Source: Digital History
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.
Source: George Washington's Mount Vernon
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.
Source: How Stuff Works
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.
Source: Mental Floss (on YouTube)
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.
Source: American Battlefield Trust
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.