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    Grand Review Parade

    Civil War living historians and re-enactors recreated a May 1865 parade of the Grand Army of the Republic down Pennsylvania Avenue from the U.S. Capitol to Freedom Plaza near the White…

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    The Eruption of Mount St. Helens

    This 1981 U.S. Forest Service film documents the May 18th, 1980, earthquake at Mount St. Helens, in the Cascade Range of Washington state, which caused a volcanic eruption that killed…

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    Memorial Day Weekend Scenes, Vietnam Memorial

    Scenes of visitors at the Vietnam Memorial during the Memorial Day weekend were shown.

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    Memorial Day Weekend Scenes, WWII Memorial

    Scenes of visitors at the World War II Memorial during the Memorial Day weekend were shown.

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    Appomattox and the End of the Civil War

    Linda Lipscomb, site director at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox, presented items connected to General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant, and toured…

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    The True Glory

    This 1945 documentary chronicles events in Europe from the June 1944 D-Day invasion through the surrender of Nazi Germany in May of 1945. A co-production of the U.S. Office of War…

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    Summer Reading with Bill Gates

    Bill Gates answered the question “What are you reading this summer?” with a list published in Vanity Fair.

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    Books by Presidential Candidates

    A list of books written by 18 announced and potential 2016 presidential candidates was shown.

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    Traveling Blacksmith Forge

    John Baronich demonstrated his reconstructed blacksmith forge on wheels, built over the course of two years using plans from the 1860s provided by the National Archives. Scenes of a…

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    The Baltimore Plan

    This 1953 documentary details community and social worker efforts to clean up poor housing conditions in Baltimore, Maryland.

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    Mystery of Flight 19

    John Bloom talked about the disappearance of five TBM Avenger torpedo bombers during a 1945 training mission and showed items related to the 14 men who lost their lives. The…

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    Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum

    John Bloom gave a tour of the only remaining building that was once part of Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale and spoke about its history. He talked about how the base was used for…

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    History of Port Everglades

    Glenn Wiltshire talked about the history of Port Everglades, one of south Florida’s largest economic drivers and a gateway for international trade and cruise vacations. He spoke…

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    Seminole Indians in Florida

    Poet and artist Elgin Jumper talked about his art, how he uses it to tell history, and how he says it saved his life. Also, historian Everett Osceola talked about the history of the…

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    History of Fort Lauderdale

    Keith Mitzner, author of Tom Bryan and Other Movers and Shapers of Early Fort Lauderdale, talked about the history of the city. Fort Lauderdale was named after Major William…

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    Book Discussion on The Enduring Seminoles

    Patsy West, author of The Enduring Seminoles: From alligator Wrestling to Casino Gaming, talked about the history and culture of the Seminole Indian tribe. She spoke about the Seminole…

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    African American Research Library's Alex Haley Collection

    Myrka Don Fred talked about the Alex Haley Collection at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Alex Haley was the author of Roots: The…

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    Two Down and One to Go!

    Produced for service men and women after the defeat of Nazi Germany on May 8, 1945, this educational film explains in detail the plan to defeat Japan, and how military officials determined…

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    RMS Lusitania Departing New York City on Final Voyage

    This silent newsreel film from 1915 shows passengers boarding the RMS Lusitania, which was sunk by a German U-Boat six days later off the coast of Ireland.

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    The Sinking of the Lusitania

    In this 1918 animated film, animation pioneer Winsor McCay painstakingly recreated the May 7, 1915, German attack on RMS Lusitania. The longest animated movie ever made at the time,…

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