Was George Washington bulletproof?

George Washington is one of the seminal figures in US history. He saw the fledgling nation through the Revolutionary War, served as the first president under the current constitution, and had the wisdom to give up power so as to encourage a peaceful transition to the next leader. 652 more words

Jumonville Glen

Unless you’re very interested in early American history, Jumonville Glen is probably not a place you’re familiar with. Located in what is now Fayette County, Pennsylvania, the quiet shaded glen was the site of one of the most significant — and troubling — events in our nation’s past, for it was here that theĀ  1,455 more words


Impact of the French and Indian wars

By Jared Olar
Library assistant

Last week we reviewed what Illinois was like during the latter 1600s, when the French first encountered the Illiniwek Confederation and began to explore and settle the Illinois Country. 944 more words

Artillery Demonstration

Fort William Henry Museum, 48 Canada St. Lake George, New York 12845. (518) 668-5471.


VIVAT 2017

VIVAT is a local Austrian historical wargames show. I didn’t make it last year due to real life intervening, but I attended this year. Generally, I’m not too happy with the location, as I don’t own a car and it’s difficult to get there by public transport. 274 more words

Autumn over Rattlesnake Mountain

Mount Defiance, Lake Champlain, 102 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, New York 12883. 518-585-2821.