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“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.
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Living historian Will Priest leading a group during the 1990 building dedication. The group is w/ Will on the gun deck of USS Constellation.
Fife and Drum Corps playing on Pier 1 in 1972. Stern of USS Constellation in background.
Living historians working at a gun drill on the gun deck of USS Constellation during the 1970s/1980s.
Members of Ships' Company posed on one of USS Constellation's anchors. Ship is visible in background.
African-American member of Ship's Company standing at the helm of USS Constellation. Color photograph.
Will Priest, member of Ship's Company, in uniform, standing near the bell of USS Constellation.
Living historian Paul Hjelmervick playing ship's surgeon "Dr. John Mills Browne." The surgeon is seated at his desk writing.
Living history demonstration in which three "marines", in 1812 uniform are speaking w/ a modern US Navy officer. Frigate interpretation.
Living history demonstration of the crewing going through a gun drill during the frigate interpretation. Gun is pulled in for loading.
Living history sailor seated playing small flute. Ditty bag over shoulder. Frigate interpretation.
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