Much of America’s story was forged on domestic battlefields. Honor those who died for our freedom with a wartime heritage site visit.
President’s Day has historically been about patriotism and celebratory eating. Originally a day to mark the birthday of America’s first President, George Washington, this holiday was changed in 1968 to include all great American Presidents and combine Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson who had their own days. Since the culmination of this significant holiday, President’s Day has been associated in celebration with other patriotic holidays such as Memorial Day, Labor Day and Veteran’s Day. It is a day typically set aside to enjoy American activities. Here are a list of five ways to do just that in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
In the mid-18th century, during the French and Indian War, Pittsburgh was little more than a military fort named Fort Duquesne. At the same time, 50 miles to the east, a similar situation was playing out in current-day Ligonier. In more recent history, Ligonier has become well known and especially loved for its kid-friendly amusement parks. With its close proximity to Pittsburgh, its family friendly environment and dually educational and inspirational surroundings, it’s time you made a trip to Ligonier part of your family history.
These early American history legends may be conventional wisdom, and some are even taught in school, but they definitely are not facts. The following myths originated from poems, stories that changed over time or historical […]
The man who allegedly chopped down a cherry tree serves slices from 50 cherry pies at the Tanger Outlets of Washington, Pennsylvania. Born in 1732, the President’s Day host is pretty spry for an elder statesman.