“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.
A brightly colorized image of the front of Seminole Lodge, the Edison's Fort Myers retreat.
The dock & boat house used by the Edisons at their Fort Myers estate.
An early exterior photograph of the EBRC lab and vault (at right-- used to store chemicals).
View of the Edison Guest House showcasing foliage.
An exterior view of Seminole Lodge including palms.
In this image, Edison, Burroughs, and Ford stand in front of a palm tree and other vegetation in Fort Myers.
An exterior view of the Seminole Lodge guest house surrounded by lush vegetation.
An early interior photograph of Edison Botanical Research Lab and equipment.
View of the grounds of Seminole Lodge showcasing a well-manicured lawn and heavy vegetation.
Early view of the exterior of the EBRC lab and adjacent vault building, used to store chemicals.
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