In the years after the Civil War, some wanted a new seat of government that would be closer to the geographic center of a growing nation
Rioters vandalized six sculptures and two paintings, in addition to smashing windows, breaking furniture and spraying graffiti
An unfinished Civil War memorial became an allegory for peace—and a scene of insurrection
National Museum of American History curator Frank Blazich discusses rapid-response collecting in the wake of the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol.
What do we tell children now? It's time to ask ourselves what we are going to say and do before the next time this happens
As details about traumatic events unfold in the news, it is important for families to navigate these conversations with young children with care.