11,337Aug 8, 2011
Major Heather Penney on September 11, 2001
Major Heather Penney talked about her actions on September 11, 2001. Then a lieutenant, she was one of the first District of Columbia Air National Guard F-16 pilots scrambled from Andrews Air Force ...
2,582Aug 10, 2011
Rear Admiral David Thomas on September 11, 2001
Rear Admiral David Thomas described his actions on September 11, 2001. Then a captain, he was at a meeting at the Pentagon when terrorists attacks began. He described the inside of the burning ...
2,461Jul 27, 2011
Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle on September 11, 2001
Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle was among the congressional leaders evacuated by helicopter to a secure undisclosed location on September 11, 2001. He recounted his experiences that day - ...
2,209Mar 21, 2012
Shiloh Battlefield Tour
The Civil War Battle of Shiloh took place April 6 and 7, 1862, in Hardin County, Tennessee, and resulted in a Union victory over Confederate forces attempting to defend two major western railroads ...
1,890Oct 19, 2010
Tour of the Presidential Yacht USS Sequoia, Part 1
Gary Silversmith gave a tour of the USS Sequoia, the yacht that served U.S. presidents from Herbert Hoover to Jimmy Carter. Mr. Silversmith, who purchased the National Historic Landmark in ...
1,736Dec 4, 2012
Clifton Truman Daniel in Hiroshima
President Truman’s eldest grandson, Clifton Truman Daniel, talked about his trip to Japan in August 2012, the first ever for a Truman. He arrived in Hiroshima as the city prepared to mark ...
1,684Nov 30, 2010
History of U.S. Currency
Franklin Noll talked about the history of United States currency. He showed various artifacts in the Historical Resource Center of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to tell the story of ...
1,671May 30, 2013
Monuments of Gettysburg
Historian Carol Reardon and Colonel Tom Vossler (Retired) toured the Gettysburg battlefield and told the story of the three-day Battle of Gettysburg through a selection of their favorite ...
1,591Mar 2, 2011
Reagan Assassination Attempt
Del Quentin Wilber, author of Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan, recreated the afternoon of March 30, 1981. On that day, John Hinckley, Jr., fired six bullets at President ...
1,526Mar 3, 2013
Women's Suffrage Parade Centennial
Scenes and interviews from a centennial celebration marking the March 3, 1913 Women’s Suffrage Parade on Pennsylvania Avenue in the nation’s capitol were shown. The original parade ...
1,452Jan 7, 2011
Frederick Douglass House
Kamal McClarin, an interpretive ranger with the National Park Service, gave a tour of Cedar Hill, the Washington, D.C., home of Frederick Douglass. He displayed artifacts as he talked about the ...
1,427Jan 1, 1960
General George S. Patton
“The General George S. Patton Story” is a biographical film about the American general whose victories with the Third Army helped win World War II. As well as battle scenes, ...
1,407Oct 4, 2010
Third Reich Nuremberg Laws
Archivist Greg Bradsher talked about the 1935 Nuremberg Laws that created the official blueprint of racial policies against Jews in Nazi Germany. He displayed the original documents signed by ...
1,371Jun 22, 2012
George Washington's Copy of the Constitution
President George Washington’s personal copy of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights was recently auctioned at Christie’s in New York City for $9.8 million, the most ever paid for an ...
1,358Oct 21, 2010
Japanese-American Internment Camp Art
Delphine Hirasuna talked about her book The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1946 and the exhibit based on it held at the Smithsonian’s ...
1,304May 26, 2011
Nixon Library Watergate Exhibit
The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California, recently opened a new exhibit about Watergate.
Library Director Timothy Naftali gave American History TV a ...
1,295Feb 9, 2011
President Lincoln's Overcoat
When President Lincoln was shot on April 14, 1865, he was wearing a black “Great Coat", or overcoat, inscribed with the words "One Country, One Destiny.” The coat was made especially for ...
1,264Nov 5, 2010
Sewall-Belmont House and Museum Tour
Assistant Director Jennifer Krafchik, the director of collections, gave a tour of the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, displaying artifacts as she talked about Alice Paul, the Women’s Suffrage ...
1,264Jun 8, 2011
Liljenquist Civil War Photographs
Tom Liljenquist and his sons, Jason, Brandon, and Christian began collecting Civil War ambrotype and tintype photographs of ordinary soldiers in the mid-1990s. In 2010, the family donated more than ...
1,244Sep 28, 2011
Congressional Cemetery, Part 1
Rebecca Roberts gave a tour of Washington’s Congressional Cemetery as she talked about its history and some of the people buried there. Located 18 blocks from the U.S. Capitol, for much ...
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