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An American Mastodon in Paris: A Story of Charles Willson Peale
November 9, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Photo courtesy of wikipedia Charles Wilson Peale: ever heard of him?  Most people haven’t heard his name, but they probably have seen his work. Peale was one of the most famous portrait artists in the Colonies, and later the new United States, in the late 18th Century. He painted seven portraits of George Washington, some […]

Peale-ing Back American History: the Life of Charles Willson Peale and his Cabinet of Curiosities
April 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

In the first fan girl crush blog about Charles Willson Peale, I talked about how Peale created the first American Museum. Today, I’m talking about the rest of his life. Part of the reason I admire Peale so much is that his attitude about life seemed to be, “I can figure that out.” If he […]

Book List: Warfare and Soldiers
July 1, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

HMNS is currently hosting three special exhibitions, two of which are Genghis Khan and Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor, so the topic for this month’s booklist is soldiers and warfare. Jean Fritz, author of Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold, has written numerous books about American history and explains her work: “My approach is that […]

Looking Back…
September 5, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

In case you were wondering about notable science events that happened the week following September 5… photo credit: auntjojo September 6, 3114 BC, is the supposed start date for the Mayan Long Count Calendar. The Mayan calendar ends with a cataclysm, which is actually fast approaching. On our calendar, the cataclysm is set to take place on […]


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