233Oct 15, 2013
Government Shutdown and the National Park Service
Panelists talked about the impact or the government shutdown on the National Park Service.
376Mar 20, 2012
Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Proposal
Two granddaughters of Dwight D. Eisenhower voiced their opposition this week to the proposed design of a memorial honoring the 34th president of the United States. They appeared before a ...
393Nov 17, 2008
Arts and Humanities Medals
President Bush and the first lady presented the 2008 National Medals of Arts and National Humanities Medals at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.
Medals were given to ...
206Aug 25, 2008
Q&A with Bruce Cole
Bruce Cole talked about a program called “Picturing America.” The project’s goal is to distribute 40 large reproductions of art as a tool for teaching history and ...
16Nov 16, 2004
Digitizing Newspapers and Historic Preservation
Mr. Cole spoke about an effort to digitize U.S. newspapers. The project, a collaborative effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, will ...
51Oct 18, 2004
Mr. Cole read a message from President George W. Bush, followed by a brief video and reading commemoration of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. A medal was presented for the ...
44Jun 3, 2003
We the People Bookshelf Announcement
The National Endowment for the Humanities issued a new list of recommended books for young readers (K-12) on the theme of “courage” as part of the Endowment’s We the People ...
17May 6, 2003
History and Civics Education
Mr. Cole talked about the National Endowment for the Humanities' participation in the White House’s “We the People” program to improve the teaching of history and ...
602Mar 22, 2002
Thomas Jefferson and the Trials of Phillis Wheatley
Mr. Gates talked about Thomas Jefferson’s reactions to the poetry of a Boston slave girl. Among the topics he addressed were controversy over the originality of the poems, attitudes ...