Author: Gil Klein
After an illustrious career in the Navy, Stephen Decatur died in his home on Lafayette Square following a duel with Commodore Barron.
Author: Eric Lindner
After three of his plane's engines flamed out, Capt. John Murray was forced to land at night during a ferocious storm in the middle of the ocean.
Author: Fergus M. Bordewich
The brutal murder of hundreds of African-American soldiers at Fort Pillow had a profound effect on Northern sentiment during and after the Civil War.
Harry Truman's wife Bess was not amused when she saw the photo of her husband playing the piano while Lauren Bacall's legs dangled in front.
Author: Bruce Watson
A founder of the Algonquin Round Table and frequent writer for The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, Benchley influenced generations of humorists from James Thurber to Dave Barry
The Museum of Appalachia celebrates simple, honest life in late 19th Century Tennessee.
Author: Edwin S. Grosvenor
It was a challenging couple of months after the flood, but our offices will soon be operational again.
A new radio broadcast of the beloved Frank Capra movie is available online or by downloadable podcast