By Chelsea Nevin There are many cities that have disappeared into the ocean over the centuries. One such city is featured in the Pirates of the Caribbean films. Port Royal is home to William Turner, Elizabeth Swan and the British Navy. Disney captures the essence of this town though they downplayed the violence and sexual content that this town was infamous for. In reality, Port Royal was described as being […]
By Lisa Peterson By the turn of the 20th Century, German immigrants, many of them Jewish, were coming to America in droves to start a new life. They landed in New York City equipped with their trade, as milliners, tailors, and hat makers. These men and women were skilled at the various stages required to make clothes. Their talents included jobs as seamstresses, dressmakers, pattern cutters, quilters, knitters, and even […]
By Josh Fox While America hasn’t been the greatest country in the world for long, it’s been attracting immigrants for centuries. Whether it’s because of difficulties in their homelands or the idea of new opportunities, people from all corners of the globe have ventured to America. One country that’s no stranger to this is Germany, with over forty-four million Americans claiming German descent. A good percentage of […]
Sara Etgen-Baker is digging through her grandmother’s attic one day and comes across a box of old photographs of ancestors she’s never met. She learns about their past, their family, and their adventure that led her family to travel from Germany to America.
By Rebecca Shaw Wells have inspired everything from songs and ballads to fables and poems. Throughout centuries and across cultures, water has been thought to have healing powers. Therefore, many springs, lakes, and wells full of water were protected and used as places of worship. Water is a necessity for life, making it no surprise that fresh bodies of water were so appreciated. As Audrey Hepburn, the actress and UNICEF […]
By Rebecca Shaw It is the only window we have into the personal lives of our family whom we have lost or may have never met. Many of us have them littered around our house or crammed into a shoebox somewhere. With todays technology, most people have probably taken one recently. Photography has only been a round for a couple centuries, however it has become the main way we document […]