The 19th century artist William Sydney Mount came from Setauket, and would return back frequently to paint there, claiming it had the best light … [Read more...] about Concerning the Battle of Setauket: a tale of two churches, a minor battle in the American Revolution and the village green today
In the fall of 1774 and the winter of 1775, I was one of upwards of thirty, chiefly mechanics, who formed ourselves into a committee for the purpose … [Read more...] about Deconstructing myths of the American Revolution: Paul Revere’s ride in the words of Paul Revere himself and a travelogue
The Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts, was the site of the first real skirmish of the American Revolution. Earlier on the morning of April … [Read more...] about Revolutionary War Battlefields: Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts
Musicoligists disagree on what was the first musical device. They generally agree that the first musical instrument was the voice. So it's a simple … [Read more...] about Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous 2011 & memories from the gutter
It's a cliche of course, but no less true, the statement by George Santayana, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." I'm … [Read more...] about Yorktown Battlefield Historic Site: Vive la Yorktown!