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Friends that Fought: Thomas Jefferson and John Adams

We all know that Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were two of our Founding Fathers. But did you also know that, while they were close friends for much of their lives, Jefferson and Adams fought regularly, and once went ten years without speaking? This Saturday, Maira Kalman will be here to read from and discuss [...]

Blast From the Past: Fireworks!!

  The history of fireworks is a long one…even in our young United States. We celebrated our first Independence Day with a fireworks display in 1777, six years before we could be certain we would survive the American Revolutionary War! After signing the Declaration of Independence, John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail that the [...]

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