In 1955, the head of Civil Defense urged everyone to build an underground shelter "right now"
When the newly renovated museum reopens this month, one of Washington D.C.’s most storied buildings will be elegantly reborn
The National Portrait Gallery’s new show on the Civil War photographer rediscovers the full significance of Gardner's career
Alice Roosevelt's 1905 journey to Japan, Korea and China is documented in rare photographs held by the Freer and Sackler Galleries
Stephen Burroughs was a thief, a counterfeiter and a convicted criminal. A rare piece of his fake currency is in the collections
The 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon presents a chance for one Vietnam War correspondent to look back at the iconic helicopter
The Lincoln collection at the American History Museum marks the horrific tragedy and the poignancies of a nation in mourning
As the April anniversary of Lincoln's last ride approaches, an historian recounts the president's other horse and buggie moments
As the Anacostia Community Museum delves into daily life in a city at war, author Ernest B. Furgurson recalls the nascence of a city on the verge
Both North and South expected victory to be glorious and quick, but the first major battle signaled the long and deadly war to come
The town's Civil War cemeteries deepened Ernest Furguson's view of history as a young boy
Stubborn and deliberate, General George Henry Thomas was one of the Union's most brilliant strategists. So why was he cheated by history?
Historians' perspectives on George H. Thomas
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