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1761 Christmas in Virginia - Hopes for Hymnals for the Slaves

1761 CHRISTMAS IN VIRGINIA - HOPES FOR HYMNALS FOR THE SLAVES

Reverend John Wright was a Presbyterian minister active in Cumberland County, Virginia, during the 1760s. On the Feast of the Epiphany,...

In 1773, like Many US Visitors, Santa went to NYC 1st

IN 1773, LIKE MANY US VISITORS, SANTA WENT TO NYC 1ST

Icon of Nicholas of Myra The legend of Santa Claus goes back hundreds of years to a monk named St. Nicholas. It is believed that Nicholas...

 
 
 
Christmas Wassail as a Punch - From England to her Colonies

CHRISTMAS WASSAIL AS A PUNCH - FROM ENGLAND TO HER COLONIES

The word Wassail expanded from being a greeting to be a term used to refer to the punch drink related to the toast. The punch which...

1702 Christmas Pranks at School in Virginia

1702 CHRISTMAS PRANKS AT SCHOOL IN VIRGINIA

Rev James Blair probably painted by Charles Bridges By 1702, Christmas pranking had become popular in Virginia. The Reverend James...

 
 
 
1774 Christmas Holiday Celebrations in Alexandria, Virginia

1774 CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS IN ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA

Nicholas Cresswell (1750-1804) by an unidentified artist, c 1780. Cresswell was the son of a landowner & sheep farmer in Edale, Derbyshire....

Sarah Livingston Jay writes her absent Patriot Husband Jay a Christmas Letter 1779

SARAH LIVINGSTON JAY WRITES HER ABSENT PATRIOT HUSBAND JAY A CHRISTMAS LETTER 1779

Sarah "Sally" Van Brugh Livingston Jay (1756-1802) Sarah "Sally" Van Brugh Livingston Jay (1756-1802) & her politically ambitious patriot...

 
 
 
A Christmas Pair of Ruffles & a Poem for Ben Franklin in 1769 London

A CHRISTMAS PAIR OF RUFFLES & A POEM FOR BEN FRANKLIN IN 1769 LONDON

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Smithsonian Magazine 2009 To Benjamin Franklin from Mary Stevenson, To Dr. Franklin with a pair of Ruffles...

George Washington's Christmas Gifts for his 2 new Stepchildren

GEORGE WASHINGTON'S CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR HIS 2 NEW STEPCHILDREN

The Colonial Williamsburg website notes that George Washington's Christmas list for his young stepchildren was ambitious: in 1759,...

 
 
 
Notes on Christmas in Virginia from visiting New England Tutor Philip Vickers Fithian (1747-1776)

NOTES ON CHRISTMAS IN VIRGINIA FROM VISITING NEW ENGLAND TUTOR PHILIP VICKERS FITHIAN (1747-1776)

Philip Vickers Fithian (1747-1776) by unknown artist. Image from page 127 of "Philip Vickers Fithian : journal and letters ..." (1900) New...

Thomas Jefferson celebrates Christmas at Monticello

THOMAS JEFFERSON CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS AT MONTICELLO

John Trumbull Portrait of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) 1788 Thomas Jefferson was not always jolly at Christmas. Jefferson wrote to...

 
 
 
The Washingtons celebrate Christmas at Mount Vernon

THE WASHINGTONS CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS AT MOUNT VERNON

George Washington & his slave, Billy Lee. 1780, by John Trumbull. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Washingtons celebrate Christmas...

Ben Franklin celebrates Christmas with Friends, Nuts, Apples, & Mince Pies

BEN FRANKLIN CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS WITH FRIENDS, NUTS, APPLES, & MINCE PIES

Benjamin Franklin's correspondence gives only a glimpse into his celebration of Christmas. Franklin usually spent Christmas away from...

 
 
 
The Slave Experience of the Holidays in Early America

THE SLAVE EXPERIENCE OF THE HOLIDAYS IN EARLY AMERICA

The Slave Experience of the HolidaysFrom Documenting the American South.University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel...

Christmas for Thomas Jefferson's Slaves

CHRISTMAS FOR THOMAS JEFFERSON'S SLAVES

Portrait of President Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) by Revolutionary War hero Tadeusz Kosciuszko (1746-1817) During the Christmas season,...

 
 
 
What Was Christmas Like for early America's Enslaved People?

