The Tragedy of Elizabeth Franklin 😢 Benjamin Franklin’s Daughter-in-Law One of the things we don’t learn much about in school is the way families were divided during the American Revolution. We’re taught an image of the “good guys” as patriots and the “bad guys” as loyalists. But what about brothers or fathers and sons who fought.. read more →

New York: The Scoff and Wonder of America!  😳 Or, everyone hates New York. The love/hate relationship between New York and the rest of America is nothing new. By the time of the American Revolution it was in full swing, with the city frequently taking actions that outraged our upstate and colonial neighbors. Here are.. read more →

The End of the World As We Know It! 💣 April 23, 1775 – New York City Wall Street, 1774 click image to enlarge Sunday, August 23, 1775, started out as any other Sunday in New York. The residents of the island were up early and off to their respective houses of worship for services. Families.. read more →

Stories I Don’t Tell!  The Indecent Side of Revolutionary Era New York City There are lots of stories I DON’T tell on the Revolutionary Era Tour! All of the tours are designed to be family friendly, so I stay away from things that aren’t suitable for children. But looking honestly at the time period, there’s.. read more →

The First Shot Will be Mortal 💣 Lexington and Concord The Shot Heard ‘Round The World April 19, 1775 Was there a way to avoid that fateful shot on Lexington Green? Is it possible that cooler heads might have prevailed? Let’s take a look at the debate going on in the British Parliament in early.. read more →