In this online digital museum, you will find information and interesting facts about the Gilded Age. Be sure to browse through the various tabs to learn about the people, music, and film of the time.
Musicians in the Continental Army did more than boost morale among soldiers. Drumbeats and fife whistles also provided important instructions, on and off the battlefields.
Did you know that this famous lady could have ended up in Boston or Philadelphia, or further afield? These ten interesting facts might surprise you.
Did you know that Buzz Lightyear has really been to space? Most of the more than 100 space trips have included an odd item or two on board. Read to find out more about the interesting, and sometimes wacky, items that have traveled to space.
An exhibit at Brandeis University honors the lives of girls and women killed in the Holocaust through paintings, photographs, and first-hand accounts given by Holocaust survivor, Luisa Milch.
You may know a lot about mythology, but is evertying you think you know correct? Mental Floss discusses some of the most common misconceptions people have about Greek and Roman myths.
Most of us have never heard of the Louisiana Native Guards, yet their impact in the American Civil War was tremendous. This History Ph.D. candidate is on a mission to tell their story.
Everyone knows that dogs are “man’s best friend.” However, most people don’t know the roles they served throughout American history in times of war, dating all the way back to the American Revolution.
Learn more about a community of Jewish immigrants who left a lasting cultural impact on the other side of the world.
The imprint of Greek and Roman mythology is all around us, from the names of our shoes (Nike, the goddess of victory) to the names of the planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, etc). And maybe a certain recent movie series has made you familiar with a little Norse mythology, like Thor and Loki, too. Now a new show is introducing Western audiences to Chinese mythology. Find out how costume designers approached dressing ancient Chinese gods for a modern American audience.
Extremely rare Civil War era coins both represent and make history. Read about how gold coins discovered in a Kentucky cornfield mark a significant historical moment.
Shakespeare, an iconic figure in English history, is celebrated and beloved by another significant English figure, King Charles. Read about how and why King Charles celebrates the 400-year anniversary of Shakespeare’s First Folio.
For centuries, history books have told us that the Battle of Yorktown was the final victory of the American Revolutionary War. However, many historians now believe the last battle was fought on an entirely different continent.
Wilma Rudolph was a remarkable American athlete who overcame massive illness as a young child. Her achievements at the 1960 Olympics were impressive and inspirational.
See pages from Anne Frank’s diary with explanatory notes in this excerpt from the book 100 Documents That Changed the World.
D’Aulnoy helped create the fairytale genre we know and enjoy today. Skim the article to find out some interesting facts about her life and work.
History lessons over the American Civil War are more engaging than ever as students interact with clothing, toys, and other objects from that era.
Women in the United States have always been active participants in war efforts, dating all the way back to the American Revolution.
Centuries after they were written, Shakespeare’s words remain poignant as we honor veterans on Memorial Day.
Holocaust survivors have incredibly important stories to tell, and it’s imperative we protect those stories, as well as the people behind them.