Fun Facts with Hamilton: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Every year on November 25th, millions of Americans tune in to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade is one the most colorful and festive events in the entire year –bigger-than-life balloons, incredibly sophisticated floats, celebrity artists, marching bands, and street performers all make up this entertainment spectacle! Beginnings The very first parade was on November 27th, 1924. Macy’s …

Fun Facts with Hamilton:  It’s All About Halloween

Ah, Halloween. The time of the year when we purposefully try to scare ourselves silly and stock up on a year’s supply of candy with the after-the-holiday sale. In honor of all the sugary goodness, here’s your Halloween edition of Fun Facts with Hamilton! It started with the Celts Halloween originated in ancient Ireland. Way back in the day, over …

Fun Facts with Hamilton: The Assembly Line and the Model T 

Without a doubt, manufacturing wouldn’t be where it is today without Henry Ford and his assembly line! So, because we just enjoyed Labor Day and in celebration of modern-day manufacturing, here is your next edition of Fun Facts with Hamilton! Interchangeable Parts   Before the Industrial Revolution, manufactured goods were created with parts often hand-crafted by people with different skill levels …

Fun Facts with Hamilton: 4th of July Edition

Ahh . . . the 4th of July. America’s favorite holiday! It’s a day we celebrate freedom! A time to commemorate the moment in our history when we declared that  “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, …

Fun Facts with Hamilton – Valentine’s Day!

Ah, February. (Sigh.) The month of romance, chocolate, and over-priced roses. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and we don’t know about you, but we’re excited! While telling people in your life that you love them is something to be done any time of the year, it’s nice there’s one whole day set aside for celebrating. So, for all …