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.
Library of Congress Acquires Jerry Lewis' Personal ArchiveAn extensive archive from comedian Jerry Lewis' career, including rarely seen films, long-lost TV recordings and home videos, will have a new home at the Library of Congress, curators announced Monday.
Aldrin, Brokaw Headline National Book FestivalApollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin and newsman Tom Brokaw are among the authors who'll be greeting fans at the National Book Festival.
National Book Festival to Feature More Than 175 AuthorsMore than 175 authors, poets and illustrators have signed on to participate in this year's National Book Festival over Labor Day weekend.
Ex-D.C. Officer Charged With Taking Gun to Library of CongressA former District of Columbia police officer was arrested at the Library of Congress this week for trying to bring a loaded, unregistered gun into the building.
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.
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.
Library of Congress Acquires Rare Trove of Civil War ImagesA Houston housewife who has quietly collected rare Civil War images for 50 years has sold more than 500 early photographs to the Library of Congress.
Lauryn Hill Among Several Artists Selected To Be Entered Into Library Of CongressOne of the most broadcast songs of the 20th century, Ben E. King's "Stand by Me," has been selected for preservation at the Library of Congress, along with recordings from Joan Baez, The Righteous Brothers, Steve Martin and the darker sounds of the band Radiohead.
'Stand by Me' Among 25 Records Being Preserved at U.S. LibraryTwenty-five sound recordings that span from 1890 to 1999 are being added Wednesday to the library's National Recording Registry
Rosa Parks' Archive Opening to Public at Library of CongressRosa Parks, who refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus, reflected later on how it felt to be treated less than equal and how tired she was of being "pushed around" — parts of her history long hidden away.
25 Movies Chosen for the National Film Registry"Saving Private Ryan" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" are among 25 movies being inducted this year into the National Film Registry for long-term preservation, the Library of Congress announced Wednesday.

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