Using Your Head … and Your Heart

Why is Mount Vernon so well funded? An obvious reason is that it’s the home of our first president, and therefore commands a certain amount of respect and a special place in our American history. What you may not be aware of is that Mount Vernon receives absolutely no government funding and relies entirely on…

A Catalog Company & So Much More

Recently, I came upon an old online newsletter published by the North Manchester Historical Society, Inc., dating back to February, 1997. In it is the story of Jas. Townsend and Sons, Inc., probably the largest and most complete source for reproductions of clothing and implements used in colonial America in the 18th century. This is…

Volunteering

 I just checked on a popular search engine for the phrase “volunteering for historical societies” and I got almost three million listed results. The first few pages show that the need for volunteers extends way beyond just our borders, to such countries as Canada, Great Britain, and Australia. The evidence suggests that the funding gap faced…