Navy Artifact Related to Motion Picture "Unbroken" on Display in Virginia Museum
On Christmas Day, Angelina Jolie's Unbroken will hit theaters. It tells the story of Louis Zamperini, who spent 47 days at sea after a near-fatal plane crash and was then captured by the Japanese navy when he washed up in the Marshall Islands; he spent the rest of the war in several prison camps. For people in Virginia, there's an opportunity to see an artifact from one of the prison camps at which he was interned--the Omori Prison Camp.
Dec 24, 2014 - 7:50:07 AM
Navy Curator Says Every Day Promises New Discovery
WASHINGTON - When it comes to working in a controlled environment, it's not unusual to have special badges and keypad entries. For Julie Kowalsky, safe-cracking skills come in handy. Kowalsky, a curator with the Collections Management Division (CMD) at the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), has hundreds of antique and historical weapons locked in a temperature-controlled room behind a vault door with a combination-spin lock. And sometimes the lock on that 1915 vault door manufactured at York, Penn., can be a bit temperamental.
Jun 1, 2014 - 12:17:21 AM
U.S. Navy Historic Weapons Collection Dates to 17th Century
NHHC has a long history of preserving, analyzing, and disseminating the history and heritage of the U.S. Navy. The organization traces its roots back to 1800 when President John Adams instructed the first Secretary of the Navy, Benjamin Stoddert, to prepare a catalog of professional books for use in the Secretary's office. Over the next two centuries, the Navy's history was collected through various offices and departments. Finally, in the early 1970s, the organization, ultimately entitled the Naval History and Heritage Command, became a single entity responsible for all aspects of Navy historical preservation and dissemination.
May 28, 2014 - 7:56:27 AM
Railroad tracks: The Roman Legacy
Someone once said that there was nothing new under the sun. Everything is just a reinvention of something from the past. In these two slightly quirky articles on the legacy of the Roman Legions and 'A Green Environment', we receive some education on the past, the present, and perhaps the future.
Mar 29, 2011 - 12:05:51 AM
Far From the Founding Fathers
To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical. - Thomas Jefferson
Nov 2, 2010 - 12:10:57 AM
Bible Bullets: All the Smart People
In fact, one of the most powerful arguments used by evolutionists to convince the populace of evolution's alleged truthfulness is the false idea that "all smart people believe in evolution," or that "all scientists" believe in evolution.
Dec 5, 2009 - 12:10:11 AM
Remember The Lost
Received in an email. According to Snopes this is Real - Origins: This is a real picture, taken in Iraq on 9 September 2003 by the Baker Company, with the 7th Marines, 1st Battalion, to honor the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. According to the Rock Hill, South Carolina, Herald: Posted at Magic City by R.P. BenDedek
Dec 1, 2009 - 8:57:33 AM
Abbe Museum to Host Maine Archeology Society Meeting
BAR HARBOR, MAINE -- The Abbe Museum is honored to announce that it will host the spring meeting of the Maine Archeology Society at its downtown Bar Harbor location. This meeting is open to all Maine Archeology Society members and to the general public and runs from 10:00am until 3:00pm. Attendees will hear keynote speakers Ingrid Brack, Arthur Spiess and Dr. Steven Pendery give informal talks and presentations about current and exciting archeological happenings within the state of Maine. There will be a variety of unique and ancient artifacts on display as well as information about archeology, especially as it pertains to the state of Maine. The Abbe Museum will also offer a tour of its Main Gallery exhibits from 10:00am to 11:00am to attendees of this meeting.
Apr 16, 2009 - 12:30:13 PM
Historians & Genealogist Will Meet May 9 in Camden
CAMDEN, MAINE -- The Camden Public Library Edward J. Walsh History Center (WHC) is hosting the annual Come Spring Conference this year on Saturday, May 9 starting at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 2:30 p.m. Registration fee of $12.50 per person includes lunch. A public invitation is extended statewide to individual historians and genealogists and members of historical societies and museums.
Apr 16, 2009 - 11:56:19 AM
Thomas Stone 1743-1787
Thomas Stone died on this day, October 5, 1787. Who was he?
Oct 5, 2004 - 10:23:00 AM
George Read 1733-1798
George Read died on this day, September 21, 1798. Who was he?
Sep 21, 2004 - 11:03:00 AM
George Ross 1730-1779
George Ross died on this day, July 14, 1779. Who was he?
Jul 14, 2004 - 9:21:00 AM
The War of Independence
Two hundred and twenty-eight years ago, the people of the American colonies began a new and dangerous venture, one that was to lead, first to war, and then to separation from England.
Apr 19, 2004 - 12:02:00 AM
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
It isn't known with any certainty who fired the first shot, but the atmosphere in the colonies was ripe for war, and the war for American Independence had begun.
Apr 19, 2004 - 12:01:00 AM
The Townshend Acts
In 1767, the English government cut the British land tax. To balance the budget, Charles Townshend promised that he would tax the Americans to make up the difference.
Apr 12, 2004 - 12:19:00 PM
Richard Stockton 1730-1781
Richard Stockton died on this day, February 28, 1781. Who was he?
Feb 28, 2004 - 11:48:00 AM
Christopher Snider's Role in the American Revolution
Chronicles the part that Christopher Snider, a 12-year-old boy, played in the setting of the American Revolution.
Feb 22, 2004 - 7:35:00 PM
Judeo-Christianity and the Constitution
In 1639 representatives from the Puritan towns of Windsor, Hartford, and Wethersfield in the Connecticut River Valley assembled in Hartford to create the world’s first written constitution that established a functioning government. It was the progenitor of the Constitution of the United States.
Aug 13, 2006 - 10:57:00 PM
The idea of the Bill of Rights was protection of individuals from the oppressions of government. The Bill of Rights does just that. It outlines the specific rights of individuals while specifically limiting the power of government over the citizens.
Feb 5, 2005 - 9:08:00 PM