Whether they came on the Mayflower or through Ellis Island, America has always been made up of many cultures. Explore the challenges immigrants faced upon the arrival to their new home and learn about their contributions to making this country the important melting pot it is today.
- Interests:Feb 3 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
- Interests:Mar 11 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the US ground war in Vietnam. Go beyond the protest and explore the war through the eyes of those who lived it. Meet veterans, go on patrol, and learn about the legacy that shaped this critical and controversial era of US history.
- Interests:Apr 9 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Robert E. Lee’s surrender marked the close to the bloodiest war the nation has ever seen. Though the bullets stopped flying, tension between the North and the South was still high. Discover the conspiracy to topple the US government planned by John Wilkes Booth, and be there for the final surrender between General Sherman and General Johnson. Learn about the often overlooked period of Reconstruction and why it was so difficult for the country to heal.
- Interests:May 8 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
The history of medicine is filled with stories of inexplicable illnesses, dubious diagnoses, and curious "cures." Explore Native American herbal remedies, 19th century snake oils, life-changing medical advancements, historic pandemics, and bizarre medical treatments. The weird, the gross, and the questionable – we have the cure for what ails you!