10 Intriguing Facts About The Medici

10 Intriguing Facts About The Medici

The Medici family was a powerful Italian family that was involved in politics, money and much more.  The Medici was called “The Godfathers of the Renaissance”. They supported artists, ruled cities and were thought to be one of the wealthiest …[Continue]

10 Facts About Jamestown Settlement

10 Facts About Jamestown Settlement

Jamestown Settlement was colonized by English settlers on May 14, 1607, becoming the first permanent American settlement. Jamestown, Virginia was settled 13 years prior to Massachusetts, Plymouth Plantation. 1.  Four Ships Set Sail In December of 1606, Admiral Christopher Newport, …[Continue]

10 Facts About Amelia Earhart

10 Facts About Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas on July 4, 1897 to Amy and Edwin Earhart. Her greatest ambition was to become the first woman to pilot a plane. Amelia Earhart succeeded in her goal and was the first woman …[Continue]

10 Facts About Pilgrims of Plymouth

10 Facts About Pilgrims of Plymouth

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

10 Facts about Paul Cézanne

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

Facts About 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]