Commemorating the100th Anniversary of the Death of Quentin Roosevelt

Commemorating the100th Anniversary of the Death of Quentin Roosevelt

On July 14, 1918, a little over a year after the United States entered World War I, Quentin Roosevelt, the youngest of Theodore and Edith Roosevelt’s 6 children, was shot down and killed by a German Fokker plane over the Aisne River in France. His plane fell behind enemy lines, near the village of Chamery. He was a pilot and flight commander with the 95th “Kicking Mule” Aero Squadron in the United States Air Service.

What Is So Special About the Gardens at Mount Vernon? I Mean, Really?

What Is So Special About the Gardens at Mount Vernon? I Mean, Really?

I know gardens may seem totally, totally boring!!  And unless you're a lover of eating the freshest food ever, you probably see gardens as not very important. Farms maybe, but not gardens!  But you're really missing something totally interesting, if you accept this!! You can learn a lot about people and periods in history from studying gardens. 

Thinking About White House History - From a Director's Viewpoint

Thinking About White House History - From a Director's Viewpoint

Certainly, the dirctor of a play must see history differently! We wanted to know if this is true. 

Enter Chris Daileader, one of the directors of our Pickle Pea Walks. We were able to catch Chris between his many acting and directing commitments and get his thoughts about this. Here is part of our conversation with "our" very talented Chris.

The Importance of Gardens in Early America

The Importance of Gardens in Early America

Why did the new United States of America need gardens? After all not everyone has gardens today. And does anyone care? Today almost everyone has a mobile phone and we could honestly live without one. So, why is it essential that we have one? Every youth measures his/her worth and how well he/she fits-in by having or not having just the right mobile phone. Well, the young Unites States was no different.

Ceremonies at the White House - Honoring Foreign Heads of State

Ceremonies at the White House - Honoring Foreign Heads of State

The White House has been the official residence of all US presidents since John Adams, our second president, and First Lady, Abigail Adams, moved into the house in November of 1800. But the White House actually belongs to the people of the United States. It’s often been called the People’s House. It’s a place for the nation to meet and celebrate joyous national occasions, share in times of mourning, honor heroes and showcase some incredible national talent.

The White House — Home To Some Very Interesting Pets

The White House — Home To Some Very Interesting Pets

Besides being an important office, the White House is also a home and many American homes have pets. So, of course, First Families since 1800 have had their own pets. Everyone loves being worshiped enthusiastically and unconditionally and many pets do just this!  Presidents and their families keep pets for the same reason anyone else does – they love them.

Coming To Washington, DC Soon --- A Most Surprising New Look at An Early U.S. President

Coming To Washington, DC Soon --- A Most Surprising New Look at An Early U.S. President

Have you ever thought about it ---- How do we know what our earliest presidents looked like?  Hmm! Well? There is no one living today who has ever seen our early presidents in person. So, think about it! How DO we know what our early presidents REALLY looked like?

Besides Being U.S. Presidents, What is the Most Important Thing George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt Have In Common?

Besides Being U.S. Presidents, What is the Most Important Thing George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt Have In Common?

If you are un-aware of this connection, you definitely need to get to Washington, DC ASAP and do some research in person!

Hint: Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson and Roosevelt can be found bobbling around out “in left field”!

Come Fly A Kite!

Come Fly A Kite!

Yes, come fly a kite at the Blossom Kite Festival to be held on March 31, 2018. The beautiful Blossom Kite Festival is not just for kids. It's great fun for the whole family!! It draws serious kite fliers from all over the world who have unbelievable skills, both at creating their own kites and at flying them. At times the competition can get quite intense.