10 Facts About Pilgrims of Plymouth

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The Pilgrims left England to escape religious oppression, arrest and persecution. They landed in the New World in December of 1620, establishing established a settlement. They named it New Plymouth after the last port they left behind in England. 1.  …[Continue]

10 Facts about Paul Cézanne

Paul Cezanne

1. His Dad Was Rich Growing up in Aix-en-Provence, Paul Cézanne was born to a wealthy family. His father was a banker, and a very well respected individual in the town, therefore Cézanne never had to worry about funding for …[Continue]

10 Facts About Eleanor Roosevelt

10 Facts About Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt’s influence grew, even after the passing of her husband. She made a name for herself as a champion of the less fortunate and has her place in history as a civil and women’s rights leader. 1. Eleanor Roosevelt …[Continue]

Facts About Egyptian Mummies

Facts About Egyptian Mummies

For years, we have been mesmerized by mummy discoveries and the unmasking of the ancient Egyptian civilization that still remains a mystery today.  Museum visits usually showcase evidence of the unique burial ritual, offering some level of insight to a …[Continue]

Facts About Ellis Island

Ellis Island

It’s a wonder if Samuel Ellis, the original owner of Ellis Island, ever dreamed that this tiny island in harbor off the New York coast would ever be as historically prevalent as it is today.  Mr. Ellis purchased the island …[Continue]

Facts About the Mayflower Compact

Facts About the Mayflower Compact

When settlers arrived at New Plymouth in November of 1620, they understood that they would need laws that would govern their new-found society.  Created to be fair for all, the Mayflower Compact was signed by 41 men aboard their ship, …[Continue]

10 Little Known Facts About Ellis Island

10 Little Known Facts About Ellis Island

Ellis Island is best known as the landing place for many immigrants throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.  And while this will always be the primary reason that many know of the island’s existence, there are several, little known facts …[Continue]

About Mahatma Gandhi

About Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in a small western state of India called Porbandar.  His full name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.  His fathers before him were the prime ministers of the princes of Porbandar.  Gandhi admired his …[Continue]