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George Washington Had a Killer “Craft” Beer Recipe
November 23, 2015

George Washington Had a Killer “Craft” Beer Recipe

What better time than Fall for a new craft beer recipe? This one, in particular, has a unique origin story—and it starts with Founding Father and first US President George Washington.

Spotlight on Immigrant Stories
October 27, 2015

Spotlight on Immigrant Stories

Fifty years ago this October, the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 was signed into law, forever changing American immigration policy and the country’s demographics. The 1965 law abolished quota systems established in the 1920s that put restrictions on earlier waves of immigration, and allowed for many groups of non-European immigrants to enter the country.

The March on Washington: Hear the Call
August 27, 2015

The March on Washington: Hear the Call

Fifty-two years ago this week, more than 200,000 Americans came together in the nation’s capitol to rally in

Summer of Space Exploration
August 5, 2015

Summer of Space Exploration

This summer has been one full of space exploration. NASA’s New Horizons mission brought us new discoveries and breathtaking images of Pluto. July and August also marked a host of scientific milestones, marking man’s first walk on the moon, among other breakthroughs that helped pave the way for New Horizons. You can explore some of the milestones of American space exploration in the DPLA collections.

Unexpected: Hit the Road
July 16, 2015

Unexpected: Hit the Road

Americans across the decades have been drawn to the allure of the open road. It’s become a cultural touchstone, a theme in our music, our novels, our history, of getting behind the wheel and seeing the country. Here are some historic images and driving tips from the DPLA collection to inspire your next road trip.

Look up in the sky! It’s an Air Force UFO!
July 10, 2015

Look up in the sky! It’s an Air Force UFO!

This week in 1947, front page headlines reported a crash on a ranch outside of Roswell, New Mexico.

Preserving the Star-Spangled Banner
July 3, 2015

Preserving the Star-Spangled Banner

The tune of the “Star-Spangled Banner” is one that will be played at picnics, fireworks displays, and other

Hit the Trail: Camping in America
June 4, 2015

Hit the Trail: Camping in America

For generations of Americans, a favorite kick-off to the summer season is taking to the trails on a camping trip. Whether it’s packing up the family RV, or kids kayaking at their favorite sleepaway camp, it’s a way Americans have enjoyed spending the summer for decades.

DPLA and Museums: #MuseumWeek 2015
March 24, 2015

DPLA and Museums: #MuseumWeek 2015

This week, DPLA is participating in #MuseumWeek, an online conversation about and celebration of museums across the globe. It is a great way to share our voice with the wider museum and cultural heritage community, but also an opportunity to highlight DPLA’s involvement with museum collections.

Giving Thanks: Top 10 Colonial Facial Hair Inspirations
November 28, 2014

Giving Thanks: Top 10 Colonial Facial Hair Inspirations

This week was a time for people to give thanks—this includes showing some gratitude for some awe-inspiring beards and mustaches. In a continuation of our “Movember” series, we’re throwing it back to the colonial era for some facial hair inspiration.

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