How many inventions are discovered accidentally? Here’s an article from a 1917 Youth’s Companion about the invention of the gas burner. Read More
October 9, 2017—an official holiday in the United States: Columbus Day.
Did you know that 2017 is the 125th anniversary of Columbus Day?
And it’s also the 125th anniversary of the Pledge of Allegiance?
How in the world are they related? Read More
Have you ever heard of Chautauqua?
It’s a magical place where you can experience the past, the present, and the future, all in one day.
In 2017, the Chautauqua season opened with a week on Invention. Read More
How does telling young people how special they are affect their work ethic? An author 100 years ago looks at the consequences.
We may be able to have an important, civil conversation if we look at the values that unite us—the basic traditional cultural values that have allowed the United States to take in immigrants from all over the world and turn them into “Americans.”