a job that takes me all over the country and to so many small towns in America.  The best part of all, is meeting the people and learning their passions for American History.  Please feel free to ask questions, give comments, advice, research tips or just share in your experiences as I travel and search for more great objects!

24 Responses to “Greetings and Welcome”

  1. Mike C. 9 December 2009 at 6:33 PM #

    Hi Elyse! Congrats on the new site and good luck with the upcoming season of History Detectives.

  2. Robert 11 December 2009 at 6:49 AM #

    Very nice looking site Elyse! I seem to see more about you on Facebook than Twitter. I think I prefer Twitter more. Either way, it’s nice to hear about your life and what’s going on behind the scenes as you start making eps for the new season.

  3. Mark-Anthony 11 December 2009 at 12:10 PM #

    Outstanding Elyse, the hardest working person in History Keep delving into the past and feeding your fans curiousity

  4. Jennifer Kraft 11 December 2009 at 12:18 PM #

    Elyse - your new site is as fabulous as you are!!! Keep entertaining and educated all of us! Let’s get together soon with the gang. xo

  5. Tracy Greenberg 11 December 2009 at 2:45 PM #

    I am soooo proud of you!

  6. david read 23 January 2010 at 12:51 PM #

    if my history teacher looked as fine as you I would have a phd in history now. Southern women are the best! Love the show. Keep on detecting. Dave

  7. David 21 March 2010 at 11:54 AM #

    thanks for the entertaining show history detectives, it’s a blast to watch and you always learn something keep up the great work

  8. Richard 27 March 2010 at 3:55 PM #

    you are the most beautiful woman in the world

  9. Sterling 3 April 2010 at 9:31 PM #

    Just caught the show with the Hindenburg artifact. I am impressed at the detective-work. As a pilot, and a son of a pilot who started flying shortly after the Hindenburg crash, the object in this specific episode was of particular interest to me. The process by which you examined it was fascinating, educational and entertaining at the same time.

  10. Len 5 April 2010 at 8:19 PM #

    Your my favorite History Detective! Looking foward to seeing the new season.

  11. Al Luray 27 April 2010 at 11:13 PM #

    E, Love your new website. First class! Naturally, you never told me about the update, but parents are usually the last to know. Keep it up, Love, Dad

  12. Thomas Leifheit 2 May 2010 at 8:03 PM #

    hello Elyse, my name is Thomas Leifheit. I’m an IT technician in Arizona. I’ve seen all your shows and my dream is to meet you. Your fan Thomas Leifheit.

  13. Brian Coy 21 June 2010 at 8:44 PM #

    Just caught the episode about the Space boots by Westinghouse. Great work. I love watching you work. You are the best.

  14. Thomas Leifheit 24 July 2010 at 5:27 AM #
  15. anthony wenzell 26 July 2010 at 2:06 AM #

    You are a beautiful woman.

  16. NotBruce 27 July 2010 at 10:02 PM #

    Great show, great cast. And your pictures/latest photos make for one heck of a slide show. Best wishes to you and yours.

    P.S. Your dad’s right.
    P.S.S. Tom Leifheit is not right.

  17. Ron 18 August 2010 at 1:39 PM #


    Don’t listen to Thomas.


    You’re an ass. And, you can’t spell. Not to mention your grammar, and punctuation, show everything we need to know about you.

  18. justsome dude 6 September 2010 at 11:10 PM #

    What a bone-headed comment from Thomas above. I think Elyse is hot, I came here to see if she had any pictures!

  19. Robert Melvin 9 October 2010 at 9:49 AM #

    You are incredibly beautiful! I also enjo History Detectives.

  20. Brent 12 October 2010 at 8:50 PM #

    Elyse, I just wanted to write, to say how much I really enjoy watching History Detectives, and always learn so much from the episodes. And also Elyse, and I hope You don’t mind too much me saying this, but You are, TRULY, one the most beautiful Women in the entire world, and that I have ever seen before in my entire life. So please, keep up those great segments that you always do. I really do learn so much from them. And I Thank You so very much for it. I believe, that our Country’s History, and it’s artifacts, are so extremely important to each and every one of us, living here in The Greatest Country on Earth. Thanks again, Elyse, for my “continued education” in History.

    Your Fan,


  21. Doug 7 November 2010 at 10:38 PM #

    I accidently discovered History Detectives one Saturday while eating breakfast prior to starting work. I want to complain that the show is too addicting. I find it very difficult to turn it off, especially when PBS is running back to back episodes. Your show is going to be the cause of me getting in trouble at work… I’ve always been a history buff, particularly interested in the Civil War ever since I was in grade school. I now live in Northern Va. and work in DC, a very history rich area, and bountiful resources all around me. The thing about the HD show, is how it grabs my interest even on topics I normally wouldn’t research or read about on my own, and then following the host as they solve the riddles of the various objects. It’s like a good book you can’t seem to put down wanting to see what happens next. I also have to admit I always am anxious for the spots that include you as the researcher. You do a great job and the fact that you’re hotter than a pepper sprout doesn’t hurt any either. I’ll keep my eye out, maybe I’ll catch sight of you entering the Archives Building in DC someday… Continued good luck and I look forward to the new season..

  22. product marketing 15 December 2010 at 11:45 PM #

    Nice color choice on the blog. It is really easy on my eyes and I have bad eyes too so that’s a really big compliment lol

  23. Hyacinthe Kuller (Baron) 22 February 2011 at 4:35 PM #

    Elyse: I want to thank you for the wonderful display of my painting “Girl With Flower” on the Nate Berkus Show on NBC on Wednesday, February 16, 2011. $17,000.00 is the Appraisal of the 9×12″ painting that you selected. The shock to the audience was so much fun and the way you presented the story was so expertly done. My artworks have been crawling out of the woodwork and the phone hasn’t stopped ringing since its appearance.
    You are amazing and so good at what you do. Keep up the good work and hope we get to meet if you ever get to San Diego!

  24. Susan Zabatta 3 May 2011 at 6:07 AM #

    Hi Elyse - I too found out from Hyacinthe that I own a Lithograph with an $18,000 retail value. It is on Baron Gallery’s web site and I am hoping to sell it as well. The lithograph is called “The Gift of Love” as part of her Icon Series.
    She is an amazing talent - so happy you featured a truly gifted woman.

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