Forgotten Father’s Day?

The story goes that Father’s Day unofficially started around 1910 in Spokane, Washington, when a woman who was raised by her father heard a sermon about Mother’s Day and decided fathers should be recognized as well, according to the Library of Congress. And thus began the tradition of celebrating fathers on a Sunday in June.... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday, Mr. President

The bright sun and mild temperatures offered us a glimpse of spring this past weekend, just as Marylanders observing Washington’s birthday 139 years ago experienced “unseasonably warm” weather. The weather that day, February 22, 1878, was described as “unpropitious for holiday enjoyments,” as the “oppressive” temperature reached a high of 63 degrees with showers, “...... Continue Reading →

Straw Hat Day

Straw Hat Day was an unofficial holiday across the nation each May signaling the start of spring. This was the day when men would switch from wearing their felt hats to straw hats in anticipation of the warmer weather. Though basically unheard of today, Straw Hat Day advertisements and articles could be found in newspapers... Continue Reading →

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