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Whether you are interesting in teaching your students more about Colonial Williamsburg or offering insight into 18th century life in general, this website is a handy tool. The site allows visitors to virtually explore buildings in Colonial Williamsburg, "meet" famous historical figures, play games, and participate in a number of other activities. FIND OUT MORE »

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Photo, um, I should know this one..., Feb. 16, 2009, rho-bin, Flickr

Looking for resources on the Constitution? What better place to look than a [...] »

Video still, Convention, 1968, L. Garment and others, Nixon Presidential Library

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Shellfish pirates stole from the rich to feed themselves—and make a [...] »

Vocal score, ". . . Chinese firecrackers. . . ," c. 1920, Irving Berlin, NYPL

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Postcard, Train Load of Cotton for Export, South, 1902-1903, NYPL

Did King Cotton cause the Civil War? Or should you look further? [...] »

Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

Beginning in Europe, the Panic of 1873 quickly spread to the United States [...] »

An official report of the trials of sundry Negroes, 1822

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Official poster, Veterans Day, 2008, United Staes Department of Veteran Affairs

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