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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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