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"History Nerd" shirt with Ben Franklin - Antique cherry red

Regular price $ 23.95 USD
Regular price $ 25.95 USD Sale price $ 23.95 USD
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Updated February 27: Only one left in size Small.

Our exclusive History Nerd design with Ben Franklin on a 90% cotton / 10% polyester shirt that has been pre-washed to reduce shrinkage.

Also available in a super soft crewneck t-shirt in light blue heather, light red heather, charcoal grey, women's cut v-neck shirtred pullover sweatshirtcharcoal grey pullover sweatshirt as well as caps.

This same History Nerd design with Ben Franklin is available in our collection of stickers, magnets, and patches.


Announcement: Pausing shipping for Independence Day week

We are pausing shipping for the week of Independence Day. Place orders by July 1 at noon Eastern an in-stock items that don't require personalization will ship July 1 or July 2. We will resume shipping July 11.


We try to ship orders within three business days of receiving them. This applies to in-stock items. Framed items or items requiring personalization may take up to two weeks longer.

We close for a week over Independence Day and Christmas. A notice will appear at the top of every page of the site in advance of this closure.

We ship most orders via USPS, so if the post office is closed, we won't be shipping orders that day.

If you need to receive your order by a certain date, such as to give as a gift or have for a trip, we recommend ordering at least two weeks in advance, especially if you are use USPS shipping. 

If you're looking for reliable, on-time deliveries, we strongly suggest upgrading to "UPS 3 Business Day Select Shipping."

Additional notes:

  • When fulfillment takes longer, such as around the Christmas holidays, we'll put up an announcement in the site and will list recommended shipping deadlines below.
  • If an item is out of stock, we will contact you.
  • If one of your items is an advance order, that will be noted on the product page along with an estimate of when it will ship. If that estimated date changes, the product page will be updated.

    Charges for shipping to destinations in the United States and to APO, DPO, and FPO addresses

    • Free shipping
      • On stickers, magnets, decals, patches, static clings, and individual button pins.

    • US Postal Service shipping - The least expensive, though also less reliable than UPS. We strong recommend selecting UPS (details below), especially during November and December.

      • $4.95 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.

        Regardless of the number of items you order, the shipping price is still fixed at $4.95. Our flat rate shipping means you can add another t-shirt, cap, or book for no additional shipping charge.

      • $7.95 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

    We strongly recommend using UPS, especially in November and December.
      • UPS 3 Business Day Select
      Cut off time: Order must be received by 3 pm Eastern and it will ship the next business day.
        UPS's normal (non-holiday) delivery guarantee is by the end of the third business day.  See the UPS site for details.
          • $12.95 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.

          • $15.95 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

          • If the actual shipping cost is much, much higher than what we’re charging, we reserve the right to contact customers to discuss options.

        • UPS Overnight (Next Business Day Delivery)
        Before placing your order, call 469-233-7712.

        Charges for shipping to destinations outside the United States

        Limited to US Postal Service International Service only.

        • Canada and Mexico

          • $18.00 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.
          • $24.00 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

        • Rest of the World

          • Rates starts at $65.00.

        Additional charges for all destinations

        Some large, heavy items may have an additional shipping charge.  If that's the case, it will be noted on the product page.

          All designs are copyrighted by The History List

          All designs are copyrighted by The History List and the History Nerd text and design on t-shirts is a registered trademark. If you see a knock off, please let me know.


          Your purchases support our mission to engage people with local history and to support historic sites and history organizations across the country.

          Customer Reviews

          Based on 128 reviews
          Eron F.

          I love these shirts, they are super soft and comfortable. I am 6’3 / 178 and wear an xl which is perfect for me.

          Holly D.
          Awesome shirt

          I was so excited to stumble across the history list! I love everything about this company. I ordered the “History Nerd” tshirt and couldn’t of been more pleased with my purchase. Not only was the quality of the shirt pretty great, the shipping was amazing too!!
          I look forward to ordering more merchandise in the future.

          Ivy W.
          Very cute shirt!

          This shirt was perfect to give to a fellow history teacher I know as a gift! I got it in a large and it was a perfect fit for him. Wonderful soft quality as well!

          Jessica H.
          Love this shirt!

          I’m an elementary school history teacher who teaches about the American Revolution & the origin of our awesome country, so I knew I had to have this shirt the second I saw it! It’s super soft & well made…one of my new favorites for sure! My students think it’s awesome, and they want me to order more shirts haha!

          Stephanie P.
          Love bein a nerd

          Shirt came in quikier than I expected.. It is very soft and just what I wanted.. Next up the Abe Lincoln Gettysburg address shirt..

          Arthur V.

          "History Teacher" T-Shirt with Ben Franklin - Light blue heather

          G H.
          Love the shirts !!!

          The shirt themes are great and the product is just as good. The exchange procedure was one of the easiest I have ever used. Keep up the good work.

          Catherine M.
          Nice Quality

          I bought a “History Nerd” shirt after receiving a different shirt as a gift. They are both very nice quality and I would definitely recommend products from The History List.

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