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History of Historic Preservation

Up until the 1960s, saving America’s treasured artifacts of her past was largely done by private citizens. Learn about the slow movement of federal historical preservation legislation in this post.

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How the History of Daylight Saving Proves Time Isn’t Real

With the Senate recently passing the Sunshine Protection Act, which proposes year-round daylight savings time, we thought it would be a great time to dive into the complex and often confusing history of humankind’s desire to preserve daylight.

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7 Milestone Moments in the Fight for Women’s Rights

March is Women’s History Month, but the fight for gender equality in the United States is ongoing. While we continue to work towards a more equitable future, it’s the perfect time to review some milestone moments in the women’s rights movement.

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Carter G. Woodson: The Father of Black History Month

While Black history should be learned and celebrated throughout the year, February is nationally designated as Black History Month—and this is thanks to a Black American historian named Carter G. Woodson.

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Statue of Liberty

‘Tis the season for gift-giving, so it’s only fitting that this month’s Secrets of the Serial Set uncover the story behind one of the most famous gifts ever given to the United States of America: the Statue of Liberty.

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100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

2021 is the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Solider at Arlington National Cemetery. The marble tomb serves as a poignant reminder of all those Americans who gave their lives for their country—and never returned home.