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July 4th Celebration … 19th Century Style!
July 3, 2010 – 3:16 am | 727 Comments
July 4th Celebration … 19th Century Style!

Fife and drum music, militia marching, and readings of the Declaration of Independence will be presented during both day and evening festivities at Old Sturbridge Village. During the day, visitors can also sign a giant …

Revolver from Confederate Warship Alabama
June 20, 2010 – 3:06 am | 3,856 Comments
Revolver from Confederate Warship Alabama

An historic Colt 1862 Revolver that belonged to Lieutenant A. Sinclair of the Confederate States Navy, who served aboard the Alabama, the famous Civil War raider, for sale at Bonhams.

Feeding the Troops: Gettysburg Refreshment Saloon
June 14, 2010 – 3:07 am | 1,825 Comments
Feeding the Troops: Gettysburg Refreshment Saloon

The Refreshment Saloon in the new Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center offers visitors a glimpse into the diet of the Civil War soldier and efforts by volunteers to supplement government-issue rations.
While Union troops fared much …

Rare Look at Mark Twain
June 12, 2010 – 9:00 am | 3,214 Comments
Rare Look at Mark Twain

A rare picture of not only Mark Twain, the well-known rowdy and often bawdy humorist, but also Samuel Langhorne Clemens, the devoted husband and father is visible through the almost 200 items to be auctioned …