Category Archives: General History

17 Must Read Historical Costuming Blogs

etienes chocolate girlFor many of us in the living history world, costume is what drew us there. Historical costuming gives us the ability to play dress-up in hand-made creations that let us recreate a much simpler time of life. I have many friends in the reenacting world that have more historical clothing than they do modern wear. Once upon a time, I was that person.

Historical costume blogging is still a relatively new niche. Since I stepped away from this website in 2010, several...

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The Statue of Liberty

"Statue of Liberty 7" by Elcobbola - Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Statue_of_Liberty_7.jpg#/media/File:Statue_of_Liberty_7.jpg

“Statue of Liberty 7” by Elcobbola – Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons –

The Statue of Liberty is one of the most familiar sights in the world. Today we celebrate the arrival of Lady Liberty at New York Harbor. Inspired by the Union victory of America’s War Between the States in 1865, anti-slave activist Edouard de Laboulaye proposed that a statue be built to commemorate the friendship between France and the United States. In 1871,...

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21 Best Patriotic Music CD’s

Best patriotic music for parades and backyard parties

The summer holidays are fast approaching and that means parades, picnics and family reunions. Music always sets the backdrop for any event, so if you need patriotic music for your local parade, fireworks display, city picnic or backyard barbecue, I have compiled the 21 BEST PATRIOTIC MUSIC CD’S available on Amazon.  These patriotic music selections artists include Lee Greenwood, the United States Air Force Band, Kate Smith, the Mormon Tabernacle choir, and...

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National History Day

I purposefully chose not to display any affiliate links in this post. I did not want to detract from the work of these students. PLEASE click through to see some wonderful examples of what these young people have produced. I was moved to tears more than once. And a simple Youtube search for “National History Day” will provide many hours of educational entertainment.

Did you know there is a National History Day? Neither did I. But I can’t say I’m surprised. It...

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