Every Other Tuesday at 4 PM ET: Lofi History
Historians Glen Kyle and Marie Walker take your history questions from the chat while Libba Beaucham plays cool electronic music! Watch on Twitch, Facebook Live, or YouTube Live.
Rerun Livestream: Historic Residential Architecture
Wednesday, June 2nd at 2 PM ET
Historian Marie Walker presents a free livestream about various styles of residential architecture in the United States throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. Learn how to identify popular architecture styles of these eras and the influences behind them. Great for all ages!
Members Livestream: In a Nutshell - History of U.S. Historic Parks & Sites Friday, June 4th at 2 PM ET Our national parks are something that we almost take for granted, but the events of last year have shown how important they are not just to our heritage, but to our health and sanity. We’ll take a look at just how the idea of historic and nature parks started in the United States, form private preserves to the sprawling acres of the modern National and State Parks Services.
Rerun: Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts Wednesday, June 9th at 2 PM Join Historian Glen Kyle as he explores the history and techniques of Medieval illuminated manuscripts, special books and documents decorated in gold and silver by artisan monks, during this free livestream program.
Members Livestream: The Legend of Anastasia Friday, June 11th at 2 PM ET For over 100 years the Legend of Anastasia has captured the imagination of the world. Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia was the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, the last sovereign of Imperial Russia, with his wife, Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna. There were decades of mystery that followed the execution of Russia’s last tsar and his family which occurred in 1918. However, no bodies were immediately found. Moreover, reports from Russia were so unclear that the Dowager Empress doubted the news of her family’s death. Even the executioners’ later accounts were so muddled as to invite speculation, leaving room for hope that maybe the youngest daughter survived, and creating the legend of Anastasia.
Rerun Livestream: 20th Century Military Women Wednesday, June 16th at 2 PM ET Historian Glen Kyle presents a free livestream program about the roles of women in the US military during the 20th century. Learn how women serving in the military developed in the United States, the cultural impact, propaganda used to encourage women to join during World War II, and more!
Members Livestream: In a Nutshell - The History of the Blues with Dr. Wynne Friday, June 18th at 2 PM ET In honor of African American Music Month, we’ll be joined by Dr. Ben Wynne who will tell us just a little bit about the origins of the blues, and how they became the foundation of almost every aspect of modern music.
Rerun Livestream: Civil War Nurses Wednesday, June 23rd at 2 PM ET Join historian Marie Walker during this rerun of our livestream about Civil War Nurses. Marie explores the experiences, skills, requirements, and challenges of nurses during the American Civil War. Great for all ages!
Members Livestream: Designing Versailles Friday, June 25th at 2 PM ET The Palace of Versailles was the principal royal residence of France from 1682, under Louis XIV, until the start of the French Revolution in 1789, under Louis XVI. A simple hunting lodge and later a small château with a moat occupied the site until 1661, when the first work expanding the château into a palace was carried out. Subsequent rulers mostly carried out interior remodeling, to meet the demands of changing taste, although Louis XV did install an opera house at the north end of the north wing for the wedding of the Dauphin and Marie Antoinette in 1770. The Palace of Versailles offers a visual history of French architecture from the 17th century to the end of the 18th century which will be explored in this livestream.
Rerun: The American War for Independence Wednesday, June 30th at 2 PM ET Historians Glen Kyle and Marie Walker present a free livestream program about the American Revolution including historically accurate reproduction equipment, weapons, uniforms, and clothing to explore the experiences of soldiers, nurses, and civilians. Great for all ages!