History Stories
CATEGORY: Children
Nine of the Most Collectible School Lunch Boxes, 1935 to Now
September 7, 2017

Iconic school lunchboxes through the ages. Read More

Why Fear of Big Cities Led to the Creation of Summer Camps
August 7, 2017

Millions of children pack their bags each year and head to camps ranging from the rustic to the super-luxurious. But it was not always so. Read More

Babysitters Accused of Satanic Crimes Exonerated After 25 Years
June 21, 2017

Fran and Dan Keller were convicted in 1992, during a mass hysteria over the alleged Satanic ritual abuse of children that swept the nation beginning in the 1980s. Read More

History for Kids: Our Favorite Children’s Books
March 2, 2017

HISTORY staffers recommend some recently-published books that provide valuable life-lessons through the lens of ground-breaking historical figures. Read More

Little Libertarians on the Prairie: The Hidden Politics Behind a Children’s Classic
February 7, 2017

On the 150th anniversary of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birth, learn about her secret collaborator on the popular “Little House on the Prairie” books and her Libertarian Party connections. Read More

The True Story of the Real-Life Winnie-the-Pooh
October 13, 2016

Find out how a real-life black bear owned by a Canadian soldier serving in World War I inspired the famous children’s book. Read More

The Dark Side of the Grimm Fairy Tales
September 17, 2013

Explore six sinister themes in his work you likely wouldn’t find in a modern-day children’s story. Read More