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    Reconstructed French Ship Hermione

    Events were shown surrounding the arrival from France of a replica of the 18th century sailing ship that brought General Marquis de Lafayette to the United States in 1780. He brought news…

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    The Five Cities of June

    This 1963 United States Information Agency film documents events in five cities: the election and coronation of Pope Paul VI at Vatican City, the launch of a Soviet rocket in an unknown…

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    Books by Presidential Candidates

    A list of books written by announced and potential 2016 presidential candidates.

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    Reactions to U.S. Supreme Court Rulings

    Electronic communications were shown about U.S. Supreme Court rulings being delivered that day. Sights and sounds outside the U.S. Supreme Court were shown where people were awaiting…

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    Reactions to U.S. Supreme Court Rulings

    Sights and sounds outside the U.S. Supreme Court were shown where people were awaiting rulings. Some electronic communications were shown.

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    U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Sights and Sounds

    Sights and sounds outside the U.S. Supreme Court were shown where people were awaiting rulings, possibly including the King v. Burwell case on federal health care subsidies and the…

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    Independence Hall Assembly Room

    National Park Service Park Ranger Matthew Ifill told the story of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitutional Convention from the room inside Independence Hall where the events…

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    Challenge to America

    This 1955 film was produced by several advertising associations to outline expected economic growth in the United States between 1955 and 1965. Using speeches and narration of President…

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    Life in the Central Valley of California

    This 1949 educational film documents then abundant water resources in California’s agricultural regions and the use of irrigation to create more farmland.

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    U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham

    Bill Verge talked about the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Samuel D. Ingham, the last remaining ship afloat that sank a German submarine during World War II. The ship served on both the…

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    Key West Custom House

    Cori Convertito talked about the U.S. Custom House in Key West, Florida, and the city’s development as a port town in the 1820s. The U.S. Custom House and Key West were central parts…

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    Nuestra Senora de Atocha

    Corey Malcom gave a tour of an exhibit containing salvaged wreckage of the Nuestra Senora de Atocha, a ship that sank off the coast of Key West, Florida, in the fall of 1622. The was…

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    New Books Being Published

    New books being released the week of June 23, 2015, were shown.

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    Harry S. Truman's Little White House

    Robert Wolz gave a tour of President Harry S. Truman’s Little White House in Key West, Florida. Mr. Wolz showed the house and shared stories of President Truman’s…

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    Fort Zachary Taylor State Park

    Ranger Charles Blevin gave a tour of Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park and talked about the history of the fort. Construction started on the fort in 1845 as part of an effort to…

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    Key West Literary Seminar

    Executive Director Arlo Haskell talked about the Key West Literary Seminar and its impact on the national literary scene. Established in 1983, the annual seminar focuses on the…

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    Key West Public Library History Collection

    Tom Hambright talked about the history of Key West, Florida. He showed documents in the Local History special collection kept in the Key West Branch of the Monroe County Public…

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    Books by Presidential Candidates

    A list of books written by announced and potential 2016 presidential candidates.

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    Ernest Hemingway House

    Curator Dave Gonzales gave a tour of the Ernest Hemingway’s home in Key West, Florida, and talked about how Key West served as an inspiration for many of his works. The author…

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    Last Slave Ships

    Corey Malcom talked about the final days of the transatlantic slave trade and the 1500 Africans sent to Key West, Florida, after their slave ships were captured by the U.S. Navy. The…

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