Thursday, February 27, 2014

Pacific Aviation Museum: Celebrate Women’s History Month with award-winning author Donna Knaff

Celebrate Women’s History Month with award-winning author Donna Knaff as she examines the role of women during World War II in a provocative discussion of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). 

Through the iconic images of wartime posters, cartoons, and advertisements, Knaff explores the challenges facing both men and women as the traditional gender roles were being redefined by war.

Donna Knaff is a post-doctoral fellow and World War II historian at the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, (JPAC). 

Her book, Beyond Rosie the Riveter: Women of World War II in American Popular Graphic Art, won the Emily Toth Award for Best Work in Women’s Studies and Popular Culture, awarded by the Popular Culture/American Culture Association.

Free with Museum admission and free to Museum Members. Join the Museum today!

Visit or call 808-441-1007 for more information. 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Hawaii History Bee & Bowl 2014 Tournament Championships a Success!

On Saturday, February 22, 2014 the annual Hawaii History Bee & Bowl Tournament Championship was held at Island Pacific Academy, Kapolei.

Go to this link for an online album of this event.

This year the tournaments were jointly sponsored by History Education Hawaii, Inc., and The Pacific Learning Consortium.

Over one hundred middle school and high students from across Hawaii participated. We express our sincerest thanks to the teachers, parents, and to Island Pacific Academy for allowing the tournament to be held there.

Last but certainly not least we express our thanks to Esma Arslan (pictured above) of the University of Hawaii at Manoa for coordinating the event.

Our congratulations to all the participants and winners! Good luck with the national championships in Washington, D.C. this Spring.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Photos: Dignitaries and Heads of State at Monticello

We're pleased to share with you this photo album from Monticello. It shows heads of states and dignitaries who have visited Jefferson's home.

Question: What heads of state and dignitaries have visited your historic home or museum? Post some pictures!

The National History Club is on Facebook! Please "Like" the NHC!

We extend our congratulations to the National History Club! Why? The NHC is now on Facebook. Go to this link and "like"it today! 

Enroll Now: AGE OF JEFFERSON. A Massive Open Online Course

This is a six week course providing an overview of Thomas Jefferson's work and perspectives presented by the University of Virginia in partnership with Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Together, UVA and Monticello are recognized internationally as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Go to this link to learn more and enroll. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Catherine B. Reynolds Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows

The Catherine B. Reynolds Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows

Join up to 20 teachers to learn about Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Washington during the Civil War as you spend a day at each of these fascinating sites! 

Session 2 (Boarders, all grades): Evening of Sunday, July 13 to Friday, July 18, 2014

As part of our six-day program, you will:

Come away from your week in Washington familiar with: an array of virtual tours, the oratory skills to get your students on their feet performing speeches by Lincoln and Douglass; comfortable taking students on content-driven experiential learning adventures; and excited about using a wide range of primary sources in your classroom!

  • $1,000 registration fee includes a single room for 6 nights at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel and a round trip ticket on American Airlines
  • $600 registration fee includes a shared room and round trip ticket
  • Fees include workshops, materials, breakfast and lunch each day
  • All Fellows are eligible to obtain 3 graduate credit hours through Trinity University for an additional $375

Apply for Session II here:

Applications are due by April 4, 2014

For more information contact:
Funded by the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation

Monday, February 3, 2014

Common-place Launches Winter 2014 Issue: The Civil War at 150: Memory and Meaning.

Common-place is proud to announce the launch of its latest special issue, "The Civil War at 150: Memory and Meaning." 

Edited by Megan Kate Nelson and Kevin Levin, this issue offers a collection of essays that reflect on the state of how we are remembering the Civil War at the midway point of its sesquicentennial observances. 

Ranging from Manisha Sinha's analysis of the post-bellum memory of the abolitionist movement to Mary Niall Mitchell's uncovering of the publication history of Solomon Northup's Twelve Years a Slave to essays from Ari Kelman, Adam Arenson, Sarah Beetham, and John Hennessy on the landscapes and markers of memory, this special issue offers a rich and provocative set of reflections on history, war, and memory. 

For all those features and more, please visit

Common-place is published by the American Antiquarian Society.