America's Dusty Files - December 13, 1759 - First Music Store in Colonial America Opens in Philadelphia
Michael Hillegas opened what many feel was the first store that sold merchandise devoted to music in Colonial America.
Michael Hillegas (April 22, 1729 – September 29, 1804)
The son of German immigrants Margaret Schiebenstock and George Michael Hillegass, Michael was a native of Philadelphia. His father had been successful merchant in the sugar and iron industries. He became a successful businessman himself, as well as a politician. The Continental Congress appointed him first Treasurer of the United States in 1775. He also edited the Declaration of Independence.
Indiana's history begins many decades before December 11, 1816 when Indiana became a state. The first foundations of Indiana's were laid with the voyages of Christopher Columbus and the settlement that came later. The American History A Day at A Time - 2015 series is in an easy to read "This Day in History," format and includes articles by the author from that series. The reader may read the articles as they appear, or purchase the book:
A Year of Colonial American Frontier History