Dads Love Local Contest Results

Dads Love Local Contest Results

Recently Arcadia Publishing and The History Press ran a display contest for local retailers that challenged them to create outstanding store displays for Father’s Day featuring local products. The Dads Love Local contest ran through Friday, June 19th, and was open to any independent retailer. The winner, chosen by a panel of Arcadia and History […]

It’s Beer Season in Portland!!!

It’s Beer Season in Portland!!!

There is a barrel full of Craft Beer Weeks occurring across the country over the next month. Drink in the changes that have been brewing in those cities with our mini beer blog series. Steven Shomler, author of the brand new Portland Beer Stories and Portland Food Cart Stories, wraps up the series with a […]

Meet the Author of Mississippi Moonshine Politics

Meet the Author of Mississippi Moonshine Politics

Meet Janice Branch Tracy–author of Mississippi Moonshine Politics: For most states, the repeal of prohibition meant a return to a state of legally drunken normalcy, but not so in Mississippi. The Magnolia State went dry over a decade before the nation, leaving bootleggers to establish political and financial holds they were unwilling to lose. For […]

Gallant Fox and the Origin of the Triple Crown

Gallant Fox and the Origin of the Triple Crown

With excitement building for the 2015 Belmont Stakes, we asked Kimberly Gatto, author of Belmont Park: The Championship Track, to give us historical perspective on this third race in the Triple Crown. All photos are courtesy of the Belair Stable Museum. On Saturday, June 6, horse racing fans will hold their collective breaths as the bay […]

Asheville Beer Redux

Asheville Beer Redux

There is a barrel full of Craft Beer Weeks occurring across the country over the next month. Drink in the changes that have been brewing in those cities with our mini beer blog series. Anne Fitten Glenn, author of Asheville Beer: An Intoxicating History of Mountain Brewing (The History Press 2012), kicks off the series with […]

Chicago Craft Beer Week – What’s Brewing in the Windy City?

Chicago Craft Beer Week – What’s Brewing in the Windy City?

There is a barrel full of Craft Beer Weeks occurring across the country over the next month. Drink in the changes that have been brewing in those cities with our mini beer blog series. Denese New, author of Chicago by the Pint: A Craft Beer History of the Windy City (The History Press 2011), kicks […]

Viola Gentry, the “Flying Cashier”

Viola Gentry, the “Flying Cashier”

We asked Jennifer Bean Bower, author of one of our recently published women’s history titles, North Carolina Aviatrix Viola Gentry: The Flying Cashier, to tell us more–what was the inspiration behind writing this historic tribute. Viola Gentry of Rockingham County, North Carolina, learned to fly in 1924 and quickly achieved greater heights. In 1925, the […]

Very superstitious? Friday the 13th facts…

Very superstitious? Friday the 13th facts…