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    Nixon Presidential Library and Museum Re-Opening Ceremony

    The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California, held a re-opening ceremony after a major update of its exhibits.

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    Harriet Tubman and the Maryland Underground Railroad

    The Maryland Park Service, together with the National Park Service, recently opened the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. To commemorate the opening,…

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    Caretakers of America's Treasures

    Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, and Archivist of the United States David Ferriero participated in a roundtable discussion. They talked about their…

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    Bill of Rights in Modern Times

    Three federal judges discussed the history of the Bill of Rights and its impact 225 years after ratification on a number of modern issues, including technology, same-sex marriage, free…

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    Reading of Elie Wiesel's Night, Part 1

    A complete reading of the late Elie Wiesel’s Night at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. This is part one of three.

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    NATO Exercise Able Archer 83

    Nate Jones talked about his book, Able Archer 83: The Secret History of the NATO Exercise That Almost Triggered Nuclear War. In his book, Mr. Jones explores Ronald Reagan’s thoughts on…

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    Protecting America's Historical Documents

    Stephen Puleo talked about his book, American Treasures: The Secret Efforts to Save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address.

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    Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum Re-Opening

    Exhibit and website designers talked about the renovated Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California, and how the revised exhibits tell a more complete story…

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    First Ladies During Wartime

    Historians examined the contributions of American first ladies during the nation’s wars. Speakers included William Seale, author of The President’s House and other books; history professor…

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    Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library 75th Anniversary

    To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in 2016, members of the Roosevelt Institute and the presidential library system spoke about…

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    Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum Re-Dedication

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney and others delivered brief remarks at the re-dedication ceremony of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.

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    General Pershing and the Battle of Meuse-Argonne

    Mitchell Yockelson talked about his book, Forty-Seven Days: How Pershing’s Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I. Mr. Yockelson focused on General “Black Jack”…

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    Conversation with Henry Kissinger

    Henry Kissinger talked about U.S. policy during the Vietnam War, his role, and the lessons learned from the conflict. He also responded to questions from the audience. Topics included America’s promises of support for the South…

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    Demise of Slavery

    Ira Berlin talked about his book The Long Emancipation: The Demise of Slavery in the United States. In his book, Professor Berlin argues that the slaves' struggle for freedom was a long and…

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    Naturalization Ceremony

    President Obama spoke at a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives. He talked about the American tradition of welcoming immigrants and the contributions they make to society. He…

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    Political Cartoons

    Political cartoonists David Sipress, Tom Toles, Jen Sorensen, Keith Knight, and Signe Wilkinson talked about what inspires their work, as well as how political cartoons affect politics and…

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    Soviet Spy Couple and the Atom Bomb

    Panelists talked about Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the spy couple who leaked the secrets of the atom bomb to the Soviet Union in the 1950s. They spoke about the Rosenberg’s devotion to the…

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    President's Daily Briefing

    Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan talked about the history of the president’s daily briefing. Following his remarks, former intelligence officers talked about the importance of the briefing.…

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    Melvin Laird and the U.S. Military

    Panelists talked about Melvin Laird’s time as President Nixon’s defense secretary during the last years of the Vietnam War, and his strategy to position the military for the future. This event by…

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    President Nixon's Visit to China

    Former National Security Council and State Department officials from the Nixon Administration talked about President Nixon’s efforts to normalize relations with China in the early 1970s. They spoke…

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