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Monticello Evening Tours Combine History and Christmas Holiday Traditions

Monticello Evening Tours Combine History and Christmas Holiday Traditions

Monticello, the Charlottesville, VA, home of Thomas Jefferson, is hosting evening tours beginning Dec. 12 and throughout the month that combine history and Christmas holiday traditions of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The first tour starts after dark at 5:30, followed by additional tours spaced 15 minutes apart at 5:45 and 6 p.m. […]

Ferguson and the Complex History of Racial Tension in St. Louis

Ferguson and the Complex History of Racial Tension in St. Louis

The protests over the grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer for the fatal shooting of an African-American teenager in Ferguson also spoke volumes about the ongoing and complex history of racial tension in the St. Louis area. The issues change depending on which side the point of view rests. This article […]

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 […]

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