In choosing artifacts for display in the museum, I’m always looking for “the story.” Who owned it? What was the significance? In what little-known battle, affair, or event did it play a part?

Often the search for the story inspires me to read, research, or write to historians and museum curators for more information. And sometimes, the search results in one of my “footnotes to history” – short, illustrated articles that have appeared in a variety of toy soldier publications.

Here you will find many of those articles. New articles will be posted as they are completed. I hope you will find them of interest – and perhaps inspire your own search for a story!
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Cresco, PA 18326
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