Winnie Davis: Reluctant Figurehead for Confederacy

Jefferson David was the president of the Confederate States of America, a West Point graduate and a man many people

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From ‘Happily Ever After’ Exhibit: an 1858 Wedding Dress

It’s not often a small institution such as the History Museum has textiles from before the Civil War because the clothes were worn often (even wedding dresses were kept as part of a regular wardrobe) and the washings they got were harsh. If an outfit did survive its owner, it sat in an attic or basement, quickly deteriorating from exposure to light, temperature, humidity and insects. Sometimes, the period clothing was lost in a move or just forgotten.

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Window to the Rails: Photos

The Link Museum wants to give a huge “Thank You” to everyone who attended the “Window to the Rails” event

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Suffolk Punch draft horses

With Jason Rutledge coming to speak about restorative forestry and his use of the Suffolk Punch draft horse, I decided

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St. Patrick, debunked

  A holiday that has become highly popular and secularized is St. Patrick’s Day.  There are often parades, green, shamrocks,

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Great Love Stories of History…

A day late and a dollar short!  This post was intended to be published before Valentine’s Day, but clearly, that

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A Brief History of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, even before being acknowledged as an official holiday, has been around for centuries.  Most people recognize the Mayflower pilgrims

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