RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

History

A collection of news and information related to History published by this site and its partners.

Top History Articles

Displaying items 78-88
  • Historian Elena Conis takes a look at decades of vaccination skepticism

    Historian Elena Conis takes a look at decades of vaccination skepticism
    Last year saw more U.S. measles cases than in any other year in nearly the last quarter century, and 2015 isn't looking a whole lot better, after someone at Disneyland infected people who infected other people in what has become a seven-state outbreak....
  • 2014 in review: Scholars take hard look at Evanston founder's role in massacre

    2014 in review: Scholars take hard look at Evanston founder's role in massacre
    Concerns were raised in recent years about what role John Evans — one of the founders of Northwestern University and the city of Evanston’s namesake — had played in the infamous Sand Creek Massacre which left an estimated 150 Native...
  • Museums reflect on lower attendance in 2014

    Museums reflect on lower attendance in 2014
    If you've ever tried to go to, say, Shedd Aquarium or the Museum of Science and Industry on the Sunday of a school vacation week, you'll agree that fewer museum visitors isn't necessarily a bad thing. By that standard, Chicago's museums did well in...
  • Attendance dips at major Chicago museums in 2014

    Attendance dips at major Chicago museums in 2014
    Attendance at a consortium of 15 leading Chicago cultural institutions was down slightly in 2014, in large measure due to the "polar vortex" weather that began the year, but blockbuster year-end exhibitions about a rock star and a year in history kept the...
  • Fugitive treasure hunter found at hotel in West Boca Raton, feds say

    Fugitive treasure hunter found at hotel in West Boca Raton, feds say
    A treasure hunter accused of cheating his investors out of their share of one of the richest hauls in U.S. history — $50 million in gold bars and coins from a 19th-century shipwreck — was captured at an upscale West Boca Raton hotel after more...
  • 'Friendship Nine's' convictions for lunch counter civil rights sit-in vacated

    'Friendship Nine's' convictions for lunch counter civil rights sit-in vacated
    The old men walked into the courtroom with halting steps, grayer and a bit slower than when they were young. They had been hauled into a nearby courtroom here 54 years ago this week. That time, a white judge, B. Drennan Hayes, convicted them of...
  • Picture history in museum talk

    Explore how artists portray the same historical person or event in very different ways during "Picturing History," a slideshow/lecture Saturday at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum. One artist, for example, might choose to paint a patriotic scene with...
  • Animals

    AUDUBON SOCIETY'S CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY: conservation, education and raptor rehabilitation facility: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (except holidays); 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland; $5 adults, $4 ages 3-12; 407-644-0190. BLACK HAMMOCK ADVENTURES:...
  • Folly Quarter Manor and Equestrian Estate's next owners have big shoes to fill

    Folly Quarter Manor and Equestrian Estate's next owners have big shoes to fill
    Maryland lays claim to an abundant share of American history, much of it preserved in our homes and the very land on which they stand. In few places is that more evident than in Ellicott City’s Folly Quarter Manor and Equestrian Estate, a piece of...
  • Oscar archives: In '77: 'Rocky,' posthumous honor and Scorsese snub

    Oscar archives: In '77: 'Rocky,' posthumous honor and Scorsese snub
    The 49th Academy Awards in 1977 ushered in a watershed year in the history of the Oscars. That ceremony marked the first time a performer was posthumously awarded an Academy Award and a previous lead actress winner received an Oscar for original song....
  • Warren Buffett's sister gives Northwestern a $101M gift

    Warren Buffett's sister gives Northwestern a $101M gift
    Northwestern University announced Wednesday the largest donation in its history — more than $100 million to boost the field of global studies and fund scholarships for international students. The donation comes from Northwestern alum Roberta...