Over the next few months, workers at the Springfield Armory will be digging a lot of dirt. They’re restructuring parts of the armory’s grounds to recreate the landscape of the National Historic Site to what it looked like in the 1950s.
Manisha Sinha says she was surprised to discover the precursor to Garrison’s “Covenant with Death” was a sermon delivered by a Hartford, Connecticut, minister.
All states are not created equal, at least not when it comes to their influence on American history. That assumption underlies a new volume of […]
As MGM prepares to start building its casino in the South End of Springfield, it’s running up against some opposition from the city’s historical commission.
Last fall, curators and interns at the New York State Museum were digging through their audio archives in an effort to digitize their collection. It […]
When John Fitzgerald Kennedy began his run for the White House there was plenty of excitement, plenty of anticipation. He was energetic, handsome, and from […]
NPR’s Scott Horsley reported Monday on questions about a famous quote attributed to the late Winston Churchill. Did the former British prime minister say it? […]
Two hundred years ago today, a young U.S. naval captain named Oliver Hazard Perry penned the words, “We have met the enemy and they are ours …”
The Central Intelligence Agency was behind the overthrow of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh in 1953. It’s been an open secret for decades, but last […]
The 1963 March on Washington didn’t happen in a vacuum. Many racial demonstrations before that year — from the Freedom Rides to lunch counter sit-ins […]