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Home, thanks to a predicted blizzard that wasn’t, my wife, son, and I enjoyed several episodes of a History Channel’s documentary focusing on America’s birth, and all the birth pangs (blood and war) that accompanied America’s delivery.

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Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies

 Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies.  Written by: Cokie Roberts.  Reviewed by Cheryl Coffin.   This is a  well-written and illustrated picture book that will make a nice addition to any library.  129 more words

Grade 4-6

Coming in March: The Battle of Ridgefield II

This time, it won’t be a contest of arms, but of wits. On March 27, 2015, teams of eight will gather in the Garden House to test their knowledge of the history that surrounds them, from the momentous to the trivial. 116 more words


Arnold, Benedict

Was Benedict Arnold’s treason during the American Revolutionary War predictable?

When in February 1777 Congress created five new major generalships, Arnold was passed over in favor of his juniors.  258 more words

Making Reenacting Easier

Reenacting with babies isn’t easy.

Well, of course its not. That’s why spectators look at us like we’re nuts. That’s why that whole “Is that a real baby?” question even exists. 709 more words

Rustic Mama

John, Paul, George, and Ben by Lane Smith

John, Paul, George, and Ben by Lane Smith is a delightfully rhyming biography of the founding fathers of America.  It’s short and to-the-point, making it a great choice for younger kids but the rhymes are hilarious and guarantee that it will be enjoyed by all. 111 more words

Historical Fiction

James Whitecotton, Kentucky Soldier

James Whitecotton was born March 14, 1750 in Stafford, Virginia to George Whitecotton and Mary Harris. James married Ruth Newton Hudspeth about 1771, there is some confusion about Ruth’s name, but it appears Newton was her maiden name and Hudspeth a married name. 625 more words