Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Since 1996, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has presented eminent historians discussing major topics in American history. Now you can hear these lectures on your computer or on a portable media player.
The Institute's archive of more than eighty podcasts is available for free, simply by registering and signing in on its website. Go to this link for a full list of available podcasts.
December 13, 2004, at the New-York Historical Society
Edward Ayers, President of the University of Richmond, discusses his prize-winning book, In the Presence of Mine Enemies: War in the Heart of America, 1859-1863. Based on an archive of documents that Ayers collected from two counties, one in Virginia and one in Pennsylvania, he explores the way that sectionalism grew in these communities before and during the Civil War.
October 4, 1999, at the New York Public Library
Richard Brookhiser, senior editor at National Review, discusses his book, Alexander Hamilton, American. Brookhiser explores Hamilton's life and work, particularly his contributions to the financial system of the United States.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
We've received news from the Hawaii Civil War Roundtable that a ceremony to dedicate a memorial to Civil War Veterans from Hawaii will be held Thursday at 9:00am to 10:30am, August 26 at the National Cemetery of the Pacific. The event is open to the public, including history educators, students, and history buffs:
"On behalf of Hawaii Sons of the Civil War Memorial Committee, we would like to cordially invite to you to attend the dedication ceremony of a monument to honor those from the Kingdom of Hawaii who volunteered to serve in the American Civil War in the Armies and Navies of the Union and the Confederacy as well as the veterans of the Civil War who made Hawaii their home after the war. Currently no such memorial to their sacrifice exists. It will be a place for future generations to remember and memorialize those from Hawaii who served and sacrificed in the Civil War as well as help preserve part of our American and Hawaiian heritage."
The ceremony will take place near the lookout at the National Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl).
August 26th also marks the 149th anniversary of the date that the Kingdom of Hawaii, under King Kamehameha IV, declared its official neutrality in the conflict.
In addition to remarks by Hawaii Pacific University Professor Justin Vance and Hawaiian History researcher Nanette Napoleon, the proceedings will feature a patriotic music performance by the Royal Hawaiian Band, a rifle salute by Civil War Re-enactors, and Taps played by a U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet Bugler.
Hawai‘i Sons of the Civil War Memorial Plaque Dedication Ceremony Program
Seating and Mingling with Civil War Re-enactors
-Nanette Napoleon, Hawai‘i Sons of the Civil War Memorial Committee
-Prayer – Pastor Rick Watkins, Chaplain, Hawai‘i Civil War Round Table (HCWRT)
-Why this memorial was produced
-Introduction of members of Hawai‘i Sons of the Civil War Memorial Committee
-Acknowledgment of special guests and participants
Presentation of Colors, U.S. Marine Corps Base Hawai‘i
Royal Hawaiian Band
A Brief History of Hawai‘i in the Civil War
Dr. Justin Vance, President, HCWRT;Assistant Professor of History, Hawai‘i Pacific University; Hawai‘i Sons of the Civil War Memorial Committee.
Procession to Memorial Site
Unveiling of the Memorial
Damian Paul and Don Clegg, Hawai‘i Sons of the Civil War Memorial Committee
Presentation of Lei by Descendants
Kino‘ole Spieler: Henry Ho‘olulu Pitman, Pvt., 22nd Mass. Volunteer Inf.
Edna Ellis: James W. Bush, Sailor, Union Navy
21 Gun Salute - Adam Lipka, Captain, HCWRT
Hawai‘i Civil War Roundtable & Hawai‘i Historic Arms Association
Playing of Taps, Bugler, U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet Band
Followed by amoment of silence
Closing – Nanette Napoleon
Thursday, August 5, 2010
The speaker will be the esteemed History Department Chair at North Texas University, Visiting Professor at Hawaii Pacific University, and Civil War Scholar Dr. Richard McCaslin.
Starting at 6:30 p.m., Dr. McCaslin will give a talk related to his book: The Last Stronghold: The Campaign for Fort Fisher (Abilene, TX: Grady McWhiney Research Foundation, 2003).
"Pupus: bring em if you got em." Please use the main entrance since there is construction at the back entrance. Parking is free and the public is welcome.
Monday, August 2, 2010
"And they are looking forward to no longer having to teach around furlough days, which forced them last year to cram lessons into shorter periods, scale back on other activities, like art instruction or review lessons after long weekends."
The Winnick Family Foundation generously provides funding for transportation grant opportunities to certified classroom teachers nationwide of grades 4-12 in U.S. public and non-public schools that have a low-income student enrollment greater than 30 percent.
These grants can help put eligible schools on the road to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum where visitors are immersed in Lincoln's world and time through scholarship and showmanship.
Another grant opportunity is generously funded by Midwest Generation, an Edison International Company, to Illinois teachers of grades 4-12 in public and non-public schools that have a low-income student enrollment greater than 30 percent. This grant is also available to not-for-profit youth organizations serving the same population.
Grants are supported by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation
Due September 1, 2010
For questions contact Randy Wiseman at (217) 558-9016 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org