History MattersMarch 15 to March 31, 2020

Showing our children that their past is prelude to their future

Irish Americans celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th. The first celebration was in 1601, in St. Augustine, FL—then a Spanish colony. The town’s vicar was of Irish descent; the occasion was religious, but ubiquitous secular observance of the day–replete with parades and other festivities– didn’t come until more than 100 years later– in Boston and New York City…