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The hidden history of Saint John's Haymarket Square

There's not much left of Saint John's Haymarket Square — a forlorn-looking area in what used to be called the city's old east end. Once a public park with benches, trees and walkways, all that remains ... read more

The legacy of Haymarket

Sharon Smith chronicles the hidden history of the Haymarket Martyrs ... An illustration of the explosion in Haymarket Square The Federation's calls to strike were met with ridicule from newspapers acr... read more

‘A Minefield’: How Scholars Who Don’t Drink Navigate the Conference Social Scene

Each year the history association holds a cocktail-naming contest. (This year's winners were "More of a Comment Than a Question" and "The Haymarket Rye-It ... had thought to tell us and acknowledge th... read more

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The Grid: Exploring the Greektown neighborhood

Next time you visit Chicago’s Greektown, I’d recommend taking the time to really soak it in, reflect on the history of the community ... Greeks would be near Randolph Street Market or Haymarket Square ... read more


Bangor Opera House destroyed by fatal fire a century ago

Two lines of hoses attached to a steamer were run all the way from Main Street to Haymarket Square, where it was discovered that ... A new book of his columns, “Hidden History of Bangor: From Lumberin... read more

Upcoming Brown Bag Series lecture

Titled "The Enduring Power of the Haymarket Square Bomb: Uncovering the Hidden History of a Failed Revolutionary Uprising in America," the leccture will be presented by Timothy Messer-Kruse from the D... read more

8 great fall trips, from close to home in the Midwest to worldly escapes

Across the park from Haymarket lies the North End ... To truly revel in the city’s history, head to Zócalo, the square at Mexico City’s core which once represented the ceremonial center of the Aztec c... read more

In Praise of Pageantry

In 1886, demonstrations for an eight-hour workday in Chicago’s Haymarket Square turned violent when an unknown ... It provides a window into a hidden history of the world (and it truly is the world, a... read more

Footsteps to freedom: Signs, app to trace Racine’s underground railroad past

“When people visit a community, if they have an opportunity to learn about that community’s history, they’re more likely to ... who had escaped to Racine and sold handmade items in Haymarket Square un... read more

8 Strikes that Turned Ugly (or Inspired Keanu Reeves Movies)

As we head into Labor Day Weekend, we thought it would be fitting to revisit some notable strikes in American history ... Haymarket Riots of 1886 Those of us who enjoy the eight-hour workday may have ... read more

Summer fun cooled war fever in Bangor, 1914

Events included a hippodrome and a wild west show in Haymarket Square; a motordrome and a Ferris wheel in ... ago appears in the newspaper every other Monday.His latest book, “Hidden History of Bangor ... read more



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