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The Cocoanut Grove Fire Revisited

Angelo Lippi, the maitre d' of the Cocoanut Grove nightclub

U.S. Navy records add to the story of the 1942 fire at a Boston nightclub that took 492 lives. More

The CCC Indian Division

Former CCC enrollee Pierre Ewing

The Civilian Conservation Corps Indian Division employed thousands of Native Americans during the Great Depression. More

“Written by Walt Whitman, a friend”

Excerpt from letter saying

An ailing Civil War soldier's letter found in a pension file was actually penned by Walt Whitman. More



December 7, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST - Online
Online Screening of December 7th

December 8, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST - Online
Washington at the Plow: The Founding Farmer and the Question of Slavery

December 9, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST - Online
​Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee Meeting

December 9, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST - Online
The Supreme Court and the Peril of Politics

December 13, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST - Online
American Comics: A History

December 15, 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST - Online
The Bill of Rights Protects You (Grades 6–12)

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