Historic Sites

New Zealand gunman entranced with Ottoman sites in Europe

Mar 17, 2019

The 28-year-old white supremacist suspected in the mosque shootings in New Zealand had traveled to the Balkans in the past three years, where he toured historic sites and apparently studied battles between Christians and the Ottoman empire

Cyclorama to be unveiled again amid diverging views of past

Feb 22, 2019

As cities and states across the South are removing or covering up Confederate monuments, an enormous painting depicting the Battle of Atlanta from the American Civil War will soon reopen to the public.

Toot! Toot! New riverboat to ride Mississippi in New Orleans

Jan 2, 2019

Toot! Toot! New paddlewheel riverboat to ride the Mississippi, taking tourists on excursions around New Orleans

Open and closed: shutdown's varied impact on parks, tourists

Dec 22, 2018

Tourists trekking to parks and historic sites across the U.S. are seeing a mix of impacts from the federal government's second shutdown in less than a year

Pentagon: NKorea slow to negotiate over US war remains

Dec 13, 2018

Pentagon officials say they have been unable so far to draw North Korea into negotiations on returning additional remains of Americans killed in North Korea

WWI descendants see armistice through prism of personal pain

Nov 11, 2018

Official commemorations of 100th anniversary of World War I's armistice provide opportunity to consider the implications of the first war of its kind, while descendants of veterans could reflect on the personal tolls of world leaders' decisions

Leaders laud fallen soldiers on eve of armistice centennial

Nov 10, 2018

Victors and vanquished paid respects to the fallen ahead of centennial commemorations for the armistice that ended World War I and assessed alliances that have been redrawn dramatically

US lacks Latino historical sites and landmarks, scholars say

Oct 15, 2018

The lack of historical markers and preserved historical sites connected to Latino civil rights worries scholars who feel the scarcity is affecting how Americans see Hispanics in U.S. history

Where are blacks, women? Living history museums rethink past

Aug 29, 2018

A popular Massachusetts living history museum is looking to fundamentally overhaul the way it presents the past, including the roles of minorities and women, in an effort to stay relevant to a 21st century audience

In Jamestown, a reckoning over American slavery's beginnings

Aug 28, 2018

Plans are underway to recognize the arrival of enslaved Africans to English-controlled North America in 1619

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