Historical Articles

Eggnog – A Christmas Tradition

Americans have always loved their eggnog. Although the egg and milk-based punch actually originated in Britain where it derived from a medieval beverage called “posset,” it was brought to the American colonies where it remained popular. Thanks to the numerous farms...

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Eggnog – A Christmas Tradition
Historical Articles

Old Fort Niagara’s Colonial Trading Post

As part of the research for the colonial historical novel I'm writing, I recently visited Old Fort Niagara near Youngstown, New York where the mouth of the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario.   In 1726, the French military force in North America desired to build...

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Old Fort Niagara’s Colonial Trading Post
Historical Articles

A Revolutionary War-era Cemetery Inspires

The colonial historical fiction novel that I’m currently writing is set in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania during 1777. It was a frightening time for this county's settlers, many of whom were Scot-Irish Presbyterians, on what was then part of the American...

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A Revolutionary War-era Cemetery Inspires
Historical Articles

How Can Tea Cause Such A Stir?

During the French and Indian War (1756-1763) and Pontiac’s Rebellion (1763-1766), England’s national debt skyrocketed—in part, from the high cost of supplying its military to the American colonies to fight these two wars. After these wars ended, England recognized...

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How Can Tea Cause Such A Stir?

Meet Cynthia Howerter

Meet Cynthia Howerter

As a descendant of men who served in the American Revolution, history flows through my veins.

Growing up, I played in a Revolutionary War fort owned by family and heard fascinating stories of my ancestors' experiences during the war for America's liberty - stories which taught me that history is exciting.

I love using my writing, teaching, research, speaking, and genealogical skills to introduce people to the beginnings of our country when life was anything but boring.

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Cynthia and La-Tan’s book was a Selah Award Finalist at the 2014 Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference

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