History Bytes: Bond and Indenture Agreements
June 15, 2021
Hampton Smith, Ph.D. student, MIT, is one of the 2021 Buchanan Burnham Fellows working on capturing data from the NHS archives on Black and ...
Director’s Note: On a meeting about the future of living history, February 2021
May 3, 2021
Back in February, the NHS convened the first of several conversations about the future of living history or costumed interpretation. We asked practitioners in ...
History Bytes: Bunker Hill Connections
April 23, 2021
The desire to want to memorialize a person or event is natural; monument building, however, can be complicated, often slowed by politics, financial setbacks, ...
Director’s Note: ‘The World in Motion’ Exhibit
April 5, 2021
Museum exhibits, suggests Secretary of the Smithsonian Lonnie Bunch, have the capacity to make the familiar unexpected, and the unfamiliar understood. And, even an ...
History Bytes: Allene Tew of Beechwood
March 23, 2021
The Beechwood mansion on Bellevue Avenue is best known for having been the summer home of Mrs. William Backhouse Astor, Gilded Age Queen of ...
History Bytes: Mollie O’Hara
March 16, 2021
This guest post was written by Rebecca Kelly, NHS Visiting Curator of Fashion History. Mary Charlotte O’Hara was born in Kilkenny, Ireland and emigrated ...