Black Friday’s Unlikely History

What is the history behind Black Friday? How long has it existed? Where did it come from?

The Release of the 1940 US Census – April 2, 2012

On April 2, 2012, at 9 AM (EST), the National Archives will release the 1940 US census schedules at  http://1940census.archives.gov/.  The release, administered by The National Archives in partnership with archives.com, will mark the first time a census has been released online.  Site visitors will gain free access to view, search, print, and download the 1940 census…Read more The Release of the 1940 US Census – April 2, 2012

Escape Mondays – Travel to Jackson, New Hampshire of the White Mountains

Mondays - the beginning of the workweek - can be magical.  When they're not, it's sometimes healthful to turn one's thoughts to escapist getaways.  For me, this takes the form of New Hampshire's White Mountains.  Growing up in Lowell, Massachusetts, I spent a lot of summer days in the White Mountain communities of Conway, Jefferson,…Read more Escape Mondays – Travel to Jackson, New Hampshire of the White Mountains