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    U.S. Botanic Garden History

    U.S. Botanic Garden Executive Director Ari Novy talked about the history of the oldest botanic garden in North America, originally proposed by President Washington in a 1796 letter.

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    National Museum of the American Indian "Trail of Tears" Exhibit

    The “Trail of Tears” gallery at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. looks at the national debate over the 1830 Indian Removal Act and its impact on southern tribes. Associate…

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    Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

    Bruce Goldfarb, author of 18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics, showed several dollhouse-sized crime scenes that are used for training…

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    National Museum of the U.S. Army - Army and Society Gallery

    We visit the National Museum of the U.S. Army in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, for an exhibit tour which explores the Army’s role in shaping the national character and its reflection of societal changes. Chief…

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    Reagan Assassination Attempt

    Del Quentin Wilber, author of Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan, recreated the afternoon of March 30, 1981. On that day, John Hinckley, Jr., fired six bullets at President…

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    American World War I Soldiers

    Michael McCloskey, a reenactor portraying a World War I American soldier discussed his equipment, the life of the common soldier, and U.S. participation in the Great War. Mr. McCloskey is a…

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    Sex and Marriage During the Civil War

    At the annual Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment, C-SPAN visited a camp brothel in the living history village and spoke to reenactors about Victorian-era marriage expectations and…

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    Plymouth Colony Pilgrims

    At Plimoth Patuxet in Plymouth, Massachusetts, we explored the recreated 17th-century colonial village and spoke with interpreters about what daily life was like for the Pilgrims. The year…

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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…

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    Seminole Nation Museum

    In the capital city of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, Wewoka, Assistant Chief Lewis Johnson, showed artifacts and told the story of his people during a tour of the tribe’s museum.

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    Muscogee (Creek) Nation Council House

    Muscogee (Creek) Nation curator John Beaver showed us the restored 1878 council house in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, which was taken from the tribe in 1907 but reacquired in 2010. Mr. Beaver discussed…

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    Tenement Museum

    Kira Garcia talked about New York City’s Lower East Side Tenement Museum, including an exhibit on how immigrant families coped with poverty and crowded conditions in the 19th and early 20th…

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    Ellis Island Immigration Museum

    Peter Urban gave a tour of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum in New York City and showed how some 12 million immigrants were processed in the facility. The tour included archival…

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    Women's History

    Efforts to build a National Women’s History Museum in Washington, D.C., have been underway for more than 20 years. It currently exists as an online museum and offers local walking tours focused…

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    "Votes for Women" Exhibit, Part 2

    Historian Kate Clarke Lemay gave a guided tour of a National Portrait Gallery exhibit marking the centennial of the 19th Amendment. Starting with the 1913 suffrage parade in Washington,…

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    "Votes for Women" Exhibit, Part 1

    Historian Kate Clarke Lemay gave American History TV a guided tour of a National Portrait Gallery exhibit marking the centennial of the 19th Amendment. Using images of early suffrage…

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    "Rightfully Hers, American Women and the Vote" Exhibit

    Curator Corinne Porter gave American History TV a guided tour of a National Archives exhibit marking the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which guarantees women the right to vote.

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    Fashioning the New Woman, 1890-1925

    Curator Alden O’Brien gave a group a tour of the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum exhibit, “Fashioning the New Woman: 1890 to 1925,” which detailed how women’s clothing changed as…

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    Women in Congress, Part 2

    House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and Curator Farar Elliott presented artifacts and photographs related to and talked about the history of women in the U.S. House of…

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    Women in Congress, Part 1

    House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and Curator Farar Elliott presented artifacts and photographs related to and talked about the history of women in the U.S. House of…

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