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    Women in Congress, Part 2

    House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and Curator Farar Elliott presented artifacts and photographs related to and talked about the history of women in the U.S. House of…

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    Women in Congress, Part 1

    House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and Curator Farar Elliott presented artifacts and photographs related to and talked about the history of women in the U.S. House of…

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    History of House Pages

    Matthew Wasniewski and Farar Elliott talked told the story of House pages from the early 1800s until the program was ended in 2011. Their presentations included artifacts from their…

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    Fort McHenry After the Star-Spangled Banner

    Vince Vaise talked about Fort McHenry’s little-known but important role in the Civil War, World War I, and beyond. br/ Fort McHenry is the birthplace of the Star-Spangled…

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    National Museum of the American Indian

    Suzan Shown Harjo talked about the Nation to Nation exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian, which focused on treaties between the United States and Native Americans. In…

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    Russell Senate Office Building, Part 2

    Senate Historian Donald Ritchie gave a tour of the Russell Senate Office Building and described historic Senate investigations of the television era, including the 1954 Army-McCarthy…

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    Russell Senate Office Building, Part 1

    Senate Historian Donald Ritchie gave a tour of the Russell Senate Office Building, talked about why the Senate needed the expansion, and described some of the many historic investigations…

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    Senate Caucus Room

    Donald Ritchie described several historic investigations held in the Russell Senate Office Building, including the Truman Committee investigations of Word War II expeditures, and the…

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    National Garden

    Plant curator Bill McLaughlin gave a tour of the National Garden and explained the history and use of some of America’s indigenous plants. George Washington encouraged the…

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    World War I Images

    Robert Enholm and Stephanie Dagherty toured the President Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, D.C., and highlighted its exhibit featuring a Brown University collection of World War I…

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    Panama Canal

    In honor of the one hundredth anniversary of the Panama Canal opening, Library of Congress curators presented items from their collections for a special exhibit. Work on the canal…

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    Kennedy Assassination Records

    Martha Murphy, head of the Special Access and Freedom of Information Act staff at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland, talked about the collection of artifacts related to the…

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    Warren Commission

    Philip Shenon talked about the Warren Report, which was presented to President Lyndon Johnson on September 24, 1964. The report outlined the findings of the nine-month investigation into…

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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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    Battle of Plattsburgh

    Retired Army Colonel David Fitz-Enz, author of The Final Invasion: Plattsburgh, the War of 1812's Most Decisive Battle, talked about the battle and visited various historic locations in…

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    Burning of Washington River Tour

    Steve Vogel, author of Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks that Saved the Nation, told the story of the August 24, 1814, burning of Washington, D.C., during a river tour with his…

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    Gulf of Tonkin Documents

    Thomas Blanton toured the National Security Archive at the George Washington University and talked about declassified documents related to the Gulf of Tonkin incidents of August 1964.…

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    Star-Spangled Banner

    Jennifer Jones and Suzanne Thomassen-Krauss talked about the Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s centerpiece exhibit of the Star-Spangled Banner. 2014 marked the…

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    Civil War Defenses of Washington, D.C.

    Each week American Artifacts takes viewers into archives, museums and historic sites around the country.  br/ At the outbreak of the Civil War in the spring of 1861, Washington, D.C.,…

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    U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, Part 2

    The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, was profiled. Guests talked about the “Soldier Experience Gallery,” which traced Army history from…

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