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A Little Cash of Their Own
Looking to make a little pin money, many colonial-era housewives did exactly that—counterfeit the new currency that was just catching on. In some areas, counterfeiting was a cottage industry. In our October 2021 Gregory LeFever weaves the tale of their enterprising (if not low-abiding) women.
In our Christmas 2020 issue, we promised additional recipes from Martha Washington's Mount Vernon, including Layette Gingerbread, Fairy Butter, Apple Pie, Commpn Pie Crust, Shrewsbury Cakes, Compote of Apples, and a Chocolate Tart. We've made them all available for downloading in Microsoft Word format (so you can add your own notes and changes). You can download all of the recipes by clicking here.
Bonus Recipes: For Valentines Day
Looking for a Valentine's Day treat? We posted some recipes to accompany our February 2020 issue, and for this year we've reposted them again, here. You can view or download them by clicking here.
Check your credit-card bill. Hackers have spoofed our account and placed small charges in our name against a number of credit cards. If you find a charge attributed to us that you did not make, notify your credit card company of an unauthorized charge (you should not have to pay for it). But more importantly, immediately change your credit card number or cancel your account. Such a charge means that your credit card number has been stolen! Change it before your number is used for expensive purchases. [MORE]
Coronavirus Update, Take 2: As the dire predictions for the coronavirus come true, we
Thanks and You're Welcome: We send a big "Thank You" for the warm welcome we
Sourdough Recipe: Many of our readers have taken up baking while sheltering at home and have
Wall Preservation Symposium Postponed.:
As a precautionary measure and to en
Shoenbrunn Village and Others Open June 16: Three popular museums in Ohio&rs
The Ring of Coincidence: In our August issue in the story about Gill and Patty Sanchez a
This Weekend: The 2021 Bedminster Show
Coming up this weekend is one of the premiere traditional artisan shows of the year, the 2021 Bedminster Show at Delaware Valley University. There you can meet over 30 of the top American folk artists, handcrafted period American art, museum reproductions. In the booths you will see (and be able to purchase) decorative arts, paintings, fabric art, pottery, furniture, quilts, baskets, carvings, all produced with the most skilled and conscientious craftsmanship. [MORE]
Lost Painting Resurfaces
20th-Century work depicting Shays&rsquo Rebellion, a post-Revolutionary War uprising of struggling farmers in western Massachusetts, has resurfaced after six decades and is now part of the traveling exhibition Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle, organized by the Peabody Essex Museum. [MORE]
Memorial Honors Native Veterans
On Veterans’ Day, the National Native American Veterans Memorial opened on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. Congress commissioned the memorial to give “all Americans the opportunity to learn of the proud and courageous tradition of service of Native Americans in the Armed Forces of the United States.” [MORE]
Barton Hall Update
Since the time we visited Bo Osborn at Barton Hall for the story in our October 2016 issue, Bo has made the hard decision to part with the hall that he and his late wife so lovingly restored (and he maintains as a tribute to her). We thought it fitting to give one last glance at the amazing restoration they accomplished over their decades of ownership—all the while working the land and paying for the work with a farmer's earnings. [MORE]