Nov 232021
 

Pencil sharpener was patented by John Lee Love in 1897. The African American inventor also patented an improved plasterer’s hawk that is still used today. Children can view his pencil sharpener patent at: Pencil Sharpener Patent.

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May 142022
 
Sheet Music for The Stars and Stripes Forever

Sheet Music for The Stars and Stripes Forever

John Philip Sousa’s The Stars and Stripes Forever was performed for the first time. Philadelphia hosted the 1897 event when a statue of George Washington was dedicated. Children can learn more at: Sousa. Children could hear the march at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-7XWhyvIpE.

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