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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…

  • African American History in Indianapolis
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    African American History in Indianapolis

    African Americans moved to Indianapolis shortly after the city became Indiana’s capital in 1825. Kisha Tandy, curator of Social History at the Indiana State Museum, toured the city to show the areas where…

  • Michigan History Museum
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    Michigan History Museum

    The Michigan History Center tells the story of the state’s growth from its indigenous peoples to the success of Detroit’s auto industry. Community Engagement director Tobi Voigt gave a tour of the museum and explained…

  • West Virginia State Capitol
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    West Virginia State Capitol

    West Virginia’s capital moved back and forth from Wheeling to Charleston several times before Charleston became the permanent capital city in 1885. Tour guide Alexander Griffith explained the history of the…

  • CraikPatton House
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    Craik-Patton House

    The Craik-Patton House tells the story of the 19th century in Charleston, West Virginia. Executive director Nathan Jones talked about two families who lived in the house throughout the 1800s. Mr. Jones…

  • Glass City
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    Glass City

    Toledo, Ohio, is known as the glass capital of the world. Julie McMaster, archivist at the Toledo Museum of Art, explained the role businessman Edward Libbey played in bringing the glass industry to Toledo. Diane…

  • Toledo War
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    Toledo War

    In the early 19th century both Ohio and the territory of Michigan fought over the right to claim Toledo. Historian Tedd Long explained what led to the boundary dispute over the city and why the area was so…

  • emThe Glass Cityem
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    The Glass City

    Toledo, Ohio, is known as the “Glass Capital of the World.” In her book, The Glass City, Barbara Floyd recounted how Toledo got this title and the role Edward Drummond Libbey played in it. C-SPAN’s…

  • Secret Lives of Michigan Objects
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    Secret Lives of Michigan Objects

    The “Secret Lives of Michigan Objects” Exhibit highlights Michigan-related artifacts and experiments with new and different ways to present these objects in a museum setting. Michigan History Center Museum…

  • Tour of Traverse City
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    Tour of Traverse City

    Local historian Peg Siciliano of the Traverse City Historical Society gave a tour of Traverse City, Michigan, and shared how the city has changed since its founding in the 1850s. C-SPAN’s Local Content…

  • Detroits Growth from Frontiers to Factories
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    Detroit's Growth from Frontiers to Factories

    Detroit saw tremendous growth from 1700 to 1900. Bill Pringle, curatorial assistant at the Detroit Historical Museum toured the “Frontiers to Factories: Detroiters at Work” exhibit and…

  • Origins and Impact of Steam Power
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    Origins and Impact of Steam Power

    Marc Greuther, chief curator at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, explored the history of steam power in the “Made in America: Power” exhibit and explained the origins of the innovations that…

  • Mayowood
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    Chuck Potter shared stories of the three generations of Mayos who lived from 1911 to 1965 in the home of Charles Mayo, the younger of the two Mayo brothers who started the Mayo Clinic. C-SPAN’s Local…

  • 1859 Jail and Jackson County Marshalls Home
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    1859 Jail and Jackson County Marshall's Home

    The Jackson County jail housed prisoners in downtown Independence, Missouri, for nearly a century until it closed its doors in 1933. Jackson County Historical Society Executive Director Caitlin Eckard shared…

  • Dole Institute of Politics
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    Dole Institute of Politics

    Bob Dole served Kansas in Congress from 1961 to 1996, when he became the Republican Presidential nominee. Audrey Coleman, assistant director and senior archivist at the Dole Institute of Politics, shared stories…

  • Biltmore
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    Biltmore is the largest home in America. Leslie Klingner, curator of interpretation, toured the main level of the 175,000 square foot home, including George Washington Vanderbilt’s favorite room. Parker Andes,…

  • Elizabeth Dole Collection
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    Elizabeth Dole Collection

    Former U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole (R) is one of only a few women to have held cabinet positions in two different administrations. She married Bob Dole in 1975 and served as a Senator from North Carolina…

  • Robert Miller House
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    Robert Miller House

    The Robert Miller House is one of the few structures in Lawrence that survived Quantrill’s Raid in 1863. The Miller’s were abolitionists who moved to Kansas prior to the Civil War and offered their home as a…

  • USS Orleck Naval Museum
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    USS Orleck Naval Museum

    The USS Orleck was a Gearing-class destroyer that served in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1982. Museum Executive Director Ron Williams explained the role the ship played during the Vietnam War, and guide Stephen…

  • Maude Reid Scrapbooks
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    Maude Reid Scrapbooks

    Maude Reid was born in Lake Charles in 1882. She created more than a dozen scrapbooks collecting stories about Lake Charles' history. McNeese State University Professor Keagan LeJeune shared their contents.…

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