Frances Wright: Unsung Heroine of the Suffrage Movement
Frances Wright: Unsung Heroine of the Suffrage Movement
March 19, 2014

When you think of Women’s History Month, which names come to mind? Many people rightfully associate Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton with the women’s rights movement of the 1800s. After all, they founded the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1869, an organization to help women gain the right to vote. For all of…

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Halloween History: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Halloween History: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
October 25, 2013

The origins of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” lie shrouded in mystery. Some say that the character of the Headless Horseman was inspired by the German folktale “The Wild Huntsman.” Washington Irving may have heard this tale while traveling abroad. Others insist that the Headless Horseman was based on an actual Hessian soldier who was…

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Explore the Beekman Family Tree!
Explore the Beekman Family Tree!
October 2, 2013

How far back can you trace your family tree? The Beekman family can trace its roots in New York City all the way back to 1647, when Wilhelmus Beekman arrived in New Amsterdam on the same ship as Director-General Peter Stuyvesant! Wilhelmus Beekman was born on April 28, 1623 in Holland. As a young man…

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