1 week ago
On this day in 1755 or 1757, Alexander Hamilton was born on the island of Nevis. Hamilton played critical roles throughout the American Revolution, serving as General George Washington's aide-de-camp, writing 51 essays in The Federalist Papers, founding the United States Coast Guard, and serving as the first Secretary of the Treasury.
Learn more about Hamilton's life and legacy on your next visit: bit.ly/34R70b5
🎨: Alexander Hamilton, by John Trumbull, 1806 via National Portrait Gallery ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
On this day in 1777, General George Washington and his army were victorious at the Battle of Princeton.
Washington charged across the fields of the Clarke family outside Princeton, New Jersey, on Jan. 3, 1777, to rally retreating troops from his army. Exposed to enemy musket fire, Washington led brown-coated Philadelphia Associators (volunteer militia) and Pennsylvania riflemen to drive the British from the battlefield. Some officers thought Washington might be killed for such bold leadership, but the general emerged from the battle unscathed. For those that witnessed the scene, Washington’s charge at Princeton was one of his most inspiring actions as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army.
For more information about Washington's victory at Princeton , see www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/the-revolutionary-war/washingtons-revolutionary-war-battles... ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
Don't throw out your pumpkins just because Halloween is past!
Indigenous peoples of the Eastern Woodlands utilized pumpkins/squash in a variety of ways--including smoking and drying the rings for preservation.
To try this at home: slice thin pieces of pumpkin flesh and arrange the slices (not touching) on a cookie sheet. Cook the slices in an oven set at 140-165 degrees, for 3-4 hours.
Optional: toss the slices in a mix of olive oil, cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar for sweet--or olive oil, garlic powder, and salt for savory. ... See MoreSee Less