Currently browsing category

Chronicling America, Page 2

How to Grow Younger

Each time period, culture and person has a unique idea of what makes something or someone beautiful—as the saying goes, “Beauty is …

One Chapter at a Time

When it came to entertainment during the 19th and early 20th centuries, the serialized novel dominated the market. Authors gradually revealed their …

Knitting Women of World War I

Right now we’re in the middle of the World War I centenary. While the world’s men were off fighting one hundred years …

“You Must Have Shakespeare”

Saturday, April 23 is the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, the English playwright and poet who authored nearly 40 …

“Vivacious Vic”

In 1872, Ohio-born Victoria Woodhull became the first female to run for president of the United States. As the Equal Rights Party candidate, she supported women’s rights, …

A Christmas Gift for President Lincoln

The period of November 15th through December 21st, 2014, marks the 150th anniversary of Major General (and native Ohioan) William Tecumseh Sherman’s …

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is next week, and whether  you’re eating turkey, turducken or tofurkey, chances are you’ll be spending the day with some of …