Monthly Archives: May 2017
Before Netflix…before television…even before radio, there was…Chautauqua! Pronounced ‘Shuh-TAW-Kwa’, these popular tent shows made the rounds of rural communities in both the U.S.A. and Canada, giving people without access to big city entertainment a taste of culture. The first Chautauqua was a religious (Mennonite) summer retreat held on Lake Chautauqua in New York in 1874, […]
On May 28th, 1923, the U.S. Attorney General, Harry M. Daugherty, said it was all right for women to wear trousers. Even in public!
Planting seeds is something people have been doing for a very, very, long time. http://nativesnewsonline.com/2017/04/10/archaeologists-dig-up-an-800-year-old-native-american-pot-what-they-found-inside-is-changing-history/ You’ll also find some ‘seeds of knowledge’ (historical knowledge) being showcased today on Janet Walters’s blog, The Eclectic Writer. (Namely, two of my Time Rose books!) https://wwweclecticwriter.blogspot.ca/
I’m the guest author on the Eclectic Writer today. https://wwweclecticwriter.blogspot.ca/
May’s history movie suggestions are Victorian Era based: Around The World In Eighty Days (1956) Carry On Up The Khyber (1969) (Colonial India) Greyfriars Bobby (Disney, 1961) Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936) Oliver! (1968) Stalky & Co (1982 BBC Mini-Series)
May’s book suggestions are all Victorian Era based. Ages 3-7 Abroad by Thomas Crane & Ellen Houghton Alice Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll Mother Goose Favourites: A Pop-Up Book by Ernest Nistor Ages 7-9 Chimney Child by Laurie Sheehan (Victorian Era) Hopscotch Histories: Grandma’s Seaside Bloomers by Julia Jarman The Lottie Project […]
Since this is Queen Victoria’s birth month (May 24th, 1819), a Victorian birthday party might find favour with kids born in this month. (Or even ones who just like Victorian Times.) COSTUMES For costume ideas, visit: http://www.ehow.com/list_6303335_ideas-homemade-victorian-costumes.html DECORATIONS & OTHER PARTY ITEMS Having small children grub up real linen tablecloths and napkins might not appeal, […]