National Waffle Day!

August 24 is National Waffle Day! 🧇🧇🧇 Did you know that Americans have been enjoying waffles for some 400 years? Dutch Americans in New Amsterdam (later New York) and the […]


On this day – 1st Lady Lucy Hayes was born

On August 28, 1831, First Lady Lucy Hayes was born in Chillicothe, Ohio. Lucy was an extremely popular First Lady and was admired for her care for veterans, orphans, and the poor. Though she’s well-known for her nickname “Lemonade Lucy” 🍋🍋🍋 (a reference to the no-alcohol policy of the Hayes White House), Hayes was much […]


National Beach Day!

August 30 is National Beach Day! 🏖🏊‍♂️🍹 America’s first public beach wasn’t established until 1896. Revere Beach, in Massachusetts near Boston, is still open to the public today and is […]

Christendom: The Morality of Original Meaning

On August 30, 2022, the Tocqueville Forum at Christendom College will be hosting a lecture and seminar on "The Morality of Original Meaning" with Professor J. Joel Alicea (Catholic University […]


On this day – 1st Lady Sarah Polk was born

On September 4, 1803, First Lady Sarah Polk was born near Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Well-educated with a keen interest in politics, Polk proved an asset to her husband’s career and enjoyed […]


Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day from JMC! Today marks 140 years since the first Labor Day took place on September 5, 1882 in New York City. The Central Labor Union of New […]


On this day in 1814, the battle of Fort McHenry occurred during the War of 1812

On this day in 1814, the Battle of Fort McHenry occurred during the War of 1812. The American victory at the battle inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner,” our national anthem. 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 Scott, a lawyer, and amateur poet were inspired by the flag flying over Fort McHenry after an all-night […]

American Philosophical Society: “Electing the President: The Debates on the Electoral College at the Constitutional Convention of 1787” and “A Walking Tour of the Constitution in Old City” with Warren Hofstra, Mohammad Obeid, and Kevin Hardwick, September 16-17

The American Philosophical Society will be hosting a Virtual Reality Constitutional Convention Event and Lunch on September 16th at 10am and a Constitution Constitutional: A Walking Tour of the Constitution […]


Happy Constitution Day!

Happy Constitution Day! On this day in 1787, members of the Constitutional Convention signed the final draft of the Constitution. Over the next months, it would undergo the ratification process […]

Tufts: Hobbes’s Thucydides: The Plague Narrative

On September 23, 2022, the Tufts Program in Political Thought at Tufts University will be hosting Kinch Hoekstra for a lecture on Hobbes and Thucydides. Friday, September 23, 2022 • […]

Harvard: Whig Improvement and Constitutional Conservation

On September 30, 2022, Harvard University's Program on Constitutional Government will host JMC faculty partner Greg Weiner for a lecture on Whig political thought and conserving the Constitution. Friday, September […]


October is National Seafood Month!

October is National Seafood Month! The American seafood industry has been honored by Congress with this distinction for the past 30 years. It has operated for much longer of course, with […]


National Chess Day!

It’s National Chess Day! Celebrated each year on the second Saturday of October, the day encourages a greater appreciation for the game and gives chess enthusiasts another excuse to play. […]