Watch AHTV's American Artifacts series on C-SPAN3 tonight beginning at 8 p.m. The series takes viewers into archives, museums and historic sites around the country. Tonight we'll visit Granary Burying Ground in Boston.
Established in 1660 in downtown Boston, Granary Burying Ground is the burial site of several notable American Revolutionaries, including Paul Revere, John Hancock and Samuel Adams. We also visit the tomb of the judge in the Salem Witch Trials.
Then, we'll take a look at color photographs from the 1930s-40s at the Library of Congress. During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the Farm Security Administration and later the Office of War Information created about 1,600 color photographs documenting agricultural life and war production in the United States.
Finally, we'll tour the restored 1892 mansion of Captain Frederick Pabst in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The sea captain not only founded the world famous Pabst Brewery, but he was also a philanthropist and real estate developer and had a great influence on the growth of this Midwestern city on Lake Michigan. We see examples of craftsmanship, original furnishings and art which teach us about Pabst’s German heritage, Milwaukee’s history, and America’s Gilded age.