Revolutionary War Fashions

By | April 28th, 2021|Categories: 4th of July, Fashion, Revolutionary War era, Women's History|Tags: , , |

Revolutionary War fashion was a bit of an outlier when it comes to Western fashion trends. We see styles embraced during this time that are really only seen during the years shortly before the war. When the war ended in 1783, there was a rapid move to adopt French fashions and also to invite more [...]

4th of July Conversation-Starters Roundup

By | July 3rd, 2020|Categories: 4th of July, Revolutionary War era|Tags: , |

While most of us aren’t attending large 4th of July celebrations this year, it is still Independence Day and people around the country will be celebrating in COVID-friendly ways. 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 [...]

5 facts about Betsy Ross and the origins of the American flag

By | June 30th, 2020|Categories: 4th of July, Revolutionary War era, Women's History|Tags: , , |

I remember pictures of Betsy Ross in my American history textbooks in elementary school and 184 years after her death many still know her as the seamstress who created the first-ever American flag. While I am glad that she is remembered, the image that many have of Betsy Ross undermines her real accomplishments as a [...]

Independence Day in the USA

By | July 3rd, 2016|Categories: 4th of July|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

July 4th - Celebrating American Independence for more than 240 Years! Independence Day – many countries celebrate Independence Day with traditions unique to their culture. In the United States, we've been celebrating this most patriotic holiday for more than 240 years on July 4th. Here are some cool facts about the 4th of July. Although [...]