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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 […]

Hale Woodruff: Remembering the Life and Legacy of an Artist

Hale Woodruff: Remembering the Life and Legacy of an Artist

On this day in art history, the American social-realist painter, Hale Aspacio Woodruff was born (August 26, 1900). Woodruff once said, “I believe that every artist whatever his racial or national identity should interpret his life experience and beliefs in his own individual manner.” Considered a real voice of civil rights, Hale Woodruff was a […]

History of Human Culture Captured in Five Minute Video?

History of Human Culture Captured in Five Minute Video?

The history of human culture was captured in a five-minute video created by Cultsci.net. Or was it? The video maps the movement of notable figures in history over the past two millennia. In so doing, it professes to have created a visual of the entire pattern of human culture. The video map was created by […]

London Presents ‘120 Years of Tower Bridge’ Exhibition

London Presents ‘120 Years of Tower Bridge’ Exhibition

More than a century old, the Tower Bridge is still very much a part of London life. Officially opened on June 30, 1894 by the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VII, the original ceremony was not short on grandeur. The Times newspaper reported on July 2, 1894, that on a clear day […]

‘Route 66: The Road and the Romance’ on Exhibit

‘Route 66: The Road and the Romance’ on Exhibit

  The Autry National Center of the American West presents Route 66: The Road and the Romance from June 9, 2014 to January 4, 2015. This is the first exhibition that considers Route 66 from a “national perspective,” according to the Autry. Highlighting over 250 historical artifacts, the Autry exhibit surveys the road’s inception in 1926, from […]

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