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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 […]

Edwina Sandys Returns to Churchill Museum to Honor Fall of Berlin Wall

Edwina Sandys Returns to Churchill Museum to Honor Fall of Berlin Wall

Edwina Sandys, an artist, sculptor, and granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill, returns to the National Churchill Museum and Westminster College in Fulton, MO, Sunday, Nov. 9, to honor the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. She will be speaking at the Coulter Science Center Lecture Hall on the college campus. The event […]

Dracula’s Castle History and Legends

Dracula’s Castle History and Legends

Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, Dracula, takes place in Transylvania in a castle high in the Carpathian Mountains. The villagers are set in their superstitions; even the horses run faster as night falls. Jonathan Harker, the young lawyer, does not know what awaits him but makes a mental note to ask his host, Count Dracula, about […]

5 Myths About Halloween and Their Facts

5 Myths About Halloween and Their Facts

There are many myths about Halloween, but it is time to put the five main ones to rest with their facts. The day commonly linked to the supernatural is tomorrow, and a day that many children will get dressed up for trick-or-treating. One of the biggest misconceptions is how it was a pagan festival. November […]

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