What happened to the first English colonists in North America, who supposedly disappeared without a trace? Our recent archaeological discoveries may have solved the riddle.
Critics saw him as weak, but in his one term in office Carter had significant achievements in foreign affairs and environmental and energy policy.
In 1673, a Jesuit missionary, a fur trader, and a small group of canoe men traveled two thousand miles from what is now upper Michigan down to Arkansas and back.
People who know nothing else about Chicago’s Great Conflagration have heard of Mrs. O’Leary and her famous cow. But the disaster's real origins are more complicated.
Edward R. Murrow’s radio broadcasts from London, aired live while Nazi bombs fell around him, are classics of journalism – and literature.
A historian looks at the distinctive Midwestern identity of Wilder and her "Little House on the Prairie" books.
Historic microphone used by Edward Murrow for London broadcasts to be loaned to the National Press Club
Now a popular state park, the unassuming geological feature along the Illinois River has served as the site of centuries of human habitation and discovery.