Archive for the ‘Presidential Sites and Libraries’ Category

  • Students Opposing Slavery (SOS), a youth education program of President Lincoln’s Cottage, was awarded the Presidential Award of Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons on Monday, October 24th, 2016 at the meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the White House (see video coverage of the […]

  • Since 1999, the George Washington Teacher Institute at Mount Vernon provides teachers across the country with historical thinking skills and in-depth content about George Washington and the 18th century. The Teacher Institute is comprised of six different residential weeks, each with a lead scholar, teacher facilitator, and a Mount Vernon expert. This year, based on […]

  • YORBA LINDA, Calif., June 2, 2016—A completely new interactive presidential museum is opening at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library on October 14, 2016. The opening will come nearly a year after the $15-million construction began on the 25-year-old exhibits. After opening, the Nixon Library will be the newest presidential museum in the nation. The new […]

  • In June, I had the opportunity to work with National History Day staff at the National Contest in College Park, MD to facilitate a teacher professional development session, participate as a judge, and present the first ever White House History special prize. We worked with many teachers from across the country to look at White […]

  • The Woodrow Wilson Family Home: A Museum of Reconstruction While never leaving your house, office or hometown most of you reading this post probably took an unplanned trip this summer to South Carolina. The massacre of nine citizens at the hands of a white supremacist propelled the Palmetto State into news headlines and social media […]

  • AASLH Member Since 1960 and a 2015 Leadership in History Award Winner Historic Columbia Receives 2015 South Carolina Historic  Preservation  Heritage Tourism Award for Woodrow Wilson Family Home: A Museum of Reconstruction in Columbia & Richland County COLUMBIA, S.C. (June 5, 2015)—Lt. Governor Henry McMaster presented Historic Columbia with the 2015 Historic Preservation Heritage Tourism Award during the 2015 […]

  • AASLH Member Since 1984 Washington’s Winter Campaign Comes to Life in Mount Vernon’s Second Feature Animation MOUNT VERNON, VA – George Washington’s crossing of the icy Delaware River on Christmas Day 1776 is one of the most remarkable and well-known events in American military history.  Why did this crossing on a freezing winter’s night matter […]

  • For the past eight years, the White House Historical Association has offered in-school programs for elementary students in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. When they started, our offices were located in a townhouse on Lafayette Square with no space for programs or events. The idea of bringing White House history to the schools was an […]

  • Successful museums and sites clearly understand what their visitors want and need for a high quality experience. They also know success requires collecting real data from real visitors. Assumptions made by staff are only that: assumptions. Here’s why you should use Visitors Count! in 2015 to help you conduct a visitor survey: You receive Key Drivers that […]

  • Imagine a world where your local historic site or museum is unconstrained by bandwidth, capable of sharing high quality multi-media rich digital collections, historic artifacts in 3-D, and can interact live with students from around the world.  Internet2, through its United States Unified Community Anchor Network (U.S. UCAN) K20 Initiative, is striving to enable the […]