History of Halloween

Did you know that Halloween usually makes the top 5 in a list of favorite holidays? Why, you ask? Kids love it for the candy and adults like it because they too can dress in costumes and celebrate. Anyone can … Read More

How Father’s Day Changed America

A holiday celebrating fathers, created as the very idea of fatherhood was rapidly changing. But how exactly did we start celebrating the magical gift of fatherhood? … Read More

The Story of Old Glory – History of Flag Day

The American flag – arguably the most familiar symbol of the United States – is also one of the least understood. Although most Americans know what the red and white stripes and blue stars represent, many have no idea about the history of Old Glory. … Read More

The History of Graduation Cap, Gown, & Ceremony

It’s finally arrived! The event everyone in the family and all of your friends are eagerly awaiting… graduation!! But just how exactly did this ritual begin? … Read More

How Cowboys Shaped Fort Worth’s History

All it takes is one step into Fort Worth’s Historic Stockyards, and you’ll be transported to a time when cowboys literally ran the town. Although Fort Worth certainly has its share of modern, urban attractions, it’s untamed western heritage can be felt throughout the city. … Read More

History of Memorial Day: Uniting a Broken Nation

Nobody quite remembers how Memorial Day started, but it’s a widely accepted holiday that is meant to remember those who gave their lives for our country. It began at a time when Americans were terribly divided. … Read More

What’s the deal with Daylight Savings Time?

As if keeping up with your day-to-day schedule wasn’t tough enough, twice a year Daylight Savings Time (DST) throws a wrench in your plans. DST gives or takes a precious hour, forcing you to rearrange your entire calendar. … Read More

The History of Mother’s Day in the U.S.

The story behind the U.S. holiday of Mother’s Day is bittersweet. It began with a young woman’s fight to honor her mother’s memory, and ends with the same woman fighting to abolish the holiday she nearly single-handedly created. … Read More