Archive for the ‘Military History’ Category

  • On August 29, 1914, just months after the outbreak of what would come to be known as “The Great War,” a memorial group in Adelaide, Australia planted an English Oak in the city’s Creswell Gardens. This was the first “memorial tree” dedicated to the soldiers who lost their lives serving in World War I. In […]

  • April 2017 marks the 100-year anniversary of the United States entering WWI.  To commemorate this anniversary, the US National Archives (NARA) has launched Remembering WWI, an iPad and Android application that invites audiences to explore, collaborate, and engage with the National Archives’ extensive collection of World War I moving and still images. The app is […]

  • AASLH is pleased to be working with our colleagues at the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission to promote the WW1 Poppy Program. This is a tangible way to connect the local to the global, to support the work of the Commission across the country, and to help generate funds for state and local history institutions. […]

  • I find that many Emerging History Professionals (EHPs) these days have blogs of some sort. They traditionally consist of self-promoting posts with little to no content that really contributes to or engages in a conversation. I had explored many of these blogs before I discovered Civil Discourse, a blog started by two classmates of mine […]

  • The John and Annie Glenn Museum in New Concord, Ohio has on exhibit one of John Glenn’s Marine Corps uniforms.  Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth (1962) and a U.S senator from Ohio (1974-1999), was a Marine from 1943 until he retired from the Corps in 1965 and is a combat veteran of […]

  • The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission and the Pritzker Military Museum and Library have announced a new program to help people across the country restore and preserve local World War I memorials. “100 CITIES/100 MEMORIALS” is a fund-matching program, where groups or individuals can A) identify local sites in their area, B) create a […]

  • NAVAL STATION GREAT LAKES, Ill. – The Great Lakes Naval Museum was officially renamed the National Museum of the American Sailor during a ceremony and sign unveiling at the museum 1 p.m. Tuesday. The Navy’s top enlisted Sailor, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (AW/NAC) Mike Stevens, was joined by retired Rear Adm. Sam Cox, director […]

  • We are proud to announce the newest spring 2016 titles in the AASLH Series from Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. View the full list of titles here, and remember that AASLH members always get 20% percent off the list price for our books. Interpreting Difficult History at Museums and Historic Sites is framed by educational psychoanalytic theory […]

  • New York, NY. — Library of America has been awarded a $550,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in partial support of World War I and America, a major initiative involving public programs in all fifty states, a travelling exhibition, a multimedia website, and the publication of an unprecedented anthology of writings by […]

  • NEW ORLEANS – The National WWII Museum this week announced plans to return restored patrol-torpedo (PT) boat PT-305 to her home waters of Lake Pontchartrain, where she was originally tested by Higgins Industries more than 70 years ago. The Museum launched the first phase of the plan this week: a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds necessary to move PT-305 […]