Tag Archives: National Archives

Giving Context to Words


Earlier this month, the United States commemorated the Fourth of July, a holiday marked by traditions such as fireworks, cookouts, parades, and NPR broadcasting a reading of the Declaration of Independence. This year, NPR added something new to the mix: … Continue reading

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Washington Post’s Free and Easy 2/20-26


Happy Presidents’ Day and Mardi Gras! Free events this week include a Persian harp performance at the Freer Gallery on Wednesday 2/22, a movie screening at the National Archives on Friday 2/24, an information session on Civil War reenactment at … Continue reading

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One Quotable Nation


When Sarah Palin announced her One Nation bus tour, I looked forward to hearing which historic sites she would choose to visit. Though I am not (full disclosure) a Palin supporter, I am a visiting-historic-sites supporter. I knew I would … Continue reading

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