Today is International Bog Day, established in Scotland in 1991 to raise awareness of the importance of bogs to our ecosystems. Like any special occasion, it should be celebrated with a cake. Along with an example of a Bog Day cake, the site below offers several other history-themed cakes. Bon appétit!

July’s history based or bygone era TV and/or movie suggestions: Anne Of Green Gables (1986) (Edwardian Era Canada) The Jungle Book (Disney Animated, 1967) (Indian Fable) Marco Polo (1982) (Medieval)

July’s history based or bygone era book suggestions. Ages 3-7 Players In Pigtails by Shana Corey (WW II) Robin Hood & The Golden Arrow by Robert San Souci (Medieval Legend) You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer by Shana Corey (19th-Century Women’s Rights Movement)   Ages 7-9 Betrayal by Ann Jungman (WW II) Hopscotch Histories: Hoorah […]

Almost everyone has heard of Florence Nightingale, but the Crimean War produced another nurse worthy of note. The mixed race daughter of a Scottish soldier and a traditional native healer, Mary Jane Seacole (née Grant) was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1805. She shared her mother’s interest in medicine, but also liked travel, and combined […]

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! The above poster didn’t really appear on walls and trees back in the fifteenth century, and the fleeing urchin article wasn’t really in any of the London newspapers back in Victorian Times, but kids can have fun this summer creating ‘historical’ posters, newspapers, and other documents. The ones featured relate to […]

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