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presidents day

Presidents’ Day Fireplace Facts

Presidents’ Day turns our thoughts towards patriotism – and where it intersects with fireplaces, of course.

This annual holiday is celebrated on the third Monday in February and originally began in 1885 to honor George Washington (his birthday was February 22), but now commemorates all American presidents. Continue reading

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Remembering the Titanic

Modern Americans usually think of April 15 as tax day. But it’s also the anniversary of something even direr: the sinking of the RMS Titanic. This week marks the 104th anniversary of that tragic event.

At Old World Stoneworks, we want to pause for a moment and remember that 1,517 people – more than two-thirds of the passengers – died after the ship hit an iceberg.

We also want to remember the beauty of the ship itself. Continue reading