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    Bicentennial of the National Anthem

    Vice President Biden and Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD) spoke at an event commemorating the 200th anniversary of the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner.

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    Taverns of Pre-Revolutionary New York City

    Benjamin Carp talked about the link between alcohol and politics in Pre-Revolutionary New York City. Professor Carp said that as central meeting places, taverns stimulated discussions…

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    William Jackson Palmer

    Leah Davis-Witherow talked about William Jackson Palmer, who was the founder of Colorado Springs and largely responsible for the city’s early growth. He helped bring the railroad…

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    Zebulon Pike and Pikes Peak

    Matt Mayberry talked about Zebulon Pike and how the peak that bears his name became a symbol for exploration, the gold rush, settlement, and tourism in the Colorado Springs area. br/ The…

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    Book Discussion on Empires, Nations, and Families

    Anne Hyde talked about her book, Empires, Nations, and Families: A New History of the North American West, 1800-1860, in which she chronicles the lives of people living in the West…

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    Spencer Penrose and Colorado Springs

    Thayer Tutt talked about Spencer Penrose, who, along with William Jackson Palmer, is credited with the early growth of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mr. Penrose’s vision for…

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    Naval Warfare in the American Revolution

    Dennis Conrad talked about America’s naval heritage and the changes in the nature of naval warfare during the American Revolution. Mr. Conrad also described how ships from…

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    Material Culture of the Colonial South

    Ronald Hurst talked about how what people imported, made, and used in the colonial American South was often influenced by their ethnicity and religion. He spoke about how furniture,…

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    Jean Nicolet and Green Bay, Wisconsin

    Michael Bie, author of It Happened in Wisconsin, a book about historical people and events in the state, talked about Jean Nicolet, the French explorer who is credited for exploring…

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    Colonial America and King George's War

    Professor Timothy Wolters talked about King George’s War, which took place in the 1740s in North America between European colonial powers. This class was from his course titled…

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    Book Discussion on American Phoenix

    Jane Hampton Cook talked about her book, American Phoenix: John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the Exile that Saved American Independence. She spoke at the 2014 Fall for the…

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    American Navy's Role in the Revolutionary war

    Tim McGrath talked about how the Continental Congress established the Navy at the dawn of the Revolutionary War. Mr. McGrath also discussed the challenges the Navy faced and a…

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    William Brewster and Scrooby Manor

    Sue Allan talks about Scrooby Manor, the English home of Pilgrim leader William Brewster who traveled to the New World on the Mayflower. Ms. Allan described the research she…

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    Historic Fort Snelling

    Matt Cassady talked about how the establishment of Fort Snelling led end of the Dakota Indians in Minnesota and strengthened America’s growth into the Western U.S. The fort was built…

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    Star-Spangled Banner 200th Anniversary

    Fort McHenry hosted a ceremony honoring the 200th anniversary of of the Battle of Baltimore and the writing of the “Star-Spangled Banner.” The ceremony inlcuded remarks by…

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    Birth of the Star-Spangled Banner

    Vince Vaise gave a tour of Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Maryland, and talked about the birth of the Star-Spangled Banner. 2014 marked the 200th…

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    Book Discussion on Staking Her Claim

    Martha Hensley talked about her book, Staking Her Claim: Women Homesteading the West, in which she talks about the lives of women who pioneered Wyoming and Colorado in the early 1900s. br/…

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    American History Tour of Westward Expansion

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) travel beyond the Washington beltway to capture stories of literary and historic significance from small and mid-size cities across the…

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    Magna Carta 800th Anniversary

    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts talked about the Magna Carta on its 800th anniversary. He spoke about why there was a need for the Magna Carta, how it helped to shape a young…

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    Secrets of the Founders

    William Chrystal talked about advice from the Founding Fathers' personal letters and how their wisdom was still helpful in today’s society. Mr. Chrystal placed particular…

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