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The Christmas Tree Ship

Christmas Tree Schooner by Charles Vickery. (Courtesy of the Clipper Ship Gallery, La Grange, IL)

The saga of the "Christmas tree ship" Rouse Simmons is a microcosm of Great Lakes maritime history. The schooner disappeared beneath Lake Michigan in a winter gale in November 1912. More

Decades of Genealogy Resources

Joe Ironpipe and his son

Many of the Genealogy Fair presenters have written about familiar and unexpected records. Check out Prologue magazine's Genealogy Notes archives. More

1919 Army Motor Convoy Had Far-Reaching Effects

1919 motor convoy

Eisenhower's experience during the cross-country trek influenced his thinking on roads, and eventually the Interstate Highway System. More



January 25, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CST - Kansas City, MO
Teacher Workshop: The Long Wars of Vietnam

January 26, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST - Austin, TX
Exhibit Closes- Motown: The Sound of Young America

January 26, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST - Abilene, KS
2020 Winter Film Festival

January 29, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST - Washington, DC
New Visions of the Future of Press Freedom

January 29, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST - Grand Rapids, MI
Inside Camp David: The Private World of the Presidential Retreat

January 29, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CST - Kansas City, MO
Author Adrian Zink to Discuss Wicked Kansas at the National Archives

January 30, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST - Washington, DC
A More or Less Perfect Union

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