Party With The Young, The Old, The Dead...Every Friday.

Rutherford B. Hayes

Rutherford B. Hayes – October 4, 1822               Born in Ohio Father died two months before he was born Graduated first in his class from Kenyon College, then went to Harvard Law School Worked as a lawyer in Ohio for several years When he wa

Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams – September 27, 1722             Born in Boston Had 11 brothers & sisters, but only 3 lived past three years old Samuel graduated from Harvard College with a degree in politics when he was 18 years old, and went on to earn his Maste

Arnold ‘Red’ Auerbach

Arnold ‘Red’ Auerbach – September 20, 1917     Decorations: Basketball Nothing says basketball like an orange plate, after you take a Sharpie to it!  We added a whistle and decorated the balloons on our grocery store’s stock birthday cake to complete

Milton Hershey

Milton Hershey – September 13, 1817               Born in Derry, PA Did not have access to formal schooling as a boy As a teenager, he worked as an apprentice under a candy maker for four years He borrowed $150 from his aunt and started a candy

Lee Archer Jr.

Lee “Buddy” Archer Jr. – September 6, 1919                   Born in Yonkers, NY Went to New York University after high school Graduated and joined the Army, hoping to be a fighter pilot (African Americans were not allowed

Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley – August 30th, 1797                       Born in London, England Her mother died shortly after Mary was born, and her father cared for her and her older sister, Fanny Her father remarried, and her new stepmothe

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare – April 26, 1564                 Born and raised in Stratford, a market town in Warwichshire, England His father John Shakespeare was a glover (maker of gloves), and his mother Mary was the daughter of an affluent farmer. His

Eliot Ness

Eliot Ness – April 19, 1903   Activity: Solve a Crime! The kids are going to solve a crime, following a series of clues to identify the criminal. The “criminal” will be a toy (doll, dinosaur, action figure, etc.) in the house. Each clue they solve will lead them clos

Henry Clay

Henry Clay, April 12, 1777   Activity: Clay Clay Creations! Make clay creations that have something to do with Henry Clay’s life

Colin Powell

Colin Powell – April 5, 1937     Activity: Awards Have fun learning about some of the most famous military awards & decorations a soldier can earn – focusing on the ones Colin Powell wears MEDAL OF HONOR: The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration