George Washington’s Replica Tent at New-York Historical Society

Those who know me know that I am mad for a bit of Revolutionary War history. It is something I've blogged about before, a lot. So when New-York Historical Society (one of my favorite museums) announced their 'Revolutionary Summer' programming, lord, did I know where I had to be. Even better was that they had … Continue reading George Washington’s Replica Tent at New-York Historical Society

Margaret Corbin (aka Captain Molly) – Tales from Wo-Fan’s Land

Growing up, I was very interested in the American Revolution and the fight for independence. I was obsessed with the musical 1776, and even had a copy of the Declaration of Independence hanging up on my bedroom door. But on the surface, this is a history full of important men doing important things. I would … Continue reading Margaret Corbin (aka Captain Molly) – Tales from Wo-Fan’s Land

Phyllis Wheatley (1753-1784) – Tales from Wo-Fan’s Land

Faced with adversity beyond what many of us could even imagine, Phyllis Wheatley showed the triumph of the human spirit, the desire to find goodness and hope in all circumstances. For this reason, I find her story inspiring and well worth writing about (though I cannot pretend to do justice to her account). Phyllis Wheatley … Continue reading Phyllis Wheatley (1753-1784) – Tales from Wo-Fan’s Land

240th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn at Green-Wood Cemetery

In late August 2016, Green-Wood Cemetery commemorated the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn, fought in 1776 on the grounds. The all-day event was an exciting and informative time thanks to living history demonstrations. The event culminated in a parade along the route to Battle Hill, where the memorials are for the Revolutionary War … Continue reading 240th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn at Green-Wood Cemetery

Spending the day with Ben Franklin, Philadelphia vlog

Before leaving Philadelphia in June 2016, I made sure to stop by Franklin Court, a site maintained by the National Park Service. I went to the Ben Franklin Museum, Franklin Court Printing Offices, and the Ghost Houses at Market Street. I also swung by the Franklin Fountain near by for some delicious ice cream. It … Continue reading Spending the day with Ben Franklin, Philadelphia vlog