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Martha Washington

What Did Hamilton Drink?

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz | Posted 07.25.2016 | Entertainment
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

As I sipped my Nederlander Theater Hamiltini during the intermission for Hamilton, I wondered what Alexander drank. Well, I figured the actors in thos...

The Other Washington

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Traces of this other Washington are everywhere. As the new capital was rising from former woods and swampland, slaves labored on many of its buildings, including the White House and the Capitol.

Women and People of Color Soon on U.S. Paper Currency?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.25.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Since the year 2020 marks the 100 year commemoration of the passage of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution granting women the vote, petition organizers argue that the time has long-since come for women to grace our currency, especially our paper bills.

Dining In 1799 At Mount Vernon

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 12.18.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

The house is a microcosm of early American history. The portrait of Louis the XVI in the dining room reminds you of the pivotal role he played in financing the American revolution.

Michelle Obama Makes First Lady History... and What Was She Wearing?

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

It was a gray dress. Enough said. Credit/Getty Images More vital to the long-term interests of the nation than the clothes she wore one particular...

America's First Ladies and Their Jewelry

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Kate Kelly

The types of jewelry the various first ladies wore and what they spent on their adornments gives an interesting lens through which to view a presidency as well as a specific time period in our country's history.

Martha Washington Redux: America's First MILF

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Hold on to your hats folks or at least your iPod earbuds, Martha Washington was actually a babe! Also, she avidly consumed Gothic romance novels. Me-ow!