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  • NASA Research Mathematician Katherine Johnson 19182020
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    NASA Research Mathematician Katherine Johnson

    West Virginia native and West Virginia State University alumna Katherine Johnson played a pivotal role in NASA’s missions to put men in space and on the moon. West Virginia State University President Anthony…

  • Legacy of Christa McAuliffe
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    Legacy of Christa McAuliffe

    Robert Veilleux, a finalist for the Teacher in Space program, talked about Christa McAuliffe’s approach to teaching and her legacy in New Hampshire. Concord, New Hampshire, teacher Christa McAuliffe was one…

  • Lick Observatory
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    Lick Observatory

    Elinor Gates gave a tour of the historic Lick Observatory. Still an active research center, the observatory is home to a one of a kind refractor telescope. Constructed in 1867, the observatory is now…

  • Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
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    Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

    The Morehead Planetarium was the first built in the South and is located on the campus of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Todd Boyette, director of the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center,…

  • Discussion on Aviation and Space Exploration
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    Aviation and Space Exploration

    John Norberg talked about the role Purdue University has played in the history of flight and aeronautical engineering in the United States. Mr. Norberg spoke about major aviation events in the country and…

  • NASA Glenn Research Center
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    NASA Glenn Research Center

    Anne Mills talked about the origins of NASA’s third research facility, the Glenn Research Center, and how it transitioned from an aviation research facility into NASA’s engine research facility. She also…

  • Stratobowl Balloon Flight
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    Stratobowl Balloon Flight

    Reaching a height of over 72,000 feet, the Stratobowl balloon brought back the first images showing the Earth’s curvature. Corey Christianson, administration, exhibits, and curation coordinator at the…

  • emChasing Spaceem
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    Chasing Space

    Former NFL player and NASA astronaut Leland Melvin talked about his book Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances, in which he recounted his time growing up in Lynchburg,…

  • Slavery to Freedom at Appomattox
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    Slavery to Freedom at Appomattox

    Appomattox Courthouse is commonly known as the site of General Lee’s surrender to General Grant and the end of the Civil War. Chief of Education Ernie Price talked about life after the war, highlighting the local…

  • Dignified Transfer at Dover Air Force Base
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    Dignified Transfer at Dover Air Force Base

    Colonel John Devillier, commander of the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations, talked about the Port Mortuary and the importance of the dignified transfer, which receives the remains of America’s fallen at Dover…

  • USS Missouri
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    USS Missouri

    Resting in the waters of Pearl Harbor, where the events that brought the United States into World War II took place, the USS Missouri represents the final moments of the conflict. Meghan Rathbun gave a tour…

  • Origins of Memorial Day
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    Origins of Memorial Day

    Bernard Powers gave a tour of sites in Charleston related to black heritage. At Hampton Park he talked about the connections it has to one of the first Memorial Day commemorations on May 1, 1865.…

  • George HW Bush Memorial Exhibit
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    George H.W. Bush Memorial Exhibit

    After the passing of President George H.W. Bush in 2018, his Presidential Library and Museum opened an exhibit honoring the 41st President displaying items from his memorial services.…

  • Wyoming Womens Suffrage
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    Wyoming Women's Suffrage

    Wyoming’s territorial assembly passed the Women’s Suffrage Act on December 10, 1869, which opened avenues for the state’s first woman bailiff, their first woman voter, and eventually America’s first female…

  • Dorothea Lange Photography and Social Commentary
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    Dorothea Lange Photography and Social Commentary

    Drew Johnson gave a tour of the Dorothea Lange collection at the Oakland Museum of California. Dorothea Lange was an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her…

  • Palo Duro Canyon
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    Palo Duro Canyon

    Jeff Davis, assistant park superintendent at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, shared the history the second-largest canyon in the United States. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their…

  • Woody Guthrie Center
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    Woody Guthrie Center

    Deana McCloud gave a tour of the Woody Guthrie Center and talked about the folk singer’s life and career. The center’s archives contain Mr. Guthrie’s music, lyrics, sketches, and journals. C-SPAN’s…

  • Gangster History in St Paul Minnesota
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    Gangster History in St. Paul, Minnesota

    Paul Maccabee, author of John Dillinger Slept Here: A Crooks Tour of Crime and Corruption in St. Paul, 1920-1936, talked about how St. Paul, Minnesota, became a safe haven for the most wanted men and women in the…

  • Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse
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    Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse

    Michael Sullivan talks about the 1940 Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse and its effects on the study of bridge design and civil engineering. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their…

  • Hoover Dam
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    Hoover Dam

    Rose Davis gave a tour of Hoover Dam, located on the border of Nevada and Arizona, and spoke about its history. The dam was built along the Colorado River during the Great Depression and provided not only…

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