Episode 217: Pocahontas, Revisited

The only image of her done in her lifetime and this was toward the end of that. Marketing materials of the Virginia Company

In honor of both Native American Heritage Month and American Thanksgiving, we are taking a look back at the life of this woman who did save lives, but not the one the (very popular animated) movie wants you to think.
For the shownotes to this episode, please click on over to 2017 HERE
For information and activities focused on Native American Heritage Month, here is a great one.

Episode 216: Ida Lewis

Ida Lewis circa 1870 via wikicommons

Ida Lewis was a heroine…but she was also a sister, daughter, friend, and dedicated lighthouse keeper, a job where she was uncommonly dedicated and uniquely qualified in the best way imaginable.


Episode 215: New England Field Trip Travelogue

In October of 2022, 44 travelers (and a flock of Seagulls) set off to head back in time to autumnal New England. These are their stories (and mini-history lessons, heartwarming life moments, trivia, and societal observations)

The leaves were peaking in golds and reds; the air was crisp (or cold if you were from a warmer climate) when Boston and Newport opened their doors for us. From our intro dinner at America’s oldest tavern, Bell in Hand, to a sailboat cruise of Newport Harbor, to our final dinner together at Ristorante Fiore in Boston we gobbled up history with each step.

So much history! So many travel tales!

What follows is a (mostly) pictoral essay of our trip, all images relate to something in the episode.

Podcasts are great…except when it comes to describing the indescribable. Wallpaper at Newbury Hotel on our way to brunch at Contessa.

For information on Michaelina Wautier’s Five Senses, visit this link from the Boston Museum of Fine Art

Renoir’s Dance at Bougiva was RIGHT THERE! In front of us! (Yes, we realize that this is what happens at museums, but when that thrill is gone what’s the point of going?)

Let’s start off with a pilgrimage to Lousia May Alcott’s home!

Minute Man statue by Daniel Chester French in Concord, MA. He was a former student of May Alcott’s, he went on to also create the Lincoln Memorial statue in Washington, DC.

Stefani found her fall leaves! (And later, the ones that crunch properly.)

Peeking in the windows of the Robbin’s House in Concord. More information can be found HERE

Paul Revere’s headstone is on the right, the monument placed long after his death is on the left.

The Breakers under an impossibly (yet real) blue sky

Sean, very dapper in his perfect for him new jacket.

Is it sailing if you move away from the dock but don’t put up the sails?

We got very good at posing as a group, at Rosecliff mansion…er, cottage

Sean, Kathy, and Audrey sporting History Chicks Trivia gear (which did not help us even place at trivia at the Fastnet Pub in Newport.)

Trivia at Fastnet Pub in Newport

Inside the stone library at Peacefield, home of the Adams families in Quincy Massachusetts

All of these people were on the London Field Trip in June and were on the dinner cruise.

Acorn Street, Boston (Photo credit: Seagull Dave)

Our tea party in the Courtyard room of the Boston Public Library

To see the New England Holocaust Memorial, please visit their website here, and the US Holocaust Museum on Twitter