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Tending Your Herb Garden in Colonial America

Spring is right around the corner! We’ve all been impatiently waiting to spend more time outdoors after a very long winter. From the heavy snowfalls to cancelled holiday gatherings, to of course taking the most safety precautions any of us have in recent memory, winter (let alone the entire year of 2020) is just about behind us. […]

Keeping Warm in Colonial America

With less than two months to go until the official start of spring, the chilly, brisk air of winter is keeping us inside, warmed by our furnace or heating system, and out of the cold. But our colonial ancestors weren’t so lucky, solely relying on their fireplace for heat. The Franklin stove was invented in […]

Cooking and Dining in 18th Century America

If you’re anything like some of our board members and volunteers, then you have probably been testing out some new, fun recipes during this pandemic! Sure, homemade pizza or Asian potstickers may be delicious, but what about some good, old-fashioned recipes from 18th century America? Yes, much of early colonial cooking revolved around stew — […]

Popular Pastimes in 18th Century America

It’s almost summer! Usually, that means fun-filled, family vacations to the beach or abroad, but due to COVID-19, our plans to venture out have been significantly impacted. Fortunately, if you take a trip back in time to 18th century America, you don’t have to leave your home to have some good, old-fashioned colonial fun! Imagine […]

Gardening in Colonial America

Spring is in the air, and summer is just around the corner, which has us thinking about warm weather, plenty of sunshine, and the smell of fresh flowers (unless, of course, you suffer from seasonal allergies!). When you picture a garden, you might see a backyard oasis full of blooming bushes and flowering vines draped […]

Education in 18th Century America

The global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has forced thousands of schools to close, meaning children across America are continuing their education from the comfort of their own home. It’s an experience that we all are trying to work through — cabin fever is no fun for anyone! It’s hard transitioning from […]

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