Best Places to Learn About Washington, D.C. HistoryFrom history in the making to history of the past, D.C. is the best place to come for an overall crash course on the United States. But like any other city, D.C. also has a lot of local history that often gets overshadowed by the many overall encompassing American history themed attractions. If you’d like to learn more about the City’s own unique local past, here are some great places to stop in at as you make your rounds.
History Lover's Guide to the Washington MonumentWhile some might see the Washington Monument as the centerpiece in a city full of monuments, its history is as storied as the man who it was named after.
Veterans History Project Nears 100,000 Items at U.S. LibraryThe 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.
High Court Asked to Rule on Tour-Guide LicensingShould 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?
An Epidemic: Top 10 Outbreaks In U.S. HistoryThroughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.
Fairfax County Educator Named Va.'s History Teacher of the YearA Fairfax County educator has been named at the 2014 Virginia History Teacher of the Year.
Smithsonian Eyes Influences of Indian-AmericansIndian-Americans are doctors, engineers, motel owners, taxi drivers and spelling bee champs — just a few takeaways from a new exhibition at the Smithsonian.
15 Of The World's Oldest Bars (The Beer's Fresh, Though)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.
Virginia Community In Arms After High School Digs Up Graveyard For Football FieldA Virginia community is in an uproar after a school district dug up an old graveyard to build a high school football field.
Civil Rights And Immigration History Connected When 250,000 marchers converged on Washington in August 1963, the issues were jobs and freedom.
Obama Talks Race Relations in Remarks About Trayvon MartinPresident Barack Obama says black Americans feel pain after the Trayvon Martin verdict because of a "history that doesn't go away."
On the Search for Jimmy HoffaFederal 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.