The Rise and Fall of the Powdered Wig

In popular culture, many gentlemen of the 18th century are shown wearing curly white wigs as a part of their everyday look. Gilbert Stuart, the famous portraitist who painted the Founding Fathers, depicted five of the first six Presidents with pure white hair. Modern viewers often assume that these are wigs, mostly due to the proliferation of wig-wearing in movies and television.

Witness Trees

Witness trees, like the land we save, have seen things we cannot imagine, and bear the marks of our nation's history.

Healing Heroines

Not only did these women help advance the medical field, they contributed to the U.S. military and showed that non-combatants play a vital role in the war effort.

The Confederate Ironclad that Secured a Japanese Revolution

When cutting edge naval technology misses the conflict it was built for, sometimes it ends up securing a revolution on the other side of the world.

Sip Sip Hurrah! How Coffee Shaped Revolutionary America

Here are 5 facts to pique your curiosity about how this perky beverage played a role in the Revolution.

Epic Shade and Clapbacks from the Civil War

Here are 5 Civil War exchanges that illustrate our nation’s proud history of fearless, searing comebacks and witticisms. 

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