The Library of Congress has been working to build an oral history collection to capture veterans’ memories of war, and the project is nearing a milestone of 100,000 records.
Should tour guides in Washington have to prove they know James Madison from James Monroe? Should those in New Orleans take tests on the difference between Creole and Cajun?
Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.
A Fairfax County educator has been named at the 2014 Virginia History Teacher of the Year.
Indian-Americans are doctors, engineers, motel owners, taxi drivers and spelling bee champs — just a few takeaways from a new exhibition at the Smithsonian.
Visiting local restaurants and bars is one of the best parts about traveling. Check out any of these old bars – most of which are older than America.
A Virginia community is in an uproar after a school district dug up an old graveyard to build a high school football field.
When 250,000 marchers converged on Washington in August 1963, the issues were jobs and freedom.
President Barack Obama says black Americans feel pain after the Trayvon Martin verdict because of a “history that doesn’t go away.”
Federal agents revived the hunt for the remains of Jimmy Hoffa on Monday, bringing excavation equipment to a field in suburban Detroit where a reputed Mafia captain says the Teamsters boss’ body was buried.