Of Caps & Camels

Father’s Day this weekend. We should probably say something about that. Hmm. Something… sigh. No. How about something else then? Maybe… Men! Do you normally wear a hat out of the house? If you answered “no,” you can thank John F Kennedy. In the America of the...

Just Walk

Today is the 4th of June. We are sure you are all pleased we could help you out with that, but you probably would have figured it out on your own. What is special about June 4th? Well, it is two days before June 6th. Clearly. 76 years ago this Saturday, our allied...

All at No Extra Charge

According to the calendar, another June is looming. But it doesn’t seem much like June, nor are we preparing for our typical June activities. We are disappointed to say that we are unsure if or when our museums will open this year. But never fear, our planned exhibits...

Constitutional Convention

The USS Constitution, “Old Ironsides,” was one of six original frigates built by the US Navy. The wooden-hulled, three-masted frigate was built of live oak and red cedar. The best white oak and pitch pine was used and the materials were provided from Georgia,...

Good Buy Charlie

Though it seems endlessly familiar, the face of main street has continuously changed over the decades. Well-loved businesses have come and have gone, often lost to time. One such business was a store owned by Charlie Frank, which sold dry goods, corsets and clothing,...

A Storehouse of Knowledge

“National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities.” So says the American Library Association. Happy Library Week! Unfortunately, we...