Happy Thanksgiving – Share Your Favorite Story!

By | November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Holidays, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Thanksgiving… a day filled with memories of family and friends, of hearth and home. We want to share this Thanksgiving with you. We’re looking for your favorite Thanksgiving story. Upload your story in the comments section or email them to donna@recollections.biz. Please try to keep your story to no more than 500 words. We’ll pick [...]

Victorian Vignette: Costume Dressing to Entertain

By | October 1st, 2016|Categories: Halloween, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , |

We have almost unlimited choices when it comes to entertainment today. When we think about what life was like 150 years ago and the entertainment choices of the Victorians, the list is a lot shorter. There was no television. Cinema was in very early development and a commercial entity. There was no radio. There was [...]

Recollections Connection: Cindy Ayers Smith at Fairlawn Mansion

By | October 1st, 2016|Categories: Halloween, Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Two views of Fairlawn Mansion Halloween is one of our favorite holidays at Recollections. Recently, we asked our Facebook community to let us know what their favorite Halloween events were. Cindy Ayers Smith let us know about a favorite of hers; the Flashlight Tour at Fairlawn Mansion. The Flashlight Tour takes place each [...]

2016 Halloween Costume Events – Pt. 2

By | September 27th, 2016|Categories: Halloween, Holidays, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Welcome to part 2 of our look at Halloween costume events for 2016. In part 1, we discovered three events that center around a chance to dress up and attend an event. Halloween costume contests shine in part 2. Coloween 2016 & the Denver Zombie Crawl The Curtis Hotel in downtown Denver, Colorado, is the [...]

2016 Halloween Costume Events – Pt. 1

By | September 24th, 2016|Categories: Halloween, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

There is an excitement that comes with the change of season from summer to autumn. It means that Halloween is just around the corner! There’s a crisp coolness in the air, the harvest is in full swing, and leaves are changing color. It’s time to put ideas into action. How are you celebrating Halloween in [...]

8 Delicious Tidbits About Halloween

By | August 21st, 2016|Categories: Accessories, Downton Abbey, Edwardian Era, Fashion, Holidays, Old West, Roaring 20s, Steampunk, Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , , , , |

There still may be a bit of summer left on the calendar, but soon the leaves will be changing color and autumn will be in the air. When that happens, all of our thoughts will turn to... Halloween! Here are some interesting tidbits about one of our favorite holidays that I found at the History [...]

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 [...]