Congress Escapes Philadelphia

After the Battle of Brandywine, September 11, 1777, Philadelphia was vulnerable to British forces. Military supplies were quickly moved to Reading and elsewhere. Additional troops moved toward Philadelphia, where General William Howe, […]

The Colonial Cabinet Makers

Defining a master cabinet maker in the 1700s involves numerous different tasks and craftsmanship. Their talents speak through the vast extent of contrasting designs to the elaborate polished final product. Years of […]

The Rural Little Schools

Nestled along the side roads of 19th century America, little schoolhouses dotted the landscape. Their building shapes were as unique as the people entering through their doors. From simple designs to an […]

News From Carol’s Desk

During the past year, the social settings for everyone have changed so much. Speaking with dozens of family historians as of late has generated the conversation of shifting trends associated with genealogy […]