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News from the Collection

The Historical Village at Allaire is the caretaker of an extensive collection of historical objects from the 19th century – our collection is literally all around you!  Each of our historic buildings contains objects that were used by our ancestors in their daily lives – circa 1836. Although we try to stay true to the

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America’s Pastime: Then to Now

Flowers are budding, birds are flying home, and baseball season is back! For nearly 200 years, Americans have anticipated spring and baseball side by side. Even though our national pastime has remained a consistent favorite from generation to generation, it has also undergone some pretty drastic changes through the years. In fact, baseball’s history goes

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5 Everyday Tasks That Were Way Harder in the 1800s

The 19th century in the United States was one of the most innovative periods in history. Providing us with many things we use today—electricity, the car, and the telephone, for example—the 1800s produced advancements that went far beyond the realm of stovepipe hats and covered wagons. Despite this substantial progress, day-to-day life 200 years ago

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Five Ways to Spice Up Your Visit to Allaire Village

The moment you arrive at the Historic Village at Allaire, you’re stepping into a time machine. Our guests do not simply observe the memories of a world gone by. Rather, visitors bring history to life by actively participating in the great experiences Allaire has to offer. Follow these guidelines to make your trip worthwhile: Indulge

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This Month in 1836—The Battle of the Alamo

The Texas Revolution was an 1830s movement in which predominantly American Texians sought independence from Mexico, which governed the province at the time. Calling for a new Republic of Texas, the Texians took up armed conflict against the Mexican army starting in 1835. One of the campaign’s most pivotal moments occurred in February and March

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