John J. Minor’s Boneyfiddle Barbershop

John J. Minor’s Boneyfiddle Barbershop

Born in 1828 in Albemarle County, Virginia, John James Minor settled in Portsmouth in the mid-1830s, not long after the city had expelled many of its ...

October 18th, 2020 |  


One bowl chocolate cake

Original recipe yields 24 servingsIngredient Checklist2 cups white sugar1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder1 ½ tea...

October 18th, 2020 |  


Get to know Jack of the lantern

Get to know Jack of the lantern

The toothy grins of jack-o’-lanterns are as much a part of Halloween as candy corn and costumes. Even though these carved pumpkins have become s...

October 11th, 2020 |  



A look back at popular Halloween costumes

A look back at popular Halloween costumes

Lavish costumes are one of the hallmarks of Halloween. Some people plan their costumes months in advance, and each year inspiration comes from some of...

October 11th, 2020 |  


Chicken Broth

Chicken Broth

Cut up and place in a large saucepan:1 chicken, or combination of leg quarters, or necks and backs. You can also use a roasted chicken or rotisserie c...

October 11th, 2020 |  


Sole Choice & the Portsmouth Shoe Industry

Sole Choice & the Portsmouth Shoe Industry

Explore the history of the sole-surviving remnant of Portsmouth, Ohio’s once mighty shoe industry, Mitchellace, Inc. This “narrow fabrics&...

October 4th, 2020 |  


Get the facts about dining out and COVID-19

Get the facts about dining out and COVID-19

When dining out, patrons trust that restaurant staff has taken all necessary precautions to ensure a safe experience for customers. Restaurants are bo...

October 4th, 2020 |  


Florence Harding’s Waffles

2 eggs2 Tablespoons sugar1 teaspoon salt2 Tablespoons butter, melted1 pint milkFlour to make thin batter (about 2 cups)2 large teaspoons baking powder...

October 2nd, 2020 |  


Enjoy a homespun Halloween holiday

Enjoy a homespun Halloween holiday

Halloween is a day many people, including adults and children, eagerly anticipate. Steeped in tradition, Halloween is a day that’s always good f...

September 27th, 2020 |  


Nathaniel Massie and Indentured Servitude at Buckeye Station, Adams County, Ohio

Nathaniel Massie and Indentured Servitude at Buckeye Station, Adams County, Ohio

Buckeye Station, the one-time home of Nathaniel Massie and his brother-in-law, Charles Willing Byrd, lays in ruins, marked now by a cell phone tower o...

September 27th, 2020 |