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Frank Sinatra Comes To New England

Like George Washington, Frank Sinatra made many forays into New England over his long career. Unlike George Washington, Sinatra came to sing, dance and campaign for politicians. Though he is identified more with Las Vegas, New York and Chicago, Sinatra’s ...

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JFK Redesigns Air Force One

Air Force One looks the way it does because President John F. Kennedy sat on the floor of the Oval Office with an industrial designer, scissors, paper and crayons. It was May 1962, and the Air Force had ordered a ...

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The Pet Names of Famous New Englanders

When the Pilgrims came to America on the Mayflower, they brought with them two dogs described as a spaniel and a mastiff. Though their names are unknown, the pet names of many famous four-legged New Englanders have not been lost ...

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Was Jackie Kennedy the 1st Black First Lady?

When First Lady Jackie Kennedy visited England in 1961, society photographer Cecil Beaton met her at a dinner party. In his journal he commented she had a ‘Negroid’ appearance. Beaton detected what some claimed is Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis’s African ...

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Eat Like A President, Part II

In honor of President’s Day, the New England Historical Society brings you another guide to how to eat like a president. This year our focus is on New England presidents beginning with John Adams and including one or two diversions ...

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