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Q&A: Kate Egner Gruber, Curator of “Tenacity: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia”

Today at The Junto, Philippe Halbert interviews Katherine Egner Gruber, who is Special Exhibition Curator at the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a state agency that operates two living history museums in Virginia. This Q&A focuses on her most...
From: The Junto on 20 May 2019

‘Tarontos Lac’: Geographer finds oldest known reference to Toronto on 340-year-old French map

A geographer has found what could be the earliest reference to Toronto on a map dated from 1678. In small lettering in one corner of the map was the name “Lac Tarontos,” written on what is now Lake Simcoe. The term originates from the...

In Touch with the Dutch, or, Fashioning Colonial New York’s Merchant Elite

Today’s #ColonialCouture post is by Cynthia Kok, a doctoral student in art history at Yale University. She is interested in trade and craftsmanship under European colonial governance and imitative material practices inspired by encounters with foreign...
From: The Junto on 13 Sep 2018

Archaeologists may have unearthed the nearly 400-year-old skeleton of America’s second governor

Archaeologists think they may have found the grave of Sir George Yeardley, second governor of the Jamestown colony, Virginia.

“A curious font of porphyry”

Working on material culture, my research has taken me to some interesting, if unexpected places. Last summer, it involved waiting outside Saint John’s Church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, founded in 1732 as the Anglican Queen’s Chapel. I quickly...
From: The Junto on 12 Jul 2018

December 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Journal (December 18, 1766).“A likely, healthy, young Negro lad, named Adonis.” Regular visitors know that students from my Colonial America class have...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Dec 2016

Welcome, Guest Curator Nicholas Sears

Nicholas Sears is a sophomore majoring in History at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.  He previously attended Bridgewater State University and Regis College. One of his essays, “Narcan and the Heroin Epidemic in Massachusetts,”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Nov 2016

Welcome, Guest Curator Patrick Keane

Patrick Keane is a sophomore who transferred to Assumption College from Kennebec Valley Community College, where he was an honor student. He is majoring in History and minoring in Economics. He was on the varsity soccer and tennis teams at Waterville...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Nov 2016

Welcome, Guest Curator Mary Williams

Mary Williams is a senior majoring in Secondary Education and History at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. She was inducted into Phi Alpha Theta, the History National Honor Society, in her junior year. She has previous experience with...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Nov 2016

Welcome, Guest Curator Carolyn Crawford

Carolyn Crawford is a junior at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she is an Elementary Education and History double major. She especially enjoys learning about the American Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, and the Civil...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Nov 2016

Welcome, Guest Curator Ceara Morse

Ceara Morse is a sophomore majoring in History and Secondary Education at Assumption College. From a young age she found history interesting because history is being made every day, not just in the distant past. She is fascinated by many historical...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Oct 2016

Welcome, Guest Curator Megan Watts

Megan Watts is a sophomore at Assumption College, where she is a History major and intends to pursue a minor in either Political Science or Women’s Studies. She has enjoyed participating in various educational programs offered at the Fairfield...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Oct 2016

Welcome, Guest Curator Lindsay Hajjar

Lindsay Hajjar is a junior at Assumption College, majoring in Elementary Education and History. She intends to focus on early childhood education when obtaining her master’s, but has a strong interest in Colonial and Revolutionary America....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Oct 2016

Welcome, Guest Curator Jordan Russo

Jordan Russo is a senior at Assumption College, where she is double majoring in Elementary Education and History.  Her favorite historical topics are Ancient Egypt and Ancient China. In addition to her studies, Jordan works at a daycare...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Oct 2016

Welcome Back, Guest Curator Elizabeth Curley

Elizabeth Curley is a junior at Assumption College. She is an Elementary Education and History double major, with the goal of becoming a sixth grade social studies teacher. When it comes to history her favorite topics are colonial America,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Oct 2016

Welcome, Guest Curator Nicholas Commesso

Nicholas Commesso is a senior at Assumption College, majoring in History with minors in Psychology and French. He is the goalie for the ice hockey team and a member of the Assumption College Young Conservatives Club. Raised in Marshfield, Massachusetts,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Sep 2016

Introducing the Slavery Adverts 250 Project

Today is the first day of a twelve-week project being undertaken by students in my Colonial America course at Assumption College. The Slavery Adverts 250 Project seeks to identify and republish every advertisement that offered slaves for sale or reported...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Sep 2016

Review of Informed Power, by Alejandra Dubcovsky

Alejandra Dubcovsky’s Informed Power is an ambitious book. She analyzes how information was communicated throughout the early South, a region that was without a regular mail system or print culture prior to 1730.[1] The “early...
From: The Junto on 7 Jun 2016

Cheese As A Trail Food.

SPANISH SCHOOL, 17TH CENTURY BREAD, PASTRIES, BASKETS, CHEESE AND COPPER POTS ON A SHELF WITH A PINK FLOWER One of my favourite trail foods is bread & cheese. Both can be simply wrapped in linen cloth or the cheese can be placed between pieces of...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 26 Nov 2015

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