Harvest Celebrations from the mid- to latter-half of the 19th century, as reported in newspapers in the United States, show the different types of “Harvest Customs” celebrated. Some customs and words were borrowed from various German immigrants, others were simple gatherings after the work of the harvest with time for thanksgiving and gratitude for adequate (or abundant) food to last until next harvest season.
Our Victorian American ancestors celebrated Thanksgiving very much like we do today. Some fun traditions have slowly melted away into obscurity but others are still going strong. This article contains detail amateur historians will enjoy, the official photograph of 1890 University of Michigan football team, and images of printed invitations issued for holiday parties.
Pioneer Hearts Facebook Group is a delightful connection for READERS and AUTHORS of Historical Western Historical Romance. We talk about books we’re reading (in the genre), new releases, ideas about the American West, and so much more. It’s the best parts of a book club, calling a friend, meeting a favored author, subscribing to a service for the best news about new books, all rolled into a tidy FB group I can visit whenever the mood strikes.