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  • History and Public Policy Centers Roundtable
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    History and Public Policy Centers Roundtable

    Representatives from a variety of museums and history and public policy centers discussed the importance of these institutions and their methods for educating and offering information to…

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  • Redwood Library and Athenum Special Collections
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    Redwood Library and Athenæum Special Collections

    Founded in 1747, the Redwood Library and Anthenæum is the oldest library still housed and operating in its original building. Special collections librarians featured some of the unique items in the…

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  • History of the Redwood Library and Athenum
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    History of the Redwood Library and Athenæum

    Founded in 1747, the Redwood Library and Anthenæum is the oldest library still housed and operating in its original building. Executive Director Benedict Leca talked about the history of the library’s…

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  • Future of the Smithsonian Institution
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    Future of the Smithsonian Institution

    Four leaders of the Smithsonian talked about “Smithsonian 2022,” a five-year plan to mark the Institution’s 175th anniversary by expanding their reach in areas of research and education.…

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  • Museum of the Bible Dedicated in Washington DC
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    Museum of the Bible Dedication Ceremony

    The Museum of the Bible officially opened its doors with a dedication ceremony in Washington, D.C. Archbishop of Washington, D.C., Cardinal Donald Wuerl, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, and…

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  • American Battlefields as Sacred Ground
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    American Battlefields as Sacred Ground

    Professor Edward Linenthal talked about his book, Sacred Ground: Americans and Their Battlefields, using Little Bighorn Battlefield and the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor as examples.…

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  • Library of Congress Manuscript Division
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    Library of Congress Manuscript Division

    Library of Congress curator Jeff Flannery discusses the history of the Manuscript Division. The Library of Congress Manuscript Division was founded in 1897 and is home to over 60 million items…

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  • New Hampshire State Library
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    New Hampshire State Library

    New Hampshire State Librarian Michael York explained the importance of state libraries and showcases some items from their archives. Founded in 1717, the New Hampshire State Library is the first state…

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  • Smithsonian Institution Castle
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    Smithsonian Institution Castle

    Richard Stamm and Steve Berry gave a tour and talked about the history of the Smithsonian Castle, which was completed in 1855. The tour visited several spaces that are not open to the public,…

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  • Concord Free Public Library Special Collections
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    Concord Free Public Library Special Collections

    Curator Leslie Wilson explained how the Concord Free Library acquires its items and showcased some of their rarer finds, including a portion of the manuscript for the book Little Women. The William Munroe Special…

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  • Presidential Libraries and Museums
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    Presidential Libraries and Museums

    Jodi Kanter talked about how presidential libraries and museums shape a president’s legacy. She is the author of Presidential Libraries as Performance: Curating American Character from…

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  • Memorial Museums and Memory
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    Memorial Museums and Memory

    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum director Sara Bloomfield spoke with Alice Greenwald, president and CEO of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City. They talked…

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  • Public History and Museum Exhibits
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    Public History and Museum Exhibits

    Richard Rabinowitz talked about his lifelong interest in public history, museums, and historic sites. The conversation focused on Mr. Rabinowitz’s book, Curating America: Journey’s Through…

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