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H. LEE WHITE MARITIME MUSEUM: discovering America’s past in Oswego, New York

The H. Lee White Maritime Museum in Oswego, New York, is a treasure trove of artifacts that show the glories and the dangers of life and death on the water.  H. Lee White was a local shipper who became Assistant Secretary of the Air Force under President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The small museum sits at… Read More H. LEE WHITE MARITIME MUSEUM: discovering America’s past in Oswego, New York

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SARATOGA NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK: exploring Revolutionary history in New York

You don’t often see monuments to Benedict Arnold. But Saratoga National Historical Park is one place where such a thing makes sense. The Battle (or Battles) of Saratoga in 1777 comprised two primary confrontations:  the (First) Battle of Freeman’s Farm on September 19 and the Battle of Bemis Heights (also known as the Second Battle… Read More SARATOGA NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK: exploring Revolutionary history in New York

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Colonial Williamsburg: Cross-Country Road Trip, Part 8

Williamsburg: The Story of a Patriot stars Jack Lord as John Fry, a fictitious Virginia planter elected to the House of Burgesses in the pre-dawn of the American Revolution. This post contains affiliate links.  For more information, click here. The 37-minute orientation film at Colonial Williamsburg traces Fry’s growth from Tory to Patriot through his associations… Read More Colonial Williamsburg: Cross-Country Road Trip, Part 8

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World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

KILROY WAS HERE  The phrase appeared on ships, aircraft, buildings, wherever American servicemen went during World War II.  Usually accompanied by a minimalist drawing of a bald-headed, long-nosed character peering over a wall, the graffito went viral before anyone knew the term.  Its origins are uncertain, but a popular legend centers around a Quincy-based ship inspector… Read More World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.