History Stories
AUTHOR: Erin Blakemore
The Disastrous Backstory Behind the Invention of LEGO Bricks
September 21, 2017

If it wasn’t for a series of fires, the iconic toy may never have been built. Read More

Agent Orange Wasn’t the Only Deadly Chemical Used In Vietnam
September 14, 2017

The “Rainbow Herbicides” left a lethal legacy. Read More

Meet Stagecoach Mary, the Daring Black Pioneer Who Protected Wild West Stagecoaches
September 14, 2017

As a star carrier, her job was to protect the mail on her route from thieves and bandits and to deliver mail. Read More

Want To Eat Like A Colonist? Ask This Virginia Chef
September 14, 2017

Meet the man who recreates colonial recipes. Read More

This 21-Year-Old College Student Designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
September 13, 2017

Maya Lin won a design competition—and sparked a national controversy. Read More

The Messy Fight to Feed Immigrants at Ellis Island
September 13, 2017

Eating in the “world’s largest restaurant” was no picnic. Read More

Nine of the Most Collectible School Lunch Boxes, 1935 to Now
September 7, 2017

Iconic school lunchboxes through the ages. Read More

In Early 1800s American Classrooms, Students Governed Themselves
September 6, 2017

That hall monitor used to be much more powerful. Read More

The Story Behind the Famous Little Rock Nine ‘Scream Image’
September 1, 2017

It didn't end when Central High School was integrated. Read More

Telephone Operators Used to Be Rude Teenage Boys. Then Alexander Graham Bell Heard This Woman’s Voice
August 31, 2017

She made history by talking on the phone. Read More