“Save America’s Treasures” has been totally eliminated—the largest Federal program supporting preservation of such treasures as the original Star Spangled Banner and George Washington’s tent.
65% of Americans don’t know what happened at the Constitutional Convention, according to a recent survey by Newsweek.
The “Teaching American History” grants—the largest Federal program supporting history education—have been completely eliminated.
Visits to the Top 20 Civil War battlefields have dropped in half from 1970 to 2009 according to official National Park Service statistics.
40% of Americans can’t identify whom we fought in World War II, according to a recent survey by Newsweek.
A quarter of Americans believe Congress shares power over U.S. foreign policy with the United Nations, according to a recent Annenberg survey.
“There is little that is more important for an American citizen to know than the history and traditions of his country,” John F. Kennedy wrote in American Heritage.
The “We the People Program,” which touched some 30 million students and 90,000 teachers over 25 years, has been completely eliminated.
Two-thirds of Americans could not correctly name Yorktown as the last major military action of the American Revolution, according to a recent national Gallup survey.
The National Heritage Areas and Scenic Byways program, the only major Federal program encouraging visits to historic places, has been completely eliminated in Congressional committee.
Image depicts Orchid Lane behind Seminole Lodge, highlighting colorful flowers and botanicals.
A heavily colorized image of Edison circa 1930 posed with a telegraph key.
A modern photograph of the interior of the Edison Botanical Research Lab.
A low contrast image of Edison's EBRC lab office "just as he left it," including two phonographs.
The Ford Winter Estate and surrounding palms are shown here.
An aerial image showing the older Edison bridge (top) and newer bridge, built in 1962 (bottom) spanning the Caloosahatchee River.
A large ficus fills the foreground, while The Mangoes stands in the background of the image.
A brightly colorized image of Seminole Lodge and surrounding vegetation.
Edison and two of his long-time assistants are depicted in the interior of the Botanical Research Lab.
A massive Traveler Palm is shown, along with a rolling cart and umbrella used by the Edisons.
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