Behind the HiSTORY with Karen Q
The 1st Submarine – The Bushnell Turtle A Cruel Yankee Trick When I talk about the battle of New York on the Revolutionary War Tour I try to find some stories to lighten up the narrative. Here’s one I don’t have time to include on the tour but is one of my favorites. It’s the.. read more →
The American Revolution is filled with events that were completely unexpected, even shocking, but predictable when we take a closer look at what was happening in England and America. They were the kind of events that no one foresaw, but that changed the course of events to come. They often left one side or the.. read more →
Inside St. Paul’s Chapel – the historic interior The chapel was built in 1766 as the country church for Trinity Church, located about a half a mile south on Broadway at Wall Street. Both churches were used by many of the same people and today we can walk the distance in about four minutes. So.. read more →
May 27, 1776 NYC – It will be ninety years before the first Memorial Day (Decoration Day as it was called) is celebrated. Our first army is gathering on Manhattan Island for the Battle of New York. No one in the world was prepared for what the British Empire would unleash that Summer of 1776… read more →
Yankee Doodle Went to Town Riding on a Pony Stuck a Feather in His Hat And Called it Macaroni! What the heck does that mean, anyway? It was originally sung by the British during the French and Indian War (the 1750s) as an insult to backward Americans. “Yankee Doodle” was a colonial simpleton. When he.. read more →
Karen Q is a regular contributor to Mysteries at the Museum on The Travel Channel.
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