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  • Meet the couples who will be part of history in the same-sex marriage battle

    Meet the couples who will be part of history in the same-sex marriage battle
    April DeBoer never intended to be a legal pioneer, much less a public face of perhaps the most significant civil rights challenge to reach the Supreme Court in years. She and her partner just wanted to be able to adopt children as a couple. But when...
  • Five questions with B&O Railroad Museum head Courtney Wilson

    Five questions with B&O Railroad Museum head Courtney Wilson
    It might deal in an industry's past, but the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore certainly has its eyes on the future. From increasing its role in early-childhood education in Baltimore to forming new ties with railroad museums in other countries, the self-...
  • What California Indians lost under Junipero Serra, soon to be saint

    What California Indians lost under Junipero Serra, soon to be saint
    Is there a word for the extinction of cultures? Not the people of those cultures, but the cultures themselves? I ask because one of the notable consequences of the California mission movement founded by and overseen by Father Junipero Serra was the loss...
  • New PFAC exhibit explores black history, culture

    New PFAC exhibit explores black history, culture
    A new exhibit opening Saturday at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center captures one of the nation's — and the Peninsula's — ugliest chapters in history with a thought-provoking collection of photographs, paintings and other works of art....
  • Faith and Values: Genealogy and the 'Spirit of Elijah'

    In my last few columns, I've written about a new temple being constructed in Philadelphia by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The temple near Logan Square is due to be completed in summer 2016. Since the closest temples are in...
  • 5 ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the kids

    5 ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the kids
    BLACK CREATIVITY AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY Art and science mix when the MSI kicks off its annual Black Creativity programming on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A chance to explore African-American genius, the events include innovation workshops...
  • Historian Jamie Eves works within the Windham community

    Jamie Eves currently wears many hats within the Windham community. He is the Executive Director of the Windham Textile and History Museum, a historian for Windham, and an adjunct faculty member at both Eastern Connecticut State University and UConn....
  • The unchanging Lee: On the general's birthday, 2015

    Not even history can be told to stay the same in this ever-changing world. It changes, and our memory of all those figures who made it, heroes and villains alike, changes with it. Sometimes the heroes and villains even change roles, for all history...
  • Plainfield Shakes While Capitol Rumbles

    Plainfield Shakes While Capitol Rumbles
    When I was a boy and there were earthquakes, my grandmother would come into my bedroom to comfort me. "Don't you worry, sonny boy," she would say, sitting on the edge of my bed in the darkness. "An earthquake is just God sending an angel down to shake...
  • Students take virtual field trip to colonial times

    Students take virtual field trip to colonial times
    There were no big yellow school buses, permission slips or paper bag lunches for this school field trip. In fact, students never even left their desks. At Pembroke Lakes Elementary on Thursday, a fifth-grade class went on an electronic field trip, using...
  • Robert H. Mayer: 'Selma' should be start of understanding civil rights movement

    Robert H. Mayer: 'Selma' should be start of understanding civil rights movement
    The new film "Selma" depicts events surrounding a set of 1965 marches for voting rights. As a student of the modern civil rights movement, my first impulse is to describe what the movie lacks. After listening to the "Fresh Air" interview with Ava...