Over time, loads and loads of it have accumulated. Put a load in your washing machine and kick back as Orville R. Butler explains how Europeans did their laundry in the past.
From Ice House to Refrigerator
Just how did people keep their cool during hot summers in the past? Follow Orville R. Butler on a trip from ice house to refrigerator.
The Master Bath
Teenagers in your house? James A. Jacobs clarifies how and why that master bath became so important.
The Flush Toilet
Overflowing privies, cold seats, and stinky outhouses. Life was pretty awful without it.
Security and Peace
Catherine Lavoie travels to Brookville, the peaceful village which harbored James Madison while Washington DC was burning.
Mow Your Lawn
Getting ready to mow your lawn? Join George Washington and other seeking to keep their lawns trim and tidy.
Another Load of Laundry
Rebecca Pulju comes clean about how French women were finally liberated from this unpleasant chore during the twentieth century.
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Before the twelfth century, houses and even castles were smoky places that made your eyes water. Orville R. Butler sweeps through the chimney to explore its development.
Blue Mondays: Washday
Scrubbing laundry, rinsing it, wringing it out, and placing it on a clothes line to dry took an incredible amount of strength.
Just What is a Spindle?
We untangle the mystery, explaining how spindles, common objects in many medieval households, worked.
A Peaceful Refuge
Catherine Lavoie explores the architecture of Brookville to examine how this small town exemplified life in early nineteenth-century America.