10 online events to celebrate the Centennial of the 19th Amendment

By | August 5th, 2020|Categories: Women's History|

100 years ago, the long-fought battle for some women to vote was gained when the 19th Amendment was added to the constitution. It is an event that I know a lot of our readers have been looking forward to celebrating, though if you’re anything like me, you probably pictured a lot of photo ops and [...]

Suffragist or suffragette?

By | August 1st, 2020|Categories: Women's History|Tags: , , , , , |

August 2020 is here and that means it is time to celebrate the hundred-year anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment on August 18th, 1920. I was planning on celebrating with a lot of in-person events, but instead, I’m celebrating from behind my computer screen in many ways. One way is by writing blog [...]

6 Fun Facts About Laura Ingalls Wilder

By | July 29th, 2020|Categories: Old West, Pioneer Dress, Women's History|Tags: , |

I know that there are a lot of Laura Ingalls Wilder or Little House on the Prairie fans in the Recollections community. I am a fan myself and reading the books as a child is one reason I am so interested in women’s history still today. As I was writing my post about holidays on [...]

Christmas on the Frontier

By | July 25th, 2020|Categories: Christmas, Holidays, Victorian Era Celebrations|

Christmas on the Frontier must have been a very special time. Daily life for the entire family was a grind and a struggle. Scarce resources meant that everyone was used to life without frills and pretty low expectations about material goods. Living off of the land meant that a strict routine must be followed day [...]

4 Empowering Depictions of Mrs. Claus

By | July 18th, 2020|Categories: Christmas, Holidays, Women's History|Tags: , , , |

I have always been quite intrigued by Mrs. Claus and the work that she does behind the scenes. She is the perfect example of “beside every successful man is a strong woman.” I also think that there is an opportunity for more exposure for Mrs. Claus so that more young girls will get to see [...]

The Introduction of the Bikini

By | July 12th, 2020|Categories: 1920s fashion, 1950s Fashions, Women's History|Tags: , , , , |

Whether or not you wear bikinis, July is the month most commonly associated with the tiny garment. Have you ever stopped to wonder about how we got from swim machines and wearing tights on the beach to a suit that can fit in a coin purse? There is a lot more to the shrinking of [...]

10 Christmas in July Party Ideas

By | July 10th, 2020|Categories: Christmas, Holidays|Tags: , , |

We love to celebrate Christmas in July! This is an especially fun summer to do it, as many of the traditional summer vacation activities aren’t taking place or are looking a lot different from what we are used to. Why not put on a Christmas in July pandemic party to mix things up a bit [...]

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 [...]