WHAT WAS CHRISTMAS LIKE FOR EARLY AMERICA'S ENSLAVED PEOPLE?

What Was Christmas Like for America's Enslaved People? For some, it was a rare time of respite; for others, an opportunity for resistance....

Timeline of Jewish/Christian History to Colonial America

TIMELINE OF JEWISH/CHRISTIAN HISTORY TO COLONIAL AMERICA

Timeline of Jewish/Christian History Judaism developed among the ancient Hebrews. Judaism is characterized by a belief in one transcendent...

 
 
 
18C Virginia & Southern Celebrations of Christmas

18C VIRGINIA & SOUTHERN CELEBRATIONS OF CHRISTMAS

Harold Gill, a retired Colonial Williamsburg historian, tells us that colonial Virginians rarely wrote descriptions of Christmas observations,...

Christmas in 17C England & the Virginia colony

CHRISTMAS IN 17C ENGLAND & THE VIRGINIA COLONY

“Christmas in 17th-century England & Virginia” by Nancy Egloff, Jamestown Settlement Historian Along with their friends & relatives...

 
 
 
Christmas in America's Middle Colonies

CHRISTMAS IN AMERICA'S MIDDLE COLONIES

The early history of the Delaware Valley & William Penn's inclusive policies created an ethnic & religious mix not found in the other...

Christmas - 1621 New England - Christmas Beers ONLY on-board Ship

CHRISTMAS - 1621 NEW ENGLAND - CHRISTMAS BEERS ONLY ON-BOARD SHIP

A Relation or Journal of the Proceedings of the Plantation settled at Plymouth in New England, also called Mourt's Relation: A Journal...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Initiate Protocols

Initiate Protocols

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Los Angeles Ends Free Public Transportation Experiment with Plans of Future...

Los Angeles Ends Free Public Transportation Experiment with Plans of Future Reduced-Fare Transits

Metro Transit - LA. Image © 2019 LACMTA Metro Following California's Covid-19 health regulations in early 2020, Metro , the Los Angeles public transit agency stopped collecting... Read more ...

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Museum of Architecture launch the Treehouses...

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Museum of Architecture launch the Treehouses at Kew Design Competition

© Jeff Eden Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and the Museum of Architecture have launched a competition to find three exceptional designs to create three treehouses across RBG Kew's... Read more ...

Rotonda House / Alberto Campo Baeza

Rotonda House / Alberto Campo Baeza

Madrid, Spain Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Javier Callejas Photographs: Area: 600.0 m2 Read more ...

Review: ‘Addressless' Is on the Streets and in Your Home

This hybrid of theater and game asks us to consider homelessness empathetically but can't overcome the friction between education and entertainment. Read more ...

Two Novelists, Avi and Brian Farrey, Use Fiction to Show Kids Why Facts Matter

“Loyalty” and “The Counterclockwise Heart” - set in 1774 Boston and a fairy-tale kingdom divided against itself - explore how misinformation stokes fear and incites violence. Read more ...

Four Piece Contemporary Abstract Quadruvium Painting by "Quadruvium CLXIV...

Four Piece Contemporary Abstract Quadruvium Painting by "Quadruvium CLXIV " Contemporary Arizona Artist Pat Stacy

43.5"x12.5"x1.75"/Sold Commissions welcome. Visit to Read more ...

Teemaa Teahouse / Yatofu Creatives

Teemaa Teahouse / Yatofu Creatives

Helsinki, Finland Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Aleksi Tikkala Area: 80.0 m2 Read more ...

A Photographic Tour of the “Casa de los Milagros” By Mexican Architect...

A Photographic Tour of the “Casa de los Milagros” By Mexican Architect Danilo Veras Godoy

Casa de los milagros / Danilo Veras Godoy. Image © Naser Nader Ibrahim The "Casa de los Milagros" , located in the cloudy forest on the outskirts of Xalapa , Veracruz and... Read more ...

Call for Entries: Reconstruction and Improvement Plans for Weiming...

Call for Entries: Reconstruction and Improvement Plans for Weiming Environmental Protection Projects of Demonstration Zone of Green and Integrated Ecological Development of the Yangtze River Delta

1. Organization Guiding Organization: Housing and Urban-Rural Development Bureau Of JiaShan Host: Jiashan Weiming Environmental Protection Energy Co., Ltd. Technical Support... Read more ...