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Visiting Carisbrooke Castle with Abigail Adams

Earlier this year author Jaime Mormann sent me an email noting a passage from Abigail Adams’s account of her travels in Great Britain while she was wife of the U.S. Minister.In the spring of 1788 Adams went to the Isle of Wight off England’s southern coast:On tuesday we went to Newport in order to visit Carisbrook Castle. Show More Summary

New York State Monument

From the Archives: The New York State Monument viewed from the air. The monument is[...] The post New York State Monument appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

Can We Still Interpret NOLA’s Confederate Monuments?

I know that for some of my historian and public historian friends watching the city of New Orleans take down its Civil War/Reconstruction era monuments was not easy to watch. […]

Ancient bronze stud stolen from Pompeii exhibition

Today in people are the worst news, a bronze artifact from the 6th century B.C. has been stolen from an exhibition at the archaeological site of Pompeii. The object was a door ornament on loan from the National Archaeological Museum of Basilicata in Potenza. It’s not of great monetary value. Just 7.3 inches in diameter [...]

Pardee Field Controlled Burn: Part 1

After completing the controlled burn of Little Round Top earlier in the week, the remaining[...] The post Pardee Field Controlled Burn: Part 1 appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

Last Work Day in Polis

Today was our last work day at the apotheke in Polis – and it was windy and rainy for most of the day. Tomorrow we are heading back to Larnaca so we can work on PKAP material. As is our … Continue reading ?

“Clothing & Character” Symposium in Lexington, 3-4 June

Hallie Larkin and Stephanie Smith at the Sign of the Golden Scissors, along with Larissa Sasgen and Sandy Spector, are organizing their first symposium, titled “18th Century: Clothing & Character in Context.” This event will explore clothing, material culture, and character development for interpreters of the 1700s. Show More Summary

Robert E. Lee Comes Down in New Orleans, Stands Defiant in Richmond

This has been a fascinating couple of weeks in the world of Civil War memory. After removing the Liberty Place monument on April 24 the city of New Orleans removed […]

Searching for Plans to build an Ark

Well, this has been an unusual season in Polis so far. The rain has continued to fall, and at times it has been very heavy. Last night we drove out to Fly Again for dinner. I was worried as we … Continue reading ?

Human blood found on Revolutionary War musket ball

Archaeologists have discovered remnants of human blood on a musket ball discovered at Monmouth Battlefield Park in New Jersey, site of the June 28th, 1778, Battle of Monmouth. This is the first time human blood has been found on Revolutionary War artillery shot. The site has been excavated regularly for close to 30 years by [...]

Friday at Polis

We are in Polis only for a short time this season. In fact, we will be leaving Sunday to head to Larnaca, so that we can do a short study season working on PKAP material for volume 2. Today was … Continue reading ?

How One Photographer Captured Jimi Hendrix at His Peak

Including an image that's been called rock history's most famous photograph

Why American College Campuses Were Built to Get Students Out of Cities

A new book explains why Protestant groups wanted college campuses to be built away from the corrupting influence of cities

Joseph Pope’s Orrery in “The Philosophy Chamber”

Eventually, Joseph Pope’s orrery went to Harvard College. I’ll tell that story in more detail sometime, but today I’m highlighting how the machine is on display once more as part of the Harvard Art Museums’ new exhibit, “The Philosophy...Show More Summary

Cows on East Confederate Avenue

We’ve had spotty internet this week, but we still wanted to make sure you had[...] The post Cows on East Confederate Avenue appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

Potato Chip Research Continues

While many people think I am in Cyprus working on Late Roman Ceramics, those in the know are aware that my potato chip research is what is really driving my work on the island. [On a side note, it is … Continue reading ?

Settling In

We began work at the apotheke yesterday. It went as it usually does, a little chaotic. Some of it involves arranging things that have been in storage and plugging in things. We also set up the portable XRF station and checked … Continue reading ?

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