The Fort Mifflin Blog
It’s well documented that engaging your creativity brings health benefits – from enhancing well-being to boosting immunity, while often leaving you with something beautiful or useful (or fun!) in the end.
Commemorating Memorial Day
In Flanders Fields: The World's Most Famous War Memorial Poem
Many of our fellow Fort friends are service veterans and knew people that made the ‘supreme sacrifice’. We should remember and honor all those that have sacrificed their lives so that our country continues to be the beacon of freedom and opportunity. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should take a few moments […]Read Article
Preserve Arts and Culture Funding
These are challenging times for all of us – both personally and professionally. Visitor-facing cultural organizations have lost earned income streams with an uncertain future as communities recover from the pandemic and necessary shut-down. Facing a recovery period against the backdrop of reduced or eliminated government support for arts and culture will mean that many […]Read Article
#MakeItBetterMonday – Flags and Symbols
What will YOUR flag mean?
A symbol is something that represents or stands for something else – often an idea or abstract concept. The American flag is an easily recognized symbol of patriotism, its meaning extending beyond the 13 stripes for 13 colonies and 50 stars for 50 states. The federal courts determined that the American flag is “the symbol […]Read Article
#MakeItBetterMonday – Create a primary source
Let future historians learn from you!
How do historians learn what really happened in the past? There are many ways to learn this information, but the most valuable way is through the study of primary sources. A primary source is an original piece of information created at the time under study such as a diary, letter, newspaper article including eye witness […]Read Article
#MakeItBetterMonday – Keep Your Powder Dry
Black powder and the American Revolution
The Revolutionary War was fought on both sides of the battle lines by armies equipped with smooth bore, muzzle loading flintlock muskets. Cartridges rolled out of paper and filled with a musket ball and black powder were individually loaded and down the muzzle of the musket, packed at the breach with a ram-rod and fired […]Read Article