Gates Pass and Saguaro National Park

By | April 26th, 2019|Categories: Old West, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , |

After mentioning my mission to experience the history of the area, my cousin took me on an adventure filled with history. Our day included Gates Pass and the Saguaro National Park where we would learn more about the prickly pear than ever thought possible. We also visited the Signal Hill Petroglyphs. Gates Pass As we [...]

Visiting Mission San Xavier del Bac

By | April 14th, 2019|Categories: Civil War, Recollections, Regency Era, Revolutionary War era, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , , |

As a company that designs and manufactures history-inspired fashions, we and our customers are inspired by history! Here is another story from Recollections' recent trip to Tucson, Arizona. San Xavier: a step back in time just outside of Tucson The day dawned bright and sunny. It was a definite (and welcome) change from the cold [...]

Tombstone, Arizona: Capsule of the American Old West

By | April 8th, 2019|Categories: Old West, Recollections, Victorian Era, Victorian Fashions|Tags: , , , , , |

Join Recollections on a trip to Tombstone, Arizona. Experience the Old West as we enjoy this day trip.

Clara Schumann in a World of Sound

By | January 24th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Recollections, Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Women's History|Tags: , , , |

Clara Schumann's early life Clara Schumann (born Wieck) was born on September 13, 1819 in Leipzig, Germany. Her father, Friedrich, was a musician. He taught piano, started a lending library, and opened a shop where he sold musical instruments. Friedrich Wieck was a well-respected music teacher. His students included his future wife and mother of [...]

Princess Louise and her Clandestine Cigarettes

By | January 9th, 2019|Categories: Edwardian Era, Recollections, Victorian Era|Tags: , , |

Recently released documents give us a glimpse into royal, rebellious life of Queen Victoria’s daughter, Louise. Princess Louise’s Unpaid Cigarette Bill Princess Louise, Duchess of Argylle, 1861 Princess Louise, later known as the Duchess of Argyle, was born in 1848 to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. She was not known for being the perfect picture [...]

Sarah Biffin: Small Artist Makes a Big Impact

By | January 6th, 2019|Categories: Victorian Era, Women's History|Tags: , , , , , |

Sarah Biffin, 1784-1850, was not born with a silver spoon in her mouth, but she learned how to make her mouth her most valuable asset. She was born with phocomelia, which affects the development of limb and bone in utero.

History of New Year Celebrations in New York City

By | January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Edwardian Era, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , , |

Each year on December 31st, people standing in Times Square and people all over the world sitting around their television countdown as the ball drops in New York City. While “Dick Clark’s New York Rockin’ Eve” is a modern tradition, there is a long history of New Years celebrations in New York City.

History of Christmas Trees

By | December 15th, 2018|Categories: Christmas, Holidays, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , , , |

Evergreen trees decorated with lights, garland, and ornaments have become a staple in most households that celebrate Christmas, however,  these trees haven’t always been a symbol of the upcoming holiday. Since evergreen trees stayed green throughout the cold months, they have long been revered. Ancient Egyptians worshipped the god Ra and believed that Ra grew [...]

Time Flies: A History of Time Zones & Daylight Saving Time

By | December 13th, 2018|Categories: Recollections, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , |

It has become the norm that when we travel from state to state we must factor in time zone changes and that there is a Sunday in the spring and in the fall when we change our clocks for Daylight Saving Time, but time has not always been this way. The Concept of Time Before [...]