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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Historic American Newspapers: 100 Years Ago: "The Boy Scouts of America," Evening Star, June 19, 1916




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Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers: 100 Years Ago: "The Boy Scouts of America," Evening Star, June 19, 1916
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100 Years Ago: "The Boy Scouts of America," Evening Star, June 19, 1916

"President Wilson's signing Thursday [June 15] of the act incorporating the Boy Scouts of America puts that organization on a proper basis, and makes it a national institution more definitely than before." Based on Robert Baden-Powell's international scouting movement, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) was a remarkable institution that expanded rapidly following its introduction into America in 1910. Primary goals of the American movement were to help boys develop the skills, the knowledge, and the "character" required to better serve themselves and their country. Read more about it and follow us on Twitter @librarycongress #ChronAm!
 
 
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Battle of Cold Harbor Ends



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The Battle of Cold Harbor Ends: June 12, 1864

Save 25% on All-Access Membership Limited time. On June 12, 1864, the Battle of Cold Harbor ended when General Ulysses S. Grant withdrew his Union troops following a failed attempt to break through Confederate lines to push on to Richmond. Though the battle had resulted in high Union casualties, it would essentially prove to be Confederate general Robert E. Lee's final victory of the war.
The Battle of Cold Harbor was actually a series of skirmishes and battles that occurred between May 31 and June 12. Grant and Lee had been clashing the entire month of May in the battles of the Wilderness (May 5–7), Spotsylvania Court House (May 8–21), and North Anna (May 23–26), as Grant worked his way southeast to try to take Richmond. Finally, the two armies ...Continue Reading

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

The forgotten history of piracy in the Indian Ocean" plus more...

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The forgotten history of piracy in the Indian Ocean

When I first started thinking about retelling a story of piracy, two images almost immediately sprang to mind. The first is the famous story of Alexander the Great who supposedly once asked a pirate whom he had taken prisoner why he claimed possession of the sea by hostile means. The reply was pithy: "What do you mean by seizing the whole earth? Because I do it with a petty ship, I am called a robber, while you who does it with a great fleet are styled emperor." The second image, a...

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Philosopher of the month: Bertrand Russell

This June, the OUP Philosophy team honors Bertrand Russell (May 18, 1872 – February 2, 1970) as their Philosopher of the Month. Considered among the most distinguished philosophers of the 20th century, Russell's style, wit, and contributions to a wide range of philosophical fields made him an influential figure in both academic and popular philosophy.  Among his best known philosophical works, the History of Western Philosophy demonstrates the scope of Russell's curiosity and...

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

JUNK FOR WAR



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HEFFERNAN SAYS "KEEP THE FAITH" during WWII



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JOHN HARVEY CORMEY born in NEW BRUNSWICK







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      Name:John Cormy or Cormey
      Gender:Male
      Birth Date:abt 1849
      Death Date:14 Nov 1943
      Death Place:Goffstown, Grasmere, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
      Death Age:94
      Father Name:John
      Mother Name:Rebecca Lewis
      Spouse Name:Olive
      Spouse Gender:Female
      Event Type:Death
      FHL Film Number:2295080

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      Ancestry.com. New Hampshire, Death and Burial Records Index, 1654-1949 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

      SPENCER METHODIST CHURCH @ 100






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      A Home Run Show

      One Life: Babe Ruth
      Opens June 24, 2016

      Arguably one of the most portrayed Americans, no president, Hollywood star, or athlete so enjoyed the limelight for as long as Babe Ruth. The exhibition includes prints, photographs, personal items, and advertising memorabilia endorsed by Ruth. Join us this summer for "One Life: Babe Ruth," opening at the Portrait Gallery June 24. 

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      Double Take: Daguerreian Portrait Pairs

      Opens June 17, 2016

      Highlighting the depth of the Portrait Gallery's early photography collection, the exhibition presents two portraits of seven famous sitters. The pairs bring to light the ways in which various daguerreotypists approached the same subject and how different the results could be.


      Featured Programs


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      Thursdays at Noon | Thursdsays, June 2, 9 & 16

      Take a break from the work day to take part in an immersive tour. 

      June 2: Slow Looking at Denyce Graves by Nelson Shanks
      June 9: Portrait InSight tour well-suited for those who are blind or partially sighted (but open to all!)
      June 16: Portrait Conversation with historian Kate Lemay on John J. Pershing by Sir William Orpen


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      Conversation Circles | Fridays, June 3, 10, 17 & 24 | 10 a.m.–noon

      Practice English in small groups while learning more about American history through portraiture.


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      Artist Talk: Jess T. Dugan

      Sunday, June 5 | 2 p.m. | The Outwin 2016

      Discuss Self-Portrait (Muscle Shirt), a finalist entry featured in "The Outwin 2016," with its artist, Jess T. Dugan. 


      Blind or partially sighted individual in front of a portrait

      Portrait InSight | Saturday, June 11 | noon

      Listen to vivid verbal descriptions and touch selected objects in a program well-suited to those who are blind or partially-sighted, but open to all who enjoy close looking.


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      IMAGINE = IMAGE Teen Photography Display| Thursday, June 23 | 2–5 p.m.

      View works by teens participating in the IMAGINE=IMAGE Teen Workshop.


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      Baseball Double Feature | Sunday, June 26 | 3 p.m.

      Get in the game with a double feature of baseball-themed films. 

      3 p.m.: The Sandlot
      5 p.m.: Major League Legends: Babe Ruth,
      a Smithsonian Channel production


      Family Programs


      Girl coloring

      Open Studio Fridays | Fridays, June 3, 10, 17 &
      27| 1–6 p.m.

      Work with a different material each week or explore the museum with a Portrait Discovery Kit. 


      Kids learning about a portrait

      Portrait Discovery Kits | Saturdays, June 4, 11, 18 & 25; 1–4 p.m. | Sundays, June 5, 12 & 19; 2–5 p.m.

      Pick up a kit for an interactive way to learn more about people who are in the museum and their contributions to American history.  


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      Portrait Story Days | Saturdays, June 4, 11, 18 & 25;
      1–4 p.m. | Sundays, June 5, 12 & 19; 2–5 p.m.

      Listen to a story and create art inspired by someone in our collection.

      June 4 & 5: Dwight D. Eisenhower
      June 11 & 12: Alice Waters
      June 18 & 19: Chuck Close
      June 25: Patience Wright


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      Young Portrait Explorers: Thomas Edison

       Monday, June 13, 10:30–11:30 a.m. 

      Discover the Portrait Gallery through an interactive tour that touches on art and history through storytelling. Registration required. For toddlers up to age five and their adult companions. 


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      Babe Ruth Baseball Family Day | Sunday, June 26 | 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

      Celebrate America's pastime and one of its greatest heroes! View the new exhibition "One Life: Babe Ruth" and enjoy games, crafts and music.


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