Wednesdays – History’s Mysteries of American History & the Presidents
2/15 & 2/22 @ 1:00 PM/CH
Presented by Herb Kaufman
2/15“People who became food; How much is our money really worth? Is there really an Uncle Sam? Did Teddy Roosevelt truly lead a cavalry charge up San Juan Hill? Did American cowboys actually wear ten-gallon hats?”
Many of these stories and legends have seeped into the story of American history and are repeated as fact in schools, history books and on televised history programs. But are these stories actually true or are they American folklore and distorted or altered to provide a more interesting account?
Historical knowledge is often imperfect or erroneously portrayed by myths, half-truths, general omissions, or even total fabrication.
2/22 From elementary school through college were learn about the history of many of our American presidents. However, much of this is folklore and even myths.
In this program looks at many of the tall tales about the lives of the presidents and also describes many of their secrets that are rarely discussed.
This program focuses on these unusual and often controversial incidents and events. We will examine these myths, stories and events of what they never taught in high school.