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Five Destinations in India with a Glorious Past to Explore

A guest post by Rohit Agarwalhe All countries have a past, with a distinct heritage, and India is no exception. Sadly, several places in India with a glorious past have been almost forgotten now. These places had been the epicentres of monarchy and … Continue reading

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Everyone Eats: Food, History & Cultural Preservation at the National Museum of African American History & Culture

A guest post by Laura Macaluso The Smithsonian Institution’s newest museum—and the last projected to be built directly on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.— the National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC), opened to great fanfare on … Continue reading

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Pi Day! Mathematician-Related Historic Sites

I’m no mathematician (in fact, geometry ranked highly in my shortlist of most-hated classes in high school), but I do know that 3.14 is a very significant number.  And since 2009, March 14th has been officially recognized as Pi Day … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Island

If you’ve ever visited Ellis Island, you know that when your ferry pulls up to the island, you exit the boat and you are immediately in front of the large building that was once the immigration station.  This is the … Continue reading

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Halloween: a Preservationist’s Favorite Holiday

It may still feel like summer, but the leaves are starting to turn and Halloween costumes and candy are starting to show up in the seasonal aisle of grocery stores. A preservationist can’t help but be excited. Why? Let’s face … Continue reading

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