Now is the perfect time to start a period of planned reading--with dozens of year-round reading challenges popping up all over the internet.
A Grand Celebration of Irish American History and Culture
Read on for glimpses of Irish American history and culture, as well as recommendations on how to look for Irish ancestors.
Women’s Suffrage in Fredericksburg: Janetta FitzHugh and the Equal Suffrage League
Read about Fredericksburg citizen Janetta R. FitzHugh, who fought for the women's right to vote in the early 20th century.
Detective Fiction’s Golden Age
Join Joy as she guides readers through the a mystery genre filled with amateur sleuths, seemingly impossible crimes, and red herrings galore!
The 1950 Census Is Here!
Census records can reveal family relationships, ages, occupations and more. They are also a window into American life and population trends.
Genealogy Research Tips for Finding Enslaved Ancestors
While researching enslaved ancestors is difficult, it is not impossible. Here are some research tips and resources that you can use to break through into the past and find your family.
Gardening in Small Spaces
You can learn how to use various pots and bits of earth to turn your home, however tiny, into a place of lush colors, delicious tastes, and lovely smells.
Falling in Love with the Bridgertons
Delve into the romantic adventures of this Regency-era family with the NYT best-selling series by Julia Quinn -- coming to Netflix 12/25!
Podcasts Open Your Mind to New Worlds
Podcasts - the perfect combination of entertainment, information, and opinion in a small package.
The Crown: Watching Queen Elizabeth II
Learning history through books, movies, and TV series is a favorite pastime of many people. One of the best shows currently is The Crown, which tells the story of Queen Elizabeth II, how she became queen of the United Kingdom, and how she adapted herself and her family to the work of the sovereign. Elizabeth…
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