Blog Entries - tag: 'history'

George Washington's Birthday

National History: Presidents Day

What would America be without George Washington? We may not speak like Doctor Who or use the Queen's currency but America's first president did a LOT for the founding of our nation. He was born on February 22nd, 1732. The day was celebrated

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Jenifer Baker

Meet the Speaker: Jenifer Baker

Jenifer Baker is the Deputy Archivist of the Warren County Records Center & Archives and will be the guest speaker at March's Lunch & Learn, "Infirmary Time Capsule." Jenifer grew up in the Middletown/Monroe area and

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teddy bear

National History: The Teddy Bear

Posted on: February 15, 2019
Tags: history, teddy bear, Clifford Berryman, President, Theodore Roosevelt

On this day in 1903, the teddy bear first debuted. In November 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt needed a vacation which, in the Rough Rider's case, meant hunting. On the second day, an old black bear was caught, clubbed and tied to a tree for the president

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steps

#GivingTuesday

In the heart of historic downtown Lebanon, Harmon Museum sits on a little hill with 18 steps leading from the sidewalk to its front door. People use the Harmon Museum steps for group and high school photos, viewing parades and for, of course, enterting

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"Dog" tags

Our History: Dog Tags

Posted on: November 1, 2018
Tags: military, dog tag, war, history, soldier

The History of “Dog” Tags The notion of identifying your personal stuff has been around for centuries. From scratches made with sticks and stones to sewing labels onto clothing. The same problem of identification came with the military. Whose

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Oral History: Rusty Adams (Vietnam War)

Posted on: October 27, 2018
Tags: Oral History, Vietnam War, war, history, soldier, Adams, Rusty

This is 23rd in a series of oral histories. To summarise for those who haven't read the first blog post; We will be exploring the many stories of service men and women and the experiences they've had at war. The stories will range from WWII to the recent

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Oral History: Colonel Blevins (Afghanistan)

Posted on: October 25, 2018
Tags: Oral History, Afghanistan, history, soldier, War, Colonel, Blevins

This is 20th in a series of oral histories. To summarise for those who haven't read the first blog post; We will be exploring the many stories of service men and women and the experiences they've had at war. The stories will range from WWII to the

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Oral History: Dale Ford (Desert Storm)

Posted on: October 25, 2018
Tags: Oral History, Desert Storm, war, history, soldier, Dale, Ford

This is 21st in a series of oral histories. To summarise for those who haven't read the first blog post; We will be exploring the many stories of service men and women and the experiences they've had at war. The stories will range from WWII to the recent

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