The steamship "St. Lucie" went down in a hurricane, killing 26 passengers on board
Visitors will be safely strapped in as they sit atop a beam hundreds of feet above New York City
The Black Sailor Whose Heroic Actions During a Shipwreck Made Him an Instant Celebrity of the Roaring Twenties
Lionel Licorish earned accolades for rescuing as many as 20 passengers from the wreckage of the S.S. "Vestris"
At his peak, the television icon, who died at 101, reached more than 120 million Americans with shows like "All in the Family"
The Union general directly benefited from the brutal institution before and during the Civil War
Highly anticipated before its arrival in late 1973, Kohoutek became an interplanetary punchline. But astronomers may have gotten the last laugh
The first woman justice to serve on the nation's highest court died on Friday at age 93
In 19th-century St. Louis, Madam Priscilla Henry earned a life-changing fortune—and scores of enemies vying for her crown
The Pennsylvanian was one of America’s greatest heroes. Why hasn’t he gotten his due?
Curators and staffers satisfied their endless curiosity with novels, short stories, biographies, art collections and journalistic reporting
The Icarians thought they could build a paradise, but their project was marked by failure almost from the start
The S.S. Dix went down while ferrying passengers between Seattle and Bainbridge Island
Picked from more than 2,600 submissions, the finalists pay homage to the state's motto and nickname
Union troops tossed Confederate munitions and supplies into the waterway after taking Columbia in February 1865
The Bradley Cooper-led film is a dramatization of the storied composer and conductor's complex love life
From Ancient Ruins to Historic Military Forts, Connect with Arizona’s Vibrant History and Living Cultures On Foot
Step outside to uncover the state’s multifaceted past and unrivaled natural beauty
A Danish graphic designer has pieced together historic photos and maps to create an interactive digital diorama of the fateful moments
How November 22, 1963, changed Dallas' Dealey Plaza forever
Our favorite titles of the year resurrect forgotten histories and illuminate how the United States ended up where it is today
From the Governor's Mansion to the White House and Beyond, Rosalynn Carter Was a Tireless Advocate for the Vulnerable
Smithsonian experts reflect on the life and legacy of the former first lady, who died Sunday at age 96
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