Along with sweltering heat and humidity, summer also brings with it a deep sense of nostalgia. Many of us hold fond memories of backyard barbecues, building sand castles at the beach and watching fireflies light up the trees at night. This time of year also inspires countless adults to reminisce about their youthful days at summer camp.
The first summer camps were founded in North America during...Read More
This post is by Tammy Kiter, Manuscript Reference Librarian.The pursuit of a vegetarian lifestyle is certainly not a new concept. On the contrary, ancient civilizations in India, Asia, Southern Europe and Egypt explored meat-free diets long before the veggie burger was invented. Throughout the Age of Enlightenment and spanning into the early 19th century, England also saw an increase of people who chose to abstain from eating meat. In the United States, there was a resurgence of...Read More
Written by Joseph Ditta, Reference Librarian.
In honor of Presidents’ Day, come with us back to 1889, when the celebrations marking the centennial of George Washington's inauguration as first president of the United States were in full swing. Perhaps the most impressive manifestation of New York's pride of place as the location for that memorable event was the triumphal arch the City erected across the foot of Fifth Avenue, just north of Washington Square. Designed by...Read More
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