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Mexican Independence Day Remembers ‘Grito de Dolores’ Revolutionary Call

Mexican Independence Day Remembers ‘Grito de Dolores’ Revolutionary Call

Mexican Independence Day celebrates the revolutionary cry issued Sept. 16, 1810, for Mexico’s freedom from Spain. This call to action took place in the town of Dolores when the Catholic priest, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, encouraged peasants to fight for their rights. Mexican Independence Day is an annual event that remembers the Grito de Dolores […]

Museum Exhibit Examines American Indian Headdress Meaning

Museum Exhibit Examines American Indian Headdress Meaning

The American Indian headdress has a cultural and deeply spiritual significance among Native Americans. It honors acts of bravery and rites of passage that are long-held traditions. When headdresses are inappropriately worn or taken out of the context for which they were meant, that is disrespectful to those who understand their history. Organizations and activists […]

American Labor Museum: Documenting Common Goals of Early Factory Workers

American Labor Museum: Documenting Common Goals of Early Factory Workers

The American Labor Museum in Haledon, NJ, honors Labor Day every day with its exhibits documenting conditions and common goals of early factory workers. The museum is in the 1908 Botto House that was built for Italian immigrants, Pietro Botto, a silk mill worker, and his wife, Maria. The front balcony of the house was […]

History of Name Changes of Post Offices

History of Name Changes of Post Offices

So far in August this year, President Obama has signed 21 bills into law. Seven of these bills concerned the naming of government-owned buildings and five buildings were post offices. Although infrequent in early history, legislation naming post offices has become a very common practice.About one-fifth of the laws passed by congress in the past […]

Hellbrunn Palace Humorous Trick Fountains Purposely Leave Visitors Soaked

Hellbrunn Palace Humorous Trick Fountains Purposely Leave Visitors Soaked

Throughout the 2014 Salzburg Festival, the arts section of the Guardian Liberty Voice has featured articles about various museums and concert venues in Salzburg, Austria. The last article in this series is about the summer palace of a 17th-century prince-archbishop with a sense of humor. The Hellbrunn Palace grounds had humorous trick fountains installed that […]

Summer Riding School in Salzburg: From Equestrian Arena to Theater

Summer Riding School in Salzburg: From Equestrian Arena to Theater

The Summer Riding School or Felsenreitschule in Salzburg, Austria, was originally a 17th-century equestrian arena that was converted in 1926 to a theater for the Salzburg Festival. Its location is an example of re-used space, having been the quarry where conglomerate rock was cut for the Salzburg Cathedral. The space is recognized with its three […]

King Richard III’s Life Revealed by Modern Bone Chemistry Analysis

King Richard III’s Life Revealed by Modern Bone Chemistry Analysis

Details about King Richard III’s life have been further revealed by modern bone chemistry analysis. Dr. Angela Lamb, an isotope geochemist, and Richard Buckley, an archaeologist, have compared bone chemistry and historical records to fill in the details of the monarch’s life. They can identify changes in diet and geographical location that agree with changes […]

Mirabell Palace History Began With True Love

Mirabell Palace History Began With True Love

Mirabell Palace, or Schloss Mirabell, is a Baroque palace in Salzburg, Austria, with elegant gardens, fountains and statues of mythological creatures. It was built in 1606, during the time when Salzburg was an ecclesiastical state and part of the Holy Roman Empire. The wealth and power of the ruling prince-archbishops transformed Salzburg from a medieval […]

Salzburg Cathedral: Architecture of Beauty and History

Salzburg Cathedral: Architecture of Beauty and History

The Salzburg Cathedral, known as the Salzburger Dom, has been the site of sacred festivals, processions, religious services and concerts since the Middle Ages. It is the annual venue for one of the opening weekend concerts of the Salzburg Festival. Consecrated in 1628, the Salzburg Cathedral is an example of early Baroque architecture that combines […]

Salzburg Festival: Austria’s Annual Tribute to Music, Arts and Culture

Salzburg Festival: Austria’s Annual Tribute to Music, Arts and Culture

The Salzburg Festival is an annual summer event of concert music, opera and theater in the city known for its many sounds of music. This year’s festival began July 18 and continues through August 31. The Arts section of Guardian Liberty Voice will be highlighting various concert halls and museums during this annual Austrian tribute […]

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