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Warm Fingers


In colonial times, gloves (and mittens and other hand coverings) were not just to keep your hands warm. They communicated your status and upbringing. Properly dressing for the period means picking the right gloves to wear for each occasion. In our August 2018 issue, experts Jeffery Hopper tells how to complete a period costume with the correct gloves.

Test Yourself on the Declaration of Independence

Do you think you know American history? This July 4th, try testing yourself on the history of our Declaration of Independence by clicking here and taking our quick quiz. You may be surprised at the answers.

The Ring of Coincidence

In our August issue in the story about Gill and Patty Sanchez and their home in Pennsylvania, we mentioned the surprising coincidence of the ring. Gill gave Patty a ring that, quite some time later, one of their children identified as being identical to one in an 18th Century painting. We promised we would show you the ring and the painting, and once you read our whole story, you'll see them.  [MORE]

Honor the Flag

Flag Day reminds us how often we forget to honor our flag—last Memorial Day we attended a service honoring our troops. When the honor guard raised the flag, no one in attendance, military or civilian, showed proper flag ettiquite. It was a poor way to honor our troops and our nation.

In our June 2015 issue we outlined the basics of flag ettiquite. As a courtesy to our flag and nation, we reprise them here.  [MORE]

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Jamestown and Yorktown Showcase 2018 Directory: The 2018 Directory of Trad
A Brownsburg Cabin Christmas: Now available, our new holiday book A Brownsburg Cab
Prario House Details: In our December 2017 issue, we promised more details about Rich Prar
Armatures Still Available: The wrought iron armatures for building your own hangings an
Scrap Paper Santa Face: In our Christmas issue, we promised historic printed Santa faces
Missing Pattern Pieces: In our Christmas 2017 issue, we promised two pattern pieces for
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