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Every December, a 350-year-old New Hampshire port re-creates centuries of changing holiday traditions
Cruising the Maine coast on a schooner built when Grant was President
Montana’s Flathead Valley has captivated tourists for more than a century
What Rust Belt? Pittsburgh shows how a city can lose its industry but retain its soul.
A moving and respectful calm fills places once shattered by war
Winter is the time to discover the Bermuda that British empire builders and Confederate agents called home
Visiting the Tampa area’s turn-of-the-century Cuban and Greek communities
Eureka, California, came of age at the peak of our national infatuation with architectural ornament, when money and timber seemed certain to last forever
A great ship of today seeks to evoke the golden liners of memory
Why do we need a national nonprofit membership society for American history?
“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.