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June 2, 2019

In the realm of international relations and policy, few can compare to the respect and influence garnered by General George C. Marshall. Over his 44-year military and legislative career, he orchestrated the victorious Allied operations of World War I...

May 26, 2019

Over the course of American history, no one person's celebrity has ever garnered the national esteem bestowed to George Washington: America's premier founding father. He served as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary Wa...

May 12, 2019

Frederick Douglass is one of the most recognizable and championed civil rights leaders in American history. He was a self-educated intellectual who escaped the chains of slavery and exposed its atrocities through rousing orations and written works of...

April 14, 2019

The advent of the American Civil War brought upon a massive wave of patriotic fervor and rhetoric. Volunteers rushed to the front lines with romanticized and masculinized dispositions of what the war effort entailed. Many envisioned a short war fille...

November 25, 2018

For millennia, people have been fascinated by the concept of human flight. From the Greek myth of Daedalus and Icarus to the designs of Leonardo da Vinci, aviation was perceived as an ambitious, yet highly unrealistic, goal to attain. While advances...

September 3, 2018

Andy Warhol was born Andrew Warhola on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest son of Andrej and Julia Warhola, immigrants from eastern Slovakia. The family lived in Soho, an uptown neighborhood which overlooks the Pittsburgh...

July 4, 2018

Independence National Park is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Philadelphia, a colonial oasis inside a bustling modern city. Arguably one of the most significant historic parks in the United States, Independence tells a tale of sacrifice and...

June 7, 2018

Located at 239 Arch Street, the Betsy Ross House stands stately among the high-rises and modern buildings of Philadelphia. This 270-year-old home is believed to be the site of Ross’s upholstery business from 1776 to 1779, and is generally recognized...

May 29, 2018

Beer. It's been a staple of American social life and culture for pretty much the entirety of this country's existence. It also serves as a parallel to our nation's history. Now, when you crack open a cold one, history is probably the furthest thing f...

January 25, 2018

Widely regarded as one of America's most prolific writers, Edgar Allan Poe was a pioneer of Romanticism and Gothic literature. His works--such as "The Raven," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Bells," "The Tell-Tale Heart,"...

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Hi everyone! My name is Tim Murphy. I'm a graduate of the College of William and Mary, passionate historian, and an avid outdoorist. A few years ago, I decided to start a website dedicated to our nation's rich history, diverse culture, and breath-taking nature. Follow along as we explore and discover the wonders America has to offer!

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