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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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Picture of the Beecher family c.1850. Taken by Mathew Brady, New York.

Did you know that Harriet Beecher Stowe's family was also involved in [...] »

Image of Viking ship

Explore the world of the Vikings—the first European explorers of the [...] »

Print, Emily Dickinson, New York Public Library Digital Gallery

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Photo, Proclamation Ceremony, Oct. 3, 2010, cliff1066™, Flickr

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Photo, Shoppers looking at window display, 1915, Library of Congress

It seemed like a good idea at the time . . . which “healthful” ingredients and [...] »

Letter, Henry Clinton to John Burgoyne, August 10, 1777, Henry Clinton, Clements

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Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

American historians have depicted the Tet Offensive as the turning point for U. [...] »

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

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

Stereograph, U.S. Senator Huey Long, c.1933, Keystone View Company

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Woodcut, Igirisujin Yokohama. . . , 1861, Sadahide Utagawa, LoC

Keeping businesses on the straight and narrow. Discover more about the Federal [...] »

Photo, Library of the Congress, July 21, 2008, Javi S&M, Flickr, cc

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Watercolor and black ink, Double Portrait, Alfonso Ossorio, 1944, Smithsonian

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Painting, The Trail of Tears, Robert Lindneux, Woolaroc Museum

Discover the ramifications of the Indian Removal Act of 1830. [...] »

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