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Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory

Julia Ward Howe woke up before sunrise one morning in 1861, and history was made. When she woke, Julia heard the tramping of soldiers marching beneath her window in her room in Washington. Suddenly, the...

Ellen Craft Travels in Time

On Martin Luther King Day, actress Jennifer Goran had the crowd mesmerized as she portrayed Ellen Craft (the Vanishing Woman) at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park near Indianapolis. Even the youngest in the audience...

The Museum That Changed My Life

In a little over a week, I will be returning to the museum that altered my writing career and led to my passion--writing historical novels. On Saturday, November 17, at 1 p.m., I will...

The Church of the Death Strip

First, the East Germans tried to kill the Church of Reconciliation by surrounding it with walls, barbed wire, and booby traps. Then they blew it up. But the church lives on today with the...