National Coffee Day

National Coffee Day is Tuesday, September 29th.  Although the history of National Coffee Day is not completely clear, it was probably created as a jolting (so to speak) reminder to get back to work following a long summer. So in celebration of National Coffee Day, let’s learn more about this wonderful beverage.  The History of… read more >>

A Virtual Visit to Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg began on July 1, 1863; it ended three days later, with the retreat of the battered Confederate Army.  General Robert E. Lee’s plan to invade and crush the North had failed, marking a major turning point in the Civil war.  For this reason, many historians consider Gettysburg to be the war’s pivotal battle.    If history is… read more >>