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You Can’t Be What You Can’t See

Written by Jolie Diepenhorst, Curator   I admit it. I was slow to jump on the Hamilton train, the Broadway musical originally ...

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Edward Justus Parker: From Elgin, Around the World, and Back Again

When you were a kid, did anyone ever tell you that unless you do X you will never amount to ...

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Becoming A Part of History: Why the Census is Important

Written by Jean Crockett, Museum Archives Aide   If you find yourself asking why you should spend the time completing ...

A Soldier’s Tour de France

Professional sports are only one industry affected by the global coronavirus pandemic.  Currently, hundreds of professional cyclists, coaches, and support ...