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Family Gathering ‘Home to Thanksgiving’

Family Gathering ‘Home to Thanksgiving’

The Currier and Ives print, Home to Thanksgiving, is a 19th-century scene set in rural New England. Snow rests on the ground and rooftops, as the family stands on the porch while greeting their guests. The dog in the yard is curious about the newcomers and the young lad driving a team of oxen stops […]

Jamestown Settlement Prepares Colonial Thanksgiving Feast

Jamestown Settlement Prepares Colonial Thanksgiving Feast

Beginning on Thanksgiving Day, the Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center in Virginia will demonstrate food preparation in colonial times, from everyday fare to a Thanksgiving feast. Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia is a three-day museum program, Nov. 27-29, 2014, designed to show what the early colonists had to do to get a meal […]

Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Missouri Home of Rocky Ridge Farm

Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Missouri Home of Rocky Ridge Farm

The American author, Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957), introduced readers to 19th-century pioneer life through a child’s point of view in her Little House books. This popular series of eight books was written at her home in Mansfield, MO, after her autobiography, Pioneer Girl, was rejected by publishers. Her life story was finally published by the […]

Christie’s Record-Breaking Art Auction in New York

Christie’s Record-Breaking Art Auction in New York

Christie’s, the internationally known auction house, had a record-breaking art auction in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. By the end of the evening, the total amount was $852.9 million which included were two portraits by Andy Warhol (1928-1987) of Elvis Presley and Marlon Brando. Both of these works are considered very rare and were […]

Veterans Day Ceremony at Arlington Honors Women in Military Service

Veterans Day Ceremony at Arlington Honors Women in Military Service

The Women in Military Service for America Memorial is the site for a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery honoring the contributions of women in the military. The ceremony begins at 3:00 p.m. EST at the Gateway to Arlington and includes formal military honors, speakers, and wreath-laying. The event is free and open to […]

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