BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Military’

  • Across the country, museums and historic sites welcome visitors into a world long gone but fundamental to America today. Military history in particular is etched into our country’s culture and the public’s imagination. The trouble, though, for museums and historical sites lies in continuing to make it both accessible and relevant to today’s audiences. Utilizing […]

  • Across the country, museums and historic sites welcome visitors into a world long gone but fundamental to America today. Military history in particular is etched into our country’s culture and the public’s imagination. The trouble, though, for museums and historical sites lies in continuing to make it both accessible and relevant to today’s audiences. Through […]

  • This bundle of five technical leaflets concentrates on how to care for items with military emphasis. Four of the technical leaflets deal with firearms: classifications, identification, potential hazards, and metals. The last technical leaflet discusses the basic maintenance for textiles as could be found in military uniforms.  The care of artifacts in our collections is […]

  • Military history is full of stereotypes: rooms stuffed with weapons, exhibits with dense text going into the minutiae of battle, etc. This session advocates a people-centered approach instead, which makes military history relevant to returning visitors and those who dismiss military history as tedious.   Chair: Marc Blackburn, Supervisory Park Ranger, Mount Ranier National Park, […]

  • C-SPAN recording of a session at the 2010 Presidential Sites and Libraries conference. Sharon Fawcett discusses the presidential libraries and the challenges of presenting controversial issues in an objective way and talks about the shifting balances between preserving a president’s legacy and presenting political history. Focusing on bringing the private Nixon Library and Museum into […]

  • C-SPAN recording of Michael Beschloss address at a conference on presidential sites and libraries. Beschloss discusses about the importance of presidential sites and what can be learned from them. He said his career as a presidential historian was inspired by a visit to Lincoln’s home at the age of ten years and detailed visits he had […]

  • C-SPAN recording of Jon Meacham’s address on how presidents look to their predecessors for their own political inspirations. He also responded to questions from members of the audience. Mr. Meacham is the author of several presidential biographies, including American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House.  The fifth Presidential Sites and Libraries Conference, Renewing Ideals and Engaging the […]

  • C-SPAN recording of Chip Colwell-Chathaphonh speaking about his book Massacre at Camp Grant: Forgetting and Remembering Apache History (University of Arizona Press; May 17, 2007). In his book he discusses a forgotten massacre on April 30, 1871, of more than a hundred Apache men, women, and children who had surrendered to the U.S. Army at […]

  • C-SPAN recording of historian Joseph Ellis discussing the Founding Fathers in the Rotunda of the University of Virginia. This was the evening keynote address on the opening day of the four-day Presidential Sites and Libraries conference. He also responded to a few questions from members of the audience. Professor Ellis is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning […]

  • C-SPAN recording of historian Mike Wallace’s Plenary Address wherein he discusses how the history of today would be interpreted in the future and making history a vital piece of current education. He talked about the history of the preservation of public history in New York City and about his own career and the historical and […]