Monthly Archives: July 2015

HISTORIC SURPRISE: PAW PRINTS

Even for history buffs, plodding through ponderous old documents can be a dull task, but occasionally they come across something they’re not expecting. University of Sarejevo teaching and research assistant, Emir O. Filipović, certainly did in July of 2011. While looking through a fifteenth-century medieval manuscript from Dubrovnik in Croatia, Filipović found the paw prints […]

HISTORIC MOVIE IDEAS FOR JULY

July’s historic viewing suggestions:   1776 (1972) (American Revolution) Anastasia (1956) (Russian Revolution) The Greatest Show On Earth (1952) (Mid-20th Century) Justin Morgan Had A Horse (Disney, 1972) (18th-Century America) The Pied Piper (1942) & (1990) (WW II) The Proud Rebel (1958) (Post Civil War America)

DON’T FORGET THE ‘STORY’

Here are some historic and/or July-born author book suggestions.   Ages 3-7 Davy Crockett Gets Hitched by Bobbi Miller (Pioneer Days) The Princess & The Wizard by Julia Donaldson (Medieval) The Wheat Doll by Alison L. Randall (Pioneer Days) Ages 7-9 Canadian Flyer Adventures # 2: Danger, Dinosaurs! by Frieda Wishinsky (Prehistoric Times) Charlotte by […]

HAPPY 60th ANNIVERSARY, DISNEYLAND

I like Disneyland. I’ve been several times, with children and without. With is better. Most were just regular trips, but in 1995, I took the youngest member of the next generation to the 40th anniversary. I debated whether or not to attend on the actual day. Would it be overcrowded because it was the actual […]

HISTORY SHARE: PHOTOS OF THE LAST DAYS OF THE ROMANOVS

In 1789, oppression of the masses brought about a bloody revolution in France that led to the violent demise of most of its aristocracy. Having learned nothing from this, Russia’s royals went right on oppressing their own masses and, by 1917, had irked them sufficiently to spark the Russian revolution that ultimately led to their […]

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HISTORIC WORTH-A-VISIT SHARE: DINOSAUR EXHIBITS

With Jurassic World now in theatres around the world, kids are likely to have more interest in dinosaurs than ever before. (And even before, most of them were interested. There’s just something about the critters.) In consequence, dinosaur exhibits and inter-active programmes abound. Some, such as the ones at the Royal Tyrrell Museum near Drumheller […]

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