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Welcome to the official website of John Brassard Jr, the Kitchen Table Historian.

When I was growing up, my whole family used to gather around the kitchen table at my grandparent’s house and talk. Sooner or later, we always started telling stories. At our table, nearly any topic was fair game, and the conversations ran from old family stories, to true crime, to the supernatural.

I like to think of this website as my own kitchen table, where all are welcome, and we can talk about nearly anything.

You can learn about me, including both my published works and my historical storytelling. Or, you can read my latest blog and let me tell you a true story of dark history, weird happenings, or maybe even a ghost story or two.

So pull up a chair, relax, and make yourself comfortable. Drinks are in fridge, glasses are in the cupboard, and coffee’s on the counter. You’re welcome at my table, friend. I know you’ll find yourself right at home.


  1. Connie Ellis
    Connie Ellis January 22, 2018

    The murders in 1919 in Prescott was so sad & I had never heard of it ….story was amazing and you did a good job !
    Thank you .

  2. Beth
    Beth February 17, 2018

    I’m looking forward to reading your blog! Aaron Gerlach’s mom. Beth

  3. Linda Husen Kaplan
    Linda Husen Kaplan July 11, 2018

    I enjoyed your Beuna Vista story! My dad and his siblings were born in a farm house near there. His birth certificate says place of birth is Beuna Vista. I remember the old store and bridge well.

  4. Jim
    Jim February 21, 2019

    Interesting! – how can I follow in WordPress? I use the wordpress reader to follow blogs, not email.

  5. Jim
    Jim February 21, 2019

    Ah, I was trying to find a “FOLLOW” button so I could follow the blog in WordPress Reader, since I don’t use email to keep up with blogs. I couldn’t find anything to click, and also the reader search did not seem to find Kitchen Sink Historian… but then I thought to search for johnbrassardjr – and all is well. That’s me following, now.

  6. Ray
    Ray March 28, 2019

    I love your story telling. I love the hidden history that we did not learn about in school. Keep up the great work!

  7. Ejs
    Ejs August 2, 2019

    😫 love the voice, but ditch the piano

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