Patriot Day, April 19

The “shot heard ’round the world” came at dawn on April 19, 1775, at Lexington, Massachusetts, as British Regulars marched on colonials–the second shot was fired at Concord on April 20.   The encounters marked the first outright armed conflict...

Our Third President’s Birthday – April 13, 1743

Celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s 270th birthday!  Born at Shadwell Plantation in Albemarle  County, Virginia, to Peter and Jane Randolph Jefferson, he was the third of their ten children and the first son.  His father died in 1757 and his mother in 1776, a few...

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