Look into historical exhibits about other cultures and traditions, as well as your own country’s time periods. Research the topic of the exhibit beforehand so the museum display feels more alive.
Historical Towns and Landmarks
Check out nearby ghost towns and historical landmarks. Look up gold rush towns, castles, or even homes of famous people throughout history. Some cities even have guided tours you can participate in.
The town you live in probably has more history then you realize. Visit your city’s Chamber of Commerce or Visitor’s Center and collect information on local historical highlights. Create your own itinerary for a historical tour of the city, exploring venues and sights that were around when the city was first founded.
Each holiday has a history behind it. Celebrate the holidays of your own country and even other countries, learning how the holiday came about. Print out a world map and try to celebrate a holiday of each country every year, incorporating in how that country celebrates their holidays.
Book Club for Two
Once a month, pick out a historically-based book. It can be a memoir, a biography, or even historical fiction. Decide together on which book you’d both like to read, then create questions you’d like to ask each other based on the book, such as “What would you have done if…” and “Do you think [that person's] decision was moral?” Schedule how many chapters you will both read a week and stick to it.
Era Couples Party
Pick an era in history, such as Victorian, Renaissance, Ancient Rome, or even the Romantic Era. Find out proper dress of the time, games people played, and foods they might have eaten, then incorporate that into the party. Invite other couples or turn it into a kind of prom.
Some festivals are dedicated to historical events, time periods, or important people in history; while others are dedicated to celebrating different country’s dances, foods, fables, and entertainment. Don’t be afraid to dress up for the time period or culture that the festival is celebrating.
Read About Romantic Couples From History
There are many fascinating couples in history, such as Antony and Cleopatra, Napoleon and Josephine, or even Bonnie and Clyde. Look up different couples from history. Maybe even write love letters to one another as that couple would do.
Do Things the Old Fashioned Way
Try churning your own butter, making bread from scratch, or making your own ice cream. Try going without electronics or electricity. Work as a team to create something, avoiding modern conveniences.
Work together in finding out about each others family history. Talk to different family members, look online, or look through the library. Or if you want, create a fake family tree for each other. Make your date’s history ridiculous and obscure like making one of his ancestors George Washington’s dentist or her great-great-grandmother a wicked forest fairy.
Celebrate the history of motion pictures by picking up old black and white movies, silent films, or movies that made history. Celebrate the history of video games by playing old Atari or Nintendo games.
Your Relationship History
Celebrate the history of your relationship. Make a timeline of your lives, including before and after you got together. Find pictures of your dates, anniversaries, and special occasions and put them all in a photo album. Talk about how much you’ve changed since you first met. Reminisce about how you felt each other when you first met, while you were dating, and how you feel about them now.