Other News

History: Time Capsules: Boon or Boondoggle?

History: Time Capsules: Boon or Boondoggle?

By Henry J. Pratt    Is burying our artifacts in time capsules just a game, or is it a primitive urge to squirrel away a piece of our lives for future generations?    If one includes the practice of lodging odds and ends in the cornerstone of buildings, then the origin of time capsules goes back to at least ancient Babylon.    Paul […]

by · February 2, 2021 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Electric Appliances Bring Modern Living

Electric Appliances Bring Modern Living

By Robert Reed      Electrical kitchen appliances were mostly a 20th century deliverance for the homemaker. It was not that devices that not been invented. Henry Seely of New York City obtained a patent for an electric flat iron in 1882, and Dr. Schuyler wheeler developed an electric propeller fan that same year. But home electricity was not that […]

by · February 2, 2021 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Sheet Music Can Capture the Times

Sheet Music Can Capture the Times

By Maureen Timm    One of the really neat things about music, and there are many, is that it reflects the times. Lyrics tell how people feel and about the events of the period. In many ways music gives us a more accurate picture of people and events of the period than any other method available.    The Catholic Church was the […]

by · February 2, 2021 · 0 comments · Feature Article
What Is It? January 2021

What Is It? January 2021

   We had quite a few guesses for our January What Is It. Briefly as Serge Silver of Golden said, “This is a sterling silver Victorian-era chatelaine with seven implements.” Suzanne Capra of Wheat Ridge adds, “Victorian women wore this attached to a belt and it contained sewing items or any other thing the lady chose to wear.” Jean Helzer of […]

by · January 4, 2021 · 0 comments · What Is It?
January 18, 2021 — Martin Luther King Day: The Meaning of the King Holiday

January 18, 2021 — Martin Luther King Day: The Meaning of the King Holiday

By Coretta Scott King    The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. We commemorate as well the timeless values he taught us through his example — the values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service that so radiantly defined Dr. King’s character and empowered his […]

by · January 4, 2021 · 0 comments · Feature Article