Episode 17: The French and Indian War

I'm so excited to be back! 

American colonists fought with the British army in The French and Indian War, but we don't talk about it much anymore. Today, we have an expert from Fort Ticonderoga, which was really important during the war, to tell us all about why it mattered so much.

Death of General Wolfe by Benjamin West, painted in 1770


Episode 16: Colonial Christmas

Two things I love are Christmas and learning about colonial America, so I am crazy about this episode. Matt Arthur from Tryon Palace in North Carolina joins us to answer Christmas questions from the incredible 6 year-old Ella. 

In this episode, learn all about how Christmas was celebrated in Colonial times. 







Episode 15: Hanukkah and Other Jewish Holidays in Colonial America

With Hanukkah celebrations underway around the world, we're taking some time this week to talk about how Jewish holidays were celebrated in colonial America. 12 year-old Zachary joins us with questions about holidays and Jewish culture, and Andrew Porwancher, history professor with the University of Oklahoma, joins us to answer them!          


A coloring page for while you listen

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Also check out Colonial Williamsburg's resources here



Episode 14: Thanksgiving!

In this Thanksgiving special, we talk about Thanksgiving! How did it start, and how did it become the holiday as we know it today? Plus, did Virginia have the REAL first Thanksgiving, not the Pilgrims, like we've always thought?

Jennie Augusta BrownscombeThe First Thanksgiving at Plymouth, 1914, 
Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, Massachusetts


Episode 13: Colonial Books and Reading

What did people read in the colonial era? How were books printed? How else the the written word shape early America? This week, we're joined by an expert from the American Antiquarian Society to answer these questions and more on books and reading in colonial times!

As mentioned in the podcast, learn about Isaiah Thomas, patriot printer here


Thomas Paine Coloring Page (source)