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Treaty of Paris (1783): An Honorable Peace

September 24th, 2023|Categories: History|

Treaty of Paris (1783): An Honorable Peace By Donna K. Keesling Two hundred and forty years ago this month, the American Revolution officially came to an end when British and American delegates signed what is [...]

Fresnel Lenses: Illuminating the Seacoast

February 24th, 2023|Categories: History|Tags: |

Fresnel Lenses: Illuminating the Seacoast By Donna K. Keesling From the earliest times, man attempted to light the shoreline so that seagoing vessels would have a safer passage. But it wasn’t until Augustin Fresnel invented [...]

America’s First Fourth of July

July 22nd, 2021|Categories: History|Tags: , |

America’s First Fourth of July By J. L. Bell, boston1775.net As the latest The Pursuit of History Historical Moments mailing quoted, John Adams praised the Continental Congress’s vote for independence from Britain by writing home [...]

National Parks Posters from the WPA Era

March 29th, 2021|Categories: History|Tags: |

National Parks Posters from the WPA Era By Joanna Wendel   In honor of The Pursuit of History’s limited edition screenprint of Fort Ticonderoga, designed in the iconic style of WPA National Parks posters from [...]

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Innovation in History

July 26th, 2022|History, History Camp|

Dr. Robert Krim’s work over the past 20 years has been focused on Boston’s four centuries innovation.  He worked with a team to establish a very broad organization – The Boston History and Innovation Collaborative [...]

History Camp Online

May 28th, 2020|History, History Camp|

We feel that The Pursuit of History is more important now than ever. Lee was in the back of an Uber coming from the airport when we decided that we were going to have to [...]