“The Southern Girl’s Reply”

Unidentified girl in mourning dress holding framed photograph of her father as a cavalryman with sword and Hardee hat – tintype, ca. 1870, Library of Congress IntroductionEvery spring I teach a unit on the American Civil War, after which my colleagues and I take our 8th graders to spend three days exploring the … → read more

28TH ANNUAL SEA MUSIC FESTIVAL AT MYSTIC SEAPORT THIS WEEKEND

A true gem of the festival season is taking place this weekend in Mystic, CT. The 28th Annual Sea Music Festival at Mystic Seaport will officially begin on Thursday evening with a “Fitting Out” concert near the Seaport’s Lighthouse points. Friday’s schedule will include a few events during the day … → read more