21 May 2019
May 21, 2019

James and Dolly Madison

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President James Madison and First Lady Dolly Madison Did you know that it was Aaron Burr who introduced them? Aaron was staying at a rooming house in Philadelphia while serving as a US Senator. Also living there was a young widow, Dolly Paine Todd. Burr thought she would be a good match for his former.. read more →

20 May 2019
May 20, 2019

Bowling Green Park

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Colonial Vandalism! Bowling Green Park, NYC. This fence surrounds the area where a magnificent statue of King George III stood. The statue depicted the King riding a horse and was gilded, or covered in gold. The fence was erected around the statue in 1771 and had crown finials (ornaments). After the Declaration of Independence was.. read more →

26 Mar 2019
March 26, 2019

Lexington & Concord T-25

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Countdown to Lexington & Concord March 25, 1775. 25 days to Lexington & Concord and things are heating up in New York. As tensions rise in Boston over the military occupation and port shutdown, NYC follows up Patrick Henry’s speech in Richmond with a petition from the colonial assembly to the king. It begins: “The.. read more →

24 Mar 2019
March 24, 2019

Sons of Liberty NY

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Sons of Liberty NY Founding Document! 1769 You never know what you’ll find looking through archives of old documents. Here’s the NY Sons of Liberty founding document that declares their reason for forming and their meeting rules. At a time of crisis, to preserve their rights and freedoms as Englishmen, with vigilance an unanimity, they.. read more →

23 Mar 2019
March 23, 2019

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death

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Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death – Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775 Countdown to Lexington & Concord Patrick Henry was elected to serve in the Second Virginia Convention which began its session March 20, 1775 in Richmond. Virginia had grown increasingly radical as a result of the Boston Port Act the year before and.. read more →