Thursday, March 4, 2021
paint brushes

In 1943, Norman Rockwell painted the Four Freedoms and instantly became "America's artist in chief."
covered wagon

Learn more about the start of a large migration of Anglo-Saxon pioneers at the end of the War of 1812.
pigeon

By the 20th century, the passenger pigeon disappeared from the sky above and the earth below. It was extinct.
normandy

Learn more about the planning and execution of the Invasion of Normandy — "Operation Overlord" — on June 6, 1944.
C-47

Planes, ships and tanks got the most attention, but thousands of other items were no less impressive. Learn more about American manufacturers' role in WWII.
flag

Learn more about Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun and Daniel Webster and how they made decisions leading to the development of the American nation.
apple tree

“Johnny Appleseed” entered the pages of American folklore as one of our most popular heroes. This nature boy with the pasteboard hat was named John Chapman.
route 66

Learn more about Route 66's history, unique construction, impact on pop culture and legacy, as well as, how it was phased out over time.
women in history sign

On June 4, 1919, the 19th Amendment passed the Senate and was submitted to the states, allowing women to vote. Learn what it took to get there.
republican elephant and democrat donkey

Learn more about how two major parties — Democrat and Republican ­­­— came to dominate the national elections in the United States.