| May 19, 2011
| 4:09 PM
Gunfire. Skullduggery. Bones in the attic.
The story behind the story of the Preakness trophy reads like a great Southern novel.
The Woodlawn Vase has its roots in pre-Civil War Kentucky. It was even buried there to keep it from falling into the wrong...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 1:23 PM
Maryland commuters have long known that there are only three ways to cross the Potomac between Point of Rocks and the nation's capital. What they don't know is that a century and a half ago, there were more than a dozen.
And they're still there today....
| Apr 6, 2011
| 9:47 PM
Midway between Washington and Richmond, this town on the Rappahannock River was fought over and around repeatedly. There are four different battlefields and related historic sites at the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 11:51 AM
The Breezy Bishop Schowcase has a new name and a new location, but the girls basketball competition should be just as fierce in the Beast of the East Showcase scheduled for the second weekend in December at St. Frances and at the Carmelo Anthony Youth...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 1:52 PM
A Union soldier, flanked by goddesses, stands vigil in a Civil War monument that rises high above Wyman Park Dell at Charles and 29th streets.
Area residents are looking out for the dell, too.
They gathered 20-strong at the foot of the statue Saturday,...
| Sep 21, 2008
I grew up in Pennsylvania, near Valley Forge and Independence Hall, two of the most exalted places in American history. But it was always a little town to the west that stole the show - Gettysburg, where thousands fought to the death for the very soul...
| Mar 3, 2009
Go here: With its cobblestone streets, sweeping views of the Delaware River, grassy commons and rich architectural heritage, New Castle's historic district ranks among the finest heritage towns in the Mid-Atlantic. It's got history: William Penn first set...
| Sep 25, 2003
Fall is a wonderful time to enjoy crisp air and turning leaves in the nearby mountains of Maryland and West Virginia. The historic town of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., located where the Potomac River meets the Shenandoah, offers tours of the historic buildings...
| Apr 10, 2011
The remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the first shots of the Civil War at Ft. Sumter, S.C., underway until April 17 will give rise to a host of reenactments throughout the nation until 2015, although you're unlikely to see one on a National Park...
| Sep 8, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Itâs that time of the year, again, when institutions throughout the U.S. hold events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, a period designated by U.S. Congress to acknowledge the presence and contributions of Latinos in the United States. I often find...
| Sep 22, 2010
| 4:32 PM
âA lot of times we tell our parents that they need to be involved but they donât know how to approach the schools or what that means. Itâs helping children with homework, attending parent teacher conferences, going to an open house or atte...
| Oct 11, 2010
| 4:32 PM
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of the Obama administration will be holding a bilingual community forum on Tuesday evening in east Orlando to explain the potential benefits of health-care reform and introduce Central Florida Hispanics...