Receiving a Gift is Always Interesting --- Especially if You are the President of the United States!

Receiving a Gift is Always Interesting --- Especially if You are the President of the United States!

Kings and queens, chiefs, premiers, presidents and all manner of heads of state have exchanged gifts almost as long as there has been a civilized world. Gifts have been a symbol of respect between people of different cultures, a symbol of peaceful coexistence and international cooperation, even friendship.

But when our country was a young democracy, our leaders felt that accepting gifts from foreign countries was way too dangerous.

Happy Birthday, TR!  How does it feel to be 160 Years Old?

Happy Birthday, TR!  How does it feel to be 160 Years Old?

Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States. He was born Oct. 27, 1858, and died nearly 100 years ago on Jan. 6, 1919.

As a birthday present to Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States from 1901 to 1909 (and father of our beloved Quentin), the Library of Congress has now digitized their extensive collection of his papers and made them available to the public on-line.  

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.