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  • Slavery and Freedom Exhibit
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    Slavery and Freedom Exhibit

    Museum specialist and co-curator Mary Elliott gave a tour of the “Slavery & Freedom: 1400-1877” exhibit at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

  • US Diplomacy Center Museum Collections Part 1
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    U.S. Diplomacy Center Museum Collections, Part 1

    A curator and a historian from the State Department’s U.S. Diplomacy Center used a selection of artifacts from their collection of more than 7,000 to tell the diplomatic history of the…

  • National World War I Museum and Memorial Part 3
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    National World War I Museum and Memorial, Part 3

    Lora Vogt showed World War I uniforms and gas masks from the National World War I Museum and Memorial’s collection. The National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri,…

  • BO Railroad Museum
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    B&O Railroad Museum

    American History TV visited the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum to look at examples of historic railroad equipment, including stagecoaches and wagons used on the National Road, and…

  • Virginia Capitol Building
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    Virginia Capitol Building

    Mark Greenough gave a tour of Virginia’s capitol building, home to the oldest elected legislative body in the Western Hemisphere. The state’s capitol moved to Richmond in 1785, and Thomas Jefferson is credited…

  • Old Manse and Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Old Manse and Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Christie Jackson talked about Ralph Waldo Emerson’s time in the home as well as other writers, such as Henry David Thoreau, Nathanial Hawthorne, and Margaret Fuller, who spent time there. Ralph Waldo Emerson…

  • National World War I Museum and Memorial Part 1
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    National World War I Museum and Memorial, Part 1

    Matthew Naylor gave a tour of and talked about the National World War I Museum and Memorial, built to preserve the history of what was at the time called “The Great War” and to honor the…

  • Willard Hotel
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    Willard Hotel

    Located two blocks from the White House, the Willard Hotel has been a witness to history for 200 years. We visited to learn about Its guests, including Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, World…

  • BO Railroad and the Civil War
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    B&O Railroad and the Civil War

    Daniel Toomey toured the the historic roundhouse building of the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. The museum was marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with the…

  • General Lees Headquarters at Gettysburg
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    General Lee's Headquarters at Gettysburg

    Jim Lighthizer and Garry Adelman gave a tour of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Gettysburg headquarters and talked about the property’s history and restoration. The Civil War Trust, a…

  • Railroads and Rail Cars
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    Railroads and Rail Cars

    Transportation curator Matt Anderson gave a tour of the railroad exhibit at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, and talked about the progression of American rail from the early…

  • Discussion on the Kennedy Assassination Records
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    Kennedy Assassination Records

    Martha Murphy, head of the Special Access and Freedom of Information Act staff at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland, talked about the collection of artifacts related to the assassination of…

  • John F Kennedys Life in Photos
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    John F. Kennedy's Life in Photos

    Lawrence Schiller talked about the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection of dozens of images that chronicle the life of President John F. Kennedy. President Kennedy was born on May…

  • Chief Justice John Marshalls Life and Legacy
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    Chief Justice John Marshall's Life and Legacy

    American History TV visited the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia to learn about the life and legacy of John Marshall, the fourth chief justice of the United States, who served…

  • Liljenquist Civil War Photographs
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    Liljenquist Civil War Photographs

    Tom Liljenquist and his sons, Jason, Brandon, and Christian began collecting Civil War ambrotype and tintype photographs of ordinary soldiers in the mid-1990s. In 2010, the family donated more than 700…

  • Henry Fords Garage and Childhood Home
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    Henry Ford's Garage and Childhood Home

    Historic structures curator Jim Johnson gave a tour of the garage where Henry Ford built his first car, the quadricycle, and Ford’s childhood home, where he was born in 1863. Both buildings…

  • Presidential Vehicles
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    Presidential Vehicles

    Transportation curator Matt Anderson gave a tour of the presidential vehicles collection at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, Michigan. He showed cars that…

  • Green Hill Plantation
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    Green Hill Plantation

    Saving Slave Houses project founder Jobie Hill visited the former Green Hill plantation with a team of preservationists and 3D scanning technicians to document several existing structures…

  • Saving Slave Houses Project
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    Saving Slave Houses Project

    Preservationist Jobie Hill gave a tour of the Brandon Plantation in southern Virginia and talked about her Saving Slave Houses project and the work of Trimble Inc. to create laser scans of…

  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection
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    Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection

    Janet Donlin presented a selection of objects left at the Vietnam Memorial Wall, including letters, photographs, artwork, and medals. The collection includes about 400,000 items, all stored…

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