History

RSS Feed
NPR

An Epic Art Tale: Commissioned By Hitler, Recovered By German Police

Dutch art detective Arthur Brand helped recover the pieces — including two bronze horses that used to stand outside the Reich Chancellery and which were thought to have been destroyed in the war.
NPR

Bringing Tales Of WWII To American Radios And Bookshelves

Bill Shirer brought stories of war in Europe into American homes. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Ken Cuthbertson about his new book, A Complex Fate: William L. Shirer and the American Century.
WAMU 88.5

Becoming George Washington: The Virginia Farm Where The First President Grew Up

Archaeologists are hard at work on the Virginia site where George Washington spent much of his childhood.

WAMU 88.5

Inside The Creation Of The Smithsonian's African American Museum

We get the latest on construction of the last new museum on the National Mall: the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

NPR

The Windshield-Pitting Mystery Of 1954

For some strange reason, people across America began to notice that thousands of automobile windshields were dotted with teeny-tiny pockmarks.
WAMU 88.5

Buying The Farm In Arlington: County Leaders To Sell Historic Reevesland

Leaders in Arlington County are taking action to sell a historic property — a move that has neighbors in the Bluemont neighborhood up in arms.
NPR

One Man's Mission To Keep AOL's Legacy Alive

In the wake of Verizon buying AOL, one man wants to make sure that the history of the once-dominant Internet service provider stays alive. Jason Scott wants you to send him all of your AOL CD-ROMs.
NPR

When 'Petting Parties' Scandalized The Nation

In post World War I America, young people shocked their elders with jazz music, jitterbug dancing and public displays of affection.
NPR

Why Have We Stopped Building War Memorials?

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Kurt Piehler, director of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, about the history of and decline in war memorials.
NPR

'Remember The Maine' — In Indiana!

How did a monument to the USS Maine, which sank in Havana Harbor in 1898, come to rest in Indiana? The answer tells a lot about the power and influence of veterans, years after war.

Pages