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What Were the Brooklyn Line of Forts in 1776?

The planned capture of New York City in 1776 by British forces set the stage for what was to become the largest battle of... The post What Were the Brooklyn Line of Forts in 1776? appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Covenanter Grave Tynron #History #Scotland

William Smith, Tynron parish, Dumfriesshire. Died 1685. Shields: ‘The Laird of Stenhouse, Sir Robert Laurie of Maxueltoun and John Craik of Stewartoun, did instigate and urge Coronet Baillie his party of Dragoons to shot William Smith in Hill, after...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 4 Apr 2020

Minute Man Park Celebrates Its Sixtieth

Minute Man National Historical Park is celebrating the sixtieth year since its creation by act of Congress this month.This weekend there are a couple of recurring programs.Saturday, 14 September, 1:00-4:00 P.M.In the NewsWhat were local people talking...
From: Boston 1775 on 14 Sep 2019

The Revolutionary Memories of New York Loyalists: Thomas Jones and William Smith, Jr.

The American Revolution produced different meanings for Patriots and Loyalists. After the end of the Revolutionary war, the pressing issue was no longer the... The post The Revolutionary Memories of New York Loyalists: Thomas Jones and William Smith,...

Nithsdale Martyrs’ Monument: A Guide to the Covenanters #History #Scotland

Who are the 57 Covenanters listed on the Nithsdale Martyrs’ Cross in Dalgarnock graveyard? Where did they come from and what happened to them? The monument erected in 1928 lies in Dalgarnock graveyard between Thornhill and Closeburn, not far off...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Oct 2018

“Through the Multitude, to the End of Murray’s Wharf”

On the night of 22 Apr 1774, New Yorkers emptied eighteen chests of tea belonging to Capt. James Chambers into the harbor while hundreds of people watched. This eventually became known as the New York Tea Party.According to diarist William Smith, the...
From: Boston 1775 on 30 Aug 2018

Patriots’ Day Season at Minute Man Park, 7-21 Apr.

The Patriots’ Day season is upon us, so I’ll focus for several days on details and commemorations of the Battle of Lexington and Concord and the start of the Revolutionary War.Minute Man National Historical Park has a bunch of free events...
From: Boston 1775 on 7 Apr 2018

Abigail Adams Birthplace Tour in Weymouth, 4 Nov.

On Saturday, 4 November, the Abigail Adams Historical Society will welcome visitors for “Behind the Scenes at the Abigail Adams Birthplace,” a tour of the building with preservation carpenter Walter Beebe-Center.The organization says:The Abigail...
From: Boston 1775 on 25 Oct 2017

The Rittenhouse Orreries

On 5 May 1768, the Pennsylvania Gazette ran an article headlined, “A Description of a new ORRERY, planned, and now nearly finished, by Mr. DAVID RITTENHOUSE, of Norriton, in the County of Philadelphia.” An orrery was a machine that simulated...
From: Boston 1775 on 15 May 2017

“Landmarks of Slavery and Freedom” in Hingham, 13 May

On Saturday, 13 May, the Abigail Adams Historical Society, which is the steward of the Abigail Adams Birthplace (shown here), and the Hingham Public Library will present a panel discussion on “Landmarks of Slavery and Freedom: Exploring Local...
From: Boston 1775 on 9 May 2017

December 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (December 17, 1766).“The advertisement concerning the sale of negroes … was printed in the last page of this paper by mistake.” James Johnston,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Dec 2016

October 29

GUEST CURATOR: Megan Watts What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (October 29, 1766).“A PARCEL of TANNED SOLE LEATHER.” I chose this advertisement because it dealt with a material whose impact...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Oct 2016

September Events at Minute Man National Historical Park

Minute Man National Historical Park has a busy schedule of events for the rest of the month. They’re all free, and I’m definitely going to attend the last one. Sunday, 11 SeptemberRevolutionary Dogs walking tour from the visitor center at...
From: Boston 1775 on 5 Sep 2016

Report on ‘Romantic Landscapes: Geography and Travel’, 23 Nov 2015

Our second CRECS event of the year was ‘Romantic Landscapes: Geography and Travel’, where we gathered to discuss the centrality of travel, topography and landscape in the Romantic period. Jamie Castell, of Cardiff’s School of English,...
From: CRECS// on 30 Nov 2015

Our next event–Romantic Landscapes–is on tomorrow!

Filed under: Commentary, Events Tagged: eighteenth century, geology, landscape, maps, nineteenth century, poetry, Romanticism, travel literature, William Smith
From: CRECS// on 22 Nov 2015

Romantic Landscapes: Geography and Travel, 23 Nov 2015

Our second CRECS event will focus on the centrality of travel, topography and landscape in the Romantic period. Landscape is perhaps the paradigmatic conceit of the Romantic moment, permeating every aspect of the literature, art and music of the...
From: CRECS// on 16 Nov 2015

CRECS Autumn 2015 programme now available

We’re delighted to announce the new CRECS programme for the forthcoming session. Below, you’ll find details of the Autumn 2015 session: the Spring 2016 session will follow in due course. All events take places in Cardiff University’s Special...
From: CRECS// on 9 Oct 2015

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