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    First Lady Michelle Obama and Children of Military Families Making Crafts

    First lady Michelle Obama welcomed military families to the White House and assisted the children in making holiday crafts. Sunny, Bo, Executive Chef Cris Comerford, White House Executive…

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    World War I Aviation

    Professor John Curatola gave a talk titled “1916: The Air War.” Professor Curatola described the technological and tactical race to dominate the skies during World War I, including…

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    World War I Battle of Verdun

    Paul Jankowski talked about some of the myths surrounding the 1916 Battle of Verdun, one of the longest and bloodiest battles of World War I. This presentation was part of a two-day…

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    Hero of the Empire

    Candice Millard talked about her book Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill, in which she recalls the actions of future British Prime…

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    101st Airborne in World War II

    Colonel Edward Shames (Retired), one of the original members of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, recalled his World War II experiences. Colonel Shames told the story of the “Screamin' Eagles”…

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    Black Panther Party

    Bobby Seale and Stephen Shames talked about their book, Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers. They spoke with Byron Hurt about the legacy and impact of the organization…

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    Military Aviation Museum, Part 2

    Mike Spalding gave a tour of World War II hangar at the Military Aviation Museum. Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the Military Aviation Museum is home to one of the largest private…

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    Presidential Exoneration for Ethel Rosenberg

    Robert and Michael Meeropol, the sons of convicted spy Ethel Rosenberg, spoke to reporters outside the White House following their unsuccessful attempt to ask President Obama to exonerate their…

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    National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama made remarks at the ceremony to light the National Christmas Tree.

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    White House 2016 Holiday Decorations Preview

    The press toured the White House to look at the Christmas decorations. The 2016 holiday season theme at the White House was “The Gift of the Holidays.” First lady Michelle Obama reportedly…

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    White House 2016 Holiday Decorations Preview

    The press toured the White House to look at the Christmas decorations. The 2016 holiday season theme at the White House was “The Gift of the Holidays.” First lady Michelle Obama reportedly…

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    Capitol Christmas Tree Arrival

    An 80-foot Engelmann Spruce tree from the Payette National Forest in Idaho arrived at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol to serve as the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. The tree was harvested near McCall,…

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    Fort Pitt Museum

    Alan Gutchess gave a tour of the Fort Pitt Museum and talked about the origins of Pittsburgh as a military fort. Mr. Gutchess explained how the English and French both held control of the land at various…

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    Future of Libraries

    Zócalo Public Square hosted a conversation with long-time librarians and educators about the future of traditional libraries in reaction to evolving digital information, technology, and…

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    White House Christmas Tree Arrival

    In an annual holiday event, first lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by dogs Bo and Sunny and nephews Austin and Aaron Robinson, received the White House Christmas tree to be displayed in the…

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    World War II and Civil Rights

    Professor Jill Ogline Titus taught a class on World War II and its impact on civil rights. She talked about racial conflicts over housing, voting rights, and integrating work places and the…

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    Confederate Flag, Slavery, and Modern Racism

    Historians talked about the Confederate flag’s history in relation to slavery as well as to modern day racism. Washington National Cathedral hosted this discussion in response to the…

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    Les Parisiennes

    Anne Sebba talked about her book Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved, and Died Under Nazi Occupation, in which she recalls daily life for women in Nazi occupied Paris…

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    The Plots Against Hitler

    Danny Orbach talked about his book The Plots Against Hitler, in which hee xamines the many plots to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

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    Comparing Approaches to Historical Narrative

    Cokie Roberts moderated a panel discussion entitled “Doing History: Comparing Approaches to the Historian’s Craft.” Participants included historical novelist Thomas Mallon, historical…

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