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Fun Fact Friday: Ansel Adams

Fun Fact Friday: Ansel Adams

Did you know that legendary nature photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams had to supplement his artistic career by accepting commercial assignments, including taking color photos? It’s true! While it may be hard to imagine, much like the notion of Kurt Vonnegut running a Saab dealership after becoming a published author (which he actually did), the

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Fun Fact Friday: Pizza

Since October is National Pizza Month, it seemed like good time to share some fun facts about pizza! Most folks love pizza, but probably don’t know too much about its origins. According to Wikipedia, The term was first recorded in the 10th century, in a Latin manuscript from Gaeta in Central Italy. So, folks have

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Fun Fact Friday: Mount Rushmore

Did you know that when Mount Rushmore was originally planned, the sculpture was intended to depict the presidents all the way down to their waists?? It’s true! The monument, featuring the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln, was carved by Gutzon Borglum and 400 other workers, working under Borglum’s direction.

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Ford’s Theatre 150 VFT: Calling For Student Questions

Earlier this month we invited you to join us LIVE on March 26, 2015 at 1pm ET for a virtual field trip to Ford’s Theatre.  In addition to registering, we’d like to invite you to submit a question using the questions box on the homepage, or to send us a video of one of your

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Fun Fact Friday: Alaska

Did you know that the US government purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867, for $7.2 million? It’s true! Alaska is the largest state in the US, with the longest coastline. Alaska’s coastline is longer than every other state in the US combined! According to Wikipedia, it is technically both the westernmost and easternmost state in

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