History lists, including our recommended sites and events

Historic events behind our designs

  • Dolley Madison Art Storage — How Dolley Madison saved the portrait of Washington from British troops in 1814, with help from Paul Jennings, John Susé, Jacob Barker, and Robert G. L. De Peyster, among others.

  • Victory or Death — Our original design shows George Washington's Headquarters Flag and includes the sign/countersign used by the Continental Army the night they crossed the Delaware to attack the Hessian garrison at Trenton, along with the dates of the crossing and the attack. 

  • Join or Die — Ben Franklin's famous illustration.

  • Grand Union Flag — Considered to be the first national flag of the United States of America. It is also known as also the Continental Colors, the Congress Flag, the Cambridge Flag, and the First Navy Ensign.



This new section of The History List focuses on history with our recommendations for travel to historic sites and events.  If you'd like to contribute something, I'd love to hear from you.  

—  Lee Wright  |  Founder  |  The History List  |  History Camp

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