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Sunday, May 11, 2014
A visit to Wall street in Manhattan to learn about markets, money, banking, stocks, and the booms and busts of history. Our tour guide is Chris Meyer, the museum's director of education.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 2:44pm (ET)
A visit to New York City's Lower East Side Tenement Museum to learn how immigrant families coped with poverty and crowded conditions in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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A visit to the southern tip of Manhattan to learn the history of the reconstructed 1719 building where General George Washington bid farewell to his officers in 1783. The tour features historian & museum director Jessica Baldwin Phillips.
Housed in a 1936 subway station in Brooklyn, the New York Transit Museum chronicles the history of the city's public transportation systems through exhibits and a station full of vintage subway cars.
A visit to the Museum of the City of New York to learn how the "one percent" lived in the 19th century. The exhibit "Gilded New York" includes paintings, jewelry, gowns, and decorative arts used by the wealthiest New Yorkers in a time of unabashed excess. Our tour guides are museum curators Jeannine Falino and Phyllis Magidson.
After the American Revolution – and before he was elected the first president of the United States – George Washington retired from public life. During that time, he traveled to western Virginia to check on his landholdings. Author Edward Larson talks about this journey and how it contributed to Washington’s interest in western expansion and propelled his efforts to link the east and west through the Potomac River. George Washington’s Mount Vernon hosted this event.
Retired U.S. Army Intelligence officer & former NSA executive assistant John Newman discusses declassified documents and codenames related to the CIA, Cuba & the assassination. Newman is the author of “JFK and Vietnam” and “Oswald and the CIA.” This is part of an Assassination Archives and Research Center conference marking the 50th anniversary of the release of the Warren Commission Report entitled, “The Warren Report and the JFK Assassination: A Half Century of Significant Disclosures.”
Opened in 1909, the Russell Senate Office Building relieved crowded conditions in the U.S. Capitol. Senate Historian Donald Ritchie explains why the Senate needed to expand and describes some of the many historic investigations that have taken place in the Senate Caucus Room, including the 1912 Titanic & the 1920s Teapot Dome hearings. This is the first of a two-part program.
A former member of the Black Panther Party, Bill Jennings, joins author Lauren Araiza to discuss multiracial coalitions during the civil rights movements of the 1960s and 70s.
On October 27, 1964, future president Ronald Reagan delivered a 30-minute television campaign speech for Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater. Later titled the "A Time for Choosing" speech, it raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Goldwater campaign and helped launch Reagan's political career.
Author D.M. (Dennis) Giangreco talks about his book, “The Soldier from Independence: A Military History of Harry Truman.” He explores the story of Truman’s role as a field artillery battery commander in World War I. The Kansas City Public Library co-hosted this event with the Truman Library Institute and the National World War I Museum.