Dec
07

Eyewitness to a ‘Day of Infamy:’ Commemorating Pearl Harbor

Eyewitness to a ‘Day of Infamy:’ Commemorating Pearl Harbor

Today marks the anniversary of the bombing of the Pearl Harbor naval base by the Japanese Imperial Navy. In commemoration of this anniversary, Patri O’Gan shares some letters from the collections of the American History Museum written by a civilian, Beth Slingerland, as she watched the attack from her home in the hills above Pearl Harbor. Continue reading Eyewitness to a ‘Day of Infamy:’ Commemorating Pearl Harbor

Aug
19

Remembering Woodstock

Remembering Woodstock

As the saying goes, “If you remember Woodstock, you weren’t there.” John Troutman, Curator of American Music in the Division of Cultural and Community Life at the American History Museum, does remember. He shares some insights into the cultural significance of the iconic music festival. Continue reading Remembering Woodstock

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