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  • Echoes of the Great War Exhibit Part 1
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    "Echoes of the Great War" Exhibit, Part 1

    Library of Congress historian and curator Ryan Reft gave a tour of an exhibit tracing the history of U.S. participation in World War I using artwork, posters, photographs, films, sheet music,…

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  • Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts
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    Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts

    The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts features furniture, paintings, textiles and ceramics made and used by people in the southern states. Curator Daniel Ackerman highlighted objects that help tell…

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  • emPuckem Magazine Cartoons on the Presidency
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    Puck Magazine Cartoons on the Presidency

    Michael Alexander Kahn, co-author of What Fools These Mortals Be! The Story of Puck, discussed a selection of political cartoons about the U.S. presidency. Published between 1876 and 1918, Puck…

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  • Newseum Tet Offensive Exhibit
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    Newseum Tet Offensive Exhibit

    We visited the Newseum in Washington, DC to tour an exhibit on the Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive and the Battle of Hue, where some of the most intense fighting of the campaign took place. We…

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  • World War I Soldiers and Art in the Trenches
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    World War I Soldiers and Art in the Trenches

    American History TV visited the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum to learn about stone carvings left behind in bunkers and trenches by World War I soldiers and only recently rediscovered. Our…

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  • World War I Combat Artists
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    World War I Combat Artists

    American History TV visited the National Air & Space Museum to learn about U.S. Army combat artists who were recruited to be part of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I. Our guide was the…

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  • US Diplomacy Center Museum Collections Part 2
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    U.S. Diplomacy Center Museum Collections, Part 2

    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…

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  • 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…

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  • Archaeology at George Washingtons Alexandria Property
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    Archaeology at George Washington's Alexandria Property

    In addition to his Mount Vernon estate along the Potomac river, George Washington owned a townhouse in the heart of nearby Alexandria, Virginia. The current owner, Rick Garcia, talked about his…

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  • 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…

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  • The Bible in America Part 1
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    The Bible in America, Part 1

    Museum of the Bible president Cary Summers and education presentation manager Norm Conrad gave a tour of the exhibit “The Impact of the Bible in America.” In the first of a two-part program, they…

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  • George Masons Gunston Hall
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    George Mason's Gunston Hall

    Gunston Hall, a National Historic Landmark in Virginia, was home to one of the lesser-known Founding Fathers, George Mason. We toured the property along the Potomac River with education…

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  • The Bible in America Part 2
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    The Bible in America, Part 2

    Museum of the Bible president Cary Summers and education presentation manager Norm Conrad gave a tour of the exhibit “The Impact of the Bible in America.” In the second of a two-part program,…

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  • Discussion on News Reports on President Lincolns Assassination
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    Lincoln Assassination News Reports

    Carrie Chistofferson talked about the Newseum exhibit of New York Herald special editions published on April 14-15, 1865, which show how the news unfolded after President Lincoln was shot.…

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  • Discussion on the House Where President Lincoln Died
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    House Where Lincoln Died

    James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, gave a tour of the Petersen House, where President Lincoln died after being shot by John Wilkes Booth. Mr. Swanson’s…

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  • 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…

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  • Grand Review Parade
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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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  • Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center
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    Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center

    Angela Crenshaw, a ranger with the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park, talked about the life of escaped slave, abolitionist, Civil War spy, and suffragist Harriet Tubman. The…

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  • 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…

    1,265 views
  • Eleanor Roosevelts ValKill Cottage
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    Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill Cottage

    Franceska Macsali-Urbin gave a tour of Val-Kill Cottage, the only home first lady Eleanor Roosevelt ever owned by herself. She also spoke about some of Ms. Roosevelt’s political contributions. C-SPAN’s…

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