In my video series, you can take a look at some of the beautiful places associated with our first five Presidents, including Mount Vernon, Peacefield and Monticello.
Streets of Salem has a somber tribute to the soldiers whose sacrifice helped establish America, not so long ago.
Lost works of wallpaper art are sometimes found in cupboards and closets of old houses, and they shed interesting light on the history of such places.
This house got its name for a raging party that occurred here in 1783, on the occasion of the end of the Revolutionary War. Now it's gone.
I recently started reading the very interesting Streets of Salem blog, and this article about the Pokemon Go craze caught my eye. As a historian [...]
I'm on hiatus! Regular postings will resume sometime after August 30, 2015.
A groovy board game becomes a space chase in William Sleator's inventive "Interstellar Pig."
A 15-year-old Civil War Navy lieutenant loses his memory and forgets who he is for 30 years. Riiiiiiight.
Can a group of enterprising men escape from an escape-proof island in Boston Harbor? Fill your glasses!
What happened to the President, a steamship that vanished in 1841? And what wine should I drink while telling you about it?