A Small Piece of the Past: Relic Hunting and Souvenir Collecting in the 1800s

by Lauren Ciriac Wenger The 1800s was a time of incredible development, expansion, and change in America. Important historic events occurred during this century—the Library of Congress was established, the Civil War was fought, the Statue of Liberty was gifted to the United States by France, and Yellowstone, the first National Park, was signed into … Continue reading A Small Piece of the Past: Relic Hunting and Souvenir Collecting in the 1800s