Happy 4th of July! To get things started, we thought it would be fun to provide you with some conversations starters, some stories of brave Revolutionary women, and some of our own content that we love. 

Whether you are gathering for family BBQs, enjoying a long solo weekend, or simply enjoying a few days off of work, we hope this resource list will add some fun to your holiday. Thank you for being loyal Recollections customers and readers! 

Our favorite Recollections blog posts about Revolutionary America

Betsy Ross

Vanessa Revolutionary Style Gown
Vanessa Revolutionary Style Gown

Fun Facts About Independence Day in the USA

Olga Leake: Historical Reenacting is Living Life in a Different Time Period

Lydia Darragh, a Revolutionary Patriot: The First American Female Spy

Our Favorite Revolutionary Dresses

Vanessa Revolutionary Style Gown

Laurel Revolutionary Style Gown

Betsy Ross Revolutionary Gown

Fun Facts about 4th of July Traditions

7 4th of July Traditions from Around the Nation

Food Timeline: Fourth of July Food History 

11 Traditional July 4th Foods and How They Started 

How Fireworks Became a 4th of July Tradition

July 4th Food History: Smithsonian Shares Secrets of Independence Day Favorites 


HerStory on the Rocks: Eliza and Leslie

Colored Patriots of the American Revolution 

The History Chicks: Abigail Adams

Revolt: Abigail Adams – Abolitionist, Feminist, Badass

The History Chicks: Phillis Wheatley 


What Role Did Women Play in the American Revolution? 

Women of the Revolutionary War: Camp Followers 

Molly Pitcher: Folk Hero of the Revolutionary War

Rockstars of the Revolution: Women Founders

Getting Dressed in the 18th Century


Time Magazine: Remembering the Ladies of the American Revolution

RevolutionaryWar.net: Revolutionary War Women 

Mount Vernon.org: 10 Facts About Martha Washington 

Journal of the American Revolution: 10 Amazing Women of the Revolutionary War

ThoughtCo: Founding Mothers: Women’s Role in American Independence