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  • Bellevue Elementary School, Richmond VA
    Bellevue Elementary School – On former site of Van Lew Mansion, Richmond, VA
    Standing in one of Richmond’s most renowned spots is the Bellevue Elementary School. Located in the St. Johns Church Historic District (of Church Hill) at 2301 East Grace Street, the school also houses a museum recognizing the site’s...
  • Almanac
    Spring-like weather, record cold and blizzard conditions
    Spring-like weather, record cold and blizzard conditions top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on February 27.1976 - Temperatures soar to the...
  • 2004 Texas Quarter Proof
    George Ranch Historical Park offers Tales of Texas on February 28
    George Ranch Historical Park is offering their annual Tales of Texas Day on Saturday, February 28 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.The public is invited to come explore the lives of famous Texas heroes and other important historical figures. The event...
  • Almanac
    Thunderstorms, record warmth and blowing snow
    Thunderstorms, record warmth and blowing snow top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on February 26.1944 – Record warm air for late...
  • Texas map
    George Ranch Historical Park offers Tales of Texas Homeschool Day on February 26
    George Ranch Historical Park is offering their Tales of Texas Homeschool Day on Thursday, February 26. The program is meant for children in grades two through five, with a focus on Texas colonization and independence. Children will learn the...
  • Memphis books
    Five fun books about Memphis history
    We know how to choose our favorite summertime books for the beach, but what should we read on all of these snow days? How about some fun historical facts about the River City we call home. Have a copy shipped to your door without going out in the...
  • The Falklands
    Argentina annexes the Falkland Islands on their currency
    The Falkland Islands have recently found themselves in the news again after decades of relative obscurity. The islands, which lie some 300 miles off the Argentinian coast, have been a British overseas territory since the Falklands War in the early...
  • The commonly forgotten Rhone Valley
    The commonly forgotten Rhone Valley
    When you think about wine in the country of France you think of Bordeaux, which has been dominating wine around the word since the 12th century . You also think about the region of Burgundy wine, which claims to have the oldest history of wine...
  • American bison
    Herd of American Bison aims to restore wild herds to the plains
    A herd of bison is scheduled to be released into northern Colorado this year, with the aim of restoring wild bison herds to some of the plains areas. The release will take place north of Wellington at the Soapstone Prairie Natural area, a small...
  • Almanac
    Warm lows, and near blizzard conditions
    Warm lows, and near blizzard conditions top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on February 25.1957 - Mild and rainy weather prevail with lows in...
  • William Scheide bequeathed his vast rare book collection to Princeton University
    Princeton University bequeathed 2500 rare books 300 million Scheide collection
    Princeton University is now the owner of a 2,500 rare book collection valued at $300 million. The university announced on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 that they were bequeathed William Hurd Scheide's collection after he died in November at 100 years...
  • Damon Runyan
    Damon Runyan digs in deep with History miniseries 'Gangland Undercover'
    History is establishing itself as a home for based-on-a-true-story dramatic programming, and tonight the network adds another feather to its cap with the premiere of the six-episode miniseries Gangland Undercover. Actor Damon Runyan has the...
  • Almanac
    Snow squalls and arctic air
    Snow squalls and record cold top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on February 24.1894 - A temperature of -11.2° set a record low for the...
  • Historic Night at the Movies!
    Tonight at the Movies: Matisse, Van Gogh, Rembrandt and many more
    Go to your local theater tonight to view this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition curated by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum.Event: EXHIBITION ON SCREEN presentsREMBRANDT from the NATIONAL GALLERY LONDON &...
  • American Denial:  Racial Injustice in the Land of the Free
    A Long Way From Selma – but a Long Way To Go to Reach “Post-Racial” America
    “How could a people who cherish freedom and fairness also create such a racially oppressive society?” That was the question a Nobel Prize winning Swedish scientist asked nearly 80 years ago – and which many since continue to ask,...