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    James J. Hill House

    Former St. Paul resident and railroad tycoon James J. Hill and his home were profiled. Mr. Hill made a fortune building the Great Northern Railroad, and his home reflected…

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    Minnesota State Capitol

    The Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul was profiled. The building was designed by American architect Cass Gilbert, and is a classically styled building, boasts the second largest…

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    Alexander Ramsey House

    Jayne Becker talked about Minnesota’s first territorial governor, Alexander Ramsey, and gave a tour of his home and the collection it houses. Alexander Ramsey served as the first…

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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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    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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    Wyoming State Capitol

    Lynette West gave a tour of the Wyoming State Capitol. The cornerstone for the building was laid in Cheyenne on May 18, 1887, although the city was not officially named Wyoming’s…

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    University of Wyoming Toppan Library

    Anne Marie Lane talked about the rare books history course taught at the University of Wyoming’s Toppan Library. Ms. Lane, the Head Librarian, said that rare books are an…

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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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    Salt Creek Museum

    Sandra Schutte gave a tour of the Salt Creek Museum, showed some of the items used by the oilfield workers, and talked about why the development of Casper, Wyoming, was integral to the…

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    Salt Creek Oilfield

    Everett DeWitt gave a tour of the Salt Creek Oil Field, explained how oil was first discovered there, and talked about what life was like for the people who worked in the fields during the…

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    Berg Collection of English and American Literature

    Curator Isaac Gewirtz gave a tour of the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature at the New York Public Library.

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    2014 New York Public Library Tour, Rose Reading Room

    Ann Thornton gave a tour of the Rose Reading Room at the New York Public Library.

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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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    Iowa State Capitol

    Joan Arnett toured the Iowa State Capitol, the only five-domed capitol building in the country. Constructed between 1871-1886, the building has a 275 foot, 23 karat gold-leafed…

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    Salisbury House Library

    Megan Stout Sibbel visited the historic Salisbury House and Gardens, built between 1923-1928 by Carl and Edith Weeks. Carl Weeks was a famous cosmetics manufacturer and avid book…

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    Mississippi's Old State Capitol

    Clay Williams visited Mississippi’s Old State Capitol in Jackson, talked about the roles of the state’s legislature, and highlighted the building’s architecture including…

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    Tour of Simon and Schuster

    BookTV toured the book publisher Simon and Schuster and spoke with many of the people involved in guiding a book from acquisition to publication. The tour included interviews with…

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    Medgar Evers House

    Minnie Watson, curator at the Medgar Evers House, talked about the life and murder of civil rights activist Medgar Evers. She discussed Evers' military service, role with the NAACP in…

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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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    Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace

    Ranger Michael Amato toured the reconstructed Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site in New York City. Built in 1848, the original home was demolished in 1916, but was…

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