Follow Gazette665 on InstagramHad a wonderful day at The Lincoln Memorial Shrine's open house to celebrate the 16th president's upcoming birthday! (Swipe for more pictures) This year our living history presentation focused on the creation and importance of primary sources with a focus on women's writing from the Civil War.Who's looking forward to Valentine's Day? Do you have a favorite history fact about this holiday?
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If you ask someone to name a classic, holiday song for New Year’s Eve, they’ll probably come up with Auld Lang Syne. When I was a kid, my grandfather would whistle or sing part of the song and I could … Continue reading
One of my favorite Christmas songs is We Three Kings. Written about the same time as Jingle Bells, these lyrics and tune are different than the sleighing song and originally intended for church and religious plays. Based on the Biblical … Continue reading
The last couple years Jingle Bells has literally started my holiday season. When I help with parlor music at the Drum Barracks Civil War Museum, this is the song that kids love. They might not know The First Noel or … Continue reading
What better way to start our December series about traditional Christmas songs (for the fourth year in a row; can you believe it?) than with a hymn opening with word pictures of announcing angels? For Christians, Christmas holds special religious … Continue reading
This is a song that I knew by tune but not by lyrics for many years. I discovered the lyrics in a music book as I learned to play the melody on harp and knew there must be some great … Continue reading