Piracy in Charleston S.C, The Pirate House thumbnail

The Pirate House in Charleston, SC it is believed, once played host to smugglers and pirates, extending hospitality to Blackbeard himself. Is there any truth to the legends? Does it matter? A look at piracy along our southern seaboard.

Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous 2011 & memories from the gutter thumbnail

One of the most important victories of the western theater in the American Revolution was at Vincennes, Indiana, which still celebrates George Rogers Clark's victory. An historical reenactment, authentic period music & libations are served up with photos from the 2011 Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous in Vincennes, IN

Yorktown Battlefield Historic Site: Vive la Yorktown! thumbnail

The role of France in the American Revolution is often overlooked. Here the History Trekker visits Yorktown Battlefield and takes a look at the role of the French in the decisive battle for our nation's independence.

Return to Sleepy Hollow, from an essay by Washington Irving thumbnail

In addition to the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving wrote a short essay about returning to Sleepy Hollow, titled simply Sleepy Hollow. Armed with these writings, the author heads to Sleepy Hollow, New York, in search of the places which brought the legends to life.

Historical Reenactments: The Fishers Renaissance Faire, Fishers Indianapolis – authentically fun thumbnail

Renaissance fairs and medieval festivals are the red-headed step children of historical re-enactments, for the simple reason that we have no medieval history in this country. A trip to The Fishers Renaissance Faire


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