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News junkie? Newseum.

News Junkie? Newseum.

Standing at a switchboard encased in plastic, I asked someone near me what topics he thought might be museum-worthy in the future from the span of our lives. “Newspapers, rotary phones, Atari, early computers…” We talked about this passage for a while. Both embracing new technology and media, both in some way reliant on the […]

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Grand Staircase, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., U.S.A, from Robert N. Dennis (Image credit: Library of Congress)

The Image Collection Owned by the American People

One of the enchanting qualities of libraries is that they offer endless hours of free entertainment and an enormous return on that investment of time. ROI: knowledge. The United States Library of Congress, one of the largest libraries in the world, is dedicated to furthering the knowledge of the American people. It was built in […]

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Drawing of President Lincoln arriving to his inaugural address

Presidential Inauguration: A Short History, Facts and Quotations

Let’s start this Monday by first saying, happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. For many, that means a day off from work. Coincidentally, it is also the second Inauguration welcoming President Barack Obama back to his second term in office – a grand spectacle for those of us with a day off to watch. Expand […]

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