We’re American, and value our heritage.
The Sons of Liberty was a revolutionary organization that was founded by Samuel Adams in the Thirteen American Colonies to advance the rights of the European colonists and to fight taxation by the British government. It played a major role in most colonies in battling the Stamp Act in 1765.
Sons of Liberty originally formed as a revolutionary organization under the leadership of Samuel Adams to advance the rights of the European colonists and to fight taxation by the British government. Since the public dissolvement in 1776, the legend of Sons of Liberty still remains in today’s modern society, bearing the preservation of American liberties.
In the 1850s, an organization known as “Knights of the Golden Circle” presumably formed with the core principles and ideologies of the Sons of Liberty, notably in secrecy and once again in sight of American liberty. Through the struggles of America’s darkest hours of slavery, and the American Civil War, the KGC reigned underground for the protection and betterment of America’s true stronghold; however, with the unfortunate addition of preserving the institution of slavery in such accommodating and accepting times.
Fast-forward to today, we’re an ideal of preserving our American heritage. There’s equally good and bad to both worlds. We’re unable to change our past, but we’re able to learn from it through sharing, and preservation.
We operate entirely independent under the umbrella of the United States, and hold no political agenda nor influence in our content. We’re not a for, nor non-profit organization. America is free, and the history of our country should be free for all to know — not locked behind a payment, nor paid by taxes.
Learn – The pure foundation of any organization, non-profit or not, we believe is the value of genuinely learning. We’re committed to educating, and sharing our work with the public so that in return it can continually be shared, which further preserves our liberty.
Share – Through sharing, unequivocally and completely free, we feel that it’s our very duty and responsibilities as Americans to educate others, and just as equally receive it in return. We don’t believe in having such information held back behind a lock and key. It’s history that the people of America have a right to.
Preserve – Our entire value structure is based around preservation, and protecting American history. Through preserving America’s heritage, it enables us to learn from our successes, and failures as a country, which we’re able to reference, and continue towards the righteous path. Be it with battles, battlefields, or even documents that are lost to history, our key focus is preservation.
Stemming from the Sons of Liberty 1765, Loyal Knights of America 1789, to the Knights of the Golden Circle 1853, we’ve reformed under the umbrella of Liberty in the summer of 2010, centering around the American Civil War as a Facebook group with the ideals of discussion and preservation. Through the impactful activity the group seen over the years, we branched apart from being censored through social media outlets, and formed an online archive that is entirely independently owned.
In May of 2020,
Justin, 2010 founder, began discussions with a lifetime friend Nathan Mote (CO-Founder), which noted the formulation of an online library that preserved information relating to the American Civil War. Through Nathan’s extensive journey of ancestry research pertaining to his directly American Civil War ancestors, we began archiving and formatting that information collaboratively into an online, and public, more permanent space.
Throughout the next few months, the Sons of Liberty began discussions of further expansion due to the traffic we were receiving, and troubling events happening in our country. We extended to the three main topics in which we cover today: Age of Discovery, The American Revolution, The American Civil War.
We’re a continual and combined effort across a multitude of historians, researchers, and direct descendants of our forefathers, that is dedicated towards sharing America’s greatest past with the world.
Faith, Loyalty and Love; Arsenals of our country.
Liberty of Conscience.
When it comes to an Internet archive, we’re storing long strings of data for future referencing, long-term. However, what we’re storing on our servers and the information you’re sharing with us must be distinguished, and set apart. Here’s how we’re doing that.
The safety measures we have in place are there to protect you. We’re not storing any form of factual personal information on any independent connection. What we are storing is purely analytical data that we’re utilizing for statistical analysis.
Devices – We’re storing device properties (such as if it’s a computer, or mobile phone), pages visited on those devices, and the overall accessibility the visitor is experiencing on the user-end. This helps us further determine the necessities and changes, if any, that need to be made in order to correct issues, or further support our content from being displayed properly across a multitude of devices.
Page Visits – Viewing a page, article, image, or anything within the confines of our servers makes a log in our database. The statistical information we utilize gives us details of what’s trending, and seems to be popular with our visitors. When then further utilize that data to make decisions on future, and the expansion, of content that our visitors are most interested in. This helps us spread the most information possible that’s relevant to our visitors.
Connections (IP addresses) – We store independent connections per page, and overall website connectivity to determine further the trends of what’s being read, and what visitors find interesting. We purposely do NOT have keep any form of IP addresses — we let our CDN (Content Delivery Network) manage our networking infrastructure for the most part outside of our server provider datacenter. We’re not interested in such information, nor are the statistics.
Cookies – As a globalized standard of Internet archives, we utilizes basic cookies that store general information such as anonymous and logged in users, et cetera. We do not explicitly log any form of cookie data that is used for data collection.
Contributions Safety – We’re incredibly, INCREDIBLY, grateful for all of our members that help us towards our efforts of preservation through means of contributions.
- We utilize a simplistic, yet extremely secured PayPal form that is a direct donation to our foundation through PayPal’s services. As such, all transactions (contributions) made through the Flagship are completely backed and secured by PayPal’s guarantee.
- The information we’re provided is a receipt of the contribution, which on your behalf can be made entirely anonymous.
- For a contributors safety, we’re not given any form of billing, credit card, nor address location when we receive contributions. This ensures that everyone, anonymous or not, is protected fully and avoids any complications.
- All contributions made to The Tavern (Sons of Liberty) are non tax deductible, and we’re unable to offer any form of refunds.
Where does a contribution go?
We direct all contributions back into our foundation with coverage costs of our servers, content delivery network, and towards the efforts of our members and editors for preserving American history.
Can I use an image, or piece of information here?
Absolutely. We’re not a part of the public domain, nor governing body, however, we feel that it’s incredibly important to share. Feel free to cite us!
There’s information of mine on here that I’d like removed. How do I request it?
You’re more than free to use our “Contact Us” form on the left. We respect all requests of valid inquiry about content being removed. We attempt finding information that’s completely of the public domain, however, we’re not a team of lawyers!
How do I participate? Is there job openings?
We love that you’re interested in our progression, and expansion. We’re in the process of being more transparent with our visitors, and letting our members make contributions towards our foundation in the form of media, and articles. Be on the look out as we’ll announce this on the website.
Support our efforts
Standing up for preserving American Heritage and Liberty is vital to those things we believe and cherish. For over 240 years, America has fought for those very same liberties that we find ourselves fighting for today, and it all started with our founding fathers.
We’re not standing with one party, or one ideology.
We stand with the entirety of America.
Your generous contribution supports the journalism, archives of documents through America’s past, and much more.
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- Please note: Though vitally important are contributions towards our efforts, contributions (donations) made to The Tavern are non-tax deductible, and non-refundable.
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