Category Archives: Social History

Finding Your Patriot

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes back guest historian Kate Bitely Part 1 How much do you know about your great-great-great-great-great grandparents? Did your family pass on detailed stories of their past? Perhaps you took a DNA test like ‘23andMe,’ or maybe … Continue reading

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Benjamin Henry Latrobe: Architect of the Republic

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes guest historian Darien Ashley. A short bio follows this post. The best architecture is that which reflects clearly the ideals and activities of the people which inhabit it. This is true for both private dwellings and … Continue reading

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Gaming Away Social Distancing. Deal or Duel: An Alexander Hamilton Card Game

Among his many aphorisms, Ben Franklin reportedly said “games lubricate the body and the mind.”  Given the large number of quotes attributed to the sage, it is suspect.  But, his generation certainly understood games, both as a way of sharpening … Continue reading

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Beer Drinking in the 18th Century

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes back guest historian Vanessa Smiley “Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” – Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack During the 18th century, Colonial society held three common beliefs about … Continue reading

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