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A Monumental Discussion: Kelly Mezurek

Over the last few days, I have been perplexed by the number of people who have condemned Tina Fey’s “Sheetcake” skit (SNL Weekend Update Summer Edition… 836 more words


Diversity in the American Colonies

I’m writing in response to questions I’ve been getting personally from many of my students and as a response to several posts I have seen on various forums and websites, on different personas in American history. 576 more words

Milliner's Shop Redux: A big, visual project

When I first moved to Providence, I lived in Fox Point, a slightly fringy-dingy neighborhood of Portuguese and Cape Verdean immigrants and their descendants that was cheap enough for students (and even today remains imperfectly gentrified: Providence, I love you dearly). 343 more words

Living History

Introductions... and a bit of back story!

So here we are on the official Day 1 of CoBloWriMo and today’s prompt is Introduce Yourself. Well… I’m not sure I could fit that into a single post, after all, isn’t that the whole point of writing all month long? 746 more words


Style Council

One of the critiques leveled at historic house museums is that they’re often “frozen in time,” specifically a particular moment, rather than reflecting the changes that happened over time. 497 more words

Living History

Five Things Learned at a Civil War Reenactment

If you’ve ever attended a Civil War reenactment, you’ve probably seen the rifles, cannons, tents, and hoop skirts. It’s like stepping into another world of the past. 593 more words


From the Holler!: "I'M TECH DEPRIVED!!!"

Greetings! Unfortunately, my computer access is severely limited. My old computer is kaput. This is the primary reason for the lack of posts as of late. 212 more words

Civil War Memory