The controversy surrounding the alleged slave children of third President Thomas Jefferson began in 1802 (when Jefferson was in office) and continued until 1998, when genetic evidence connected the descendants of a slave named Sally Hemings to descendants of the Jefferson line. The scandalous, salacious story of Jefferson of fathering slave children that worked on … Continue reading “White House Kids” Series – The Jefferson-Hemings Four
John F. Kennedy Jr. plays under the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office as his father, President John F. Kennedy, reviews official documents. October, 1963. For the month of April, the Reagan Library Education Blog is proud to announce our new blog series, "White House Kids". Being the President of the United States is by … Continue reading New Blog Series: “White House Kids” – In the Shadow of a Famous Father
The 20th century was a pivotal period for the advancement of the female cause - women’s suffrage was achieved with the passage of the 19th amendment in 1920, the First and Second World Wars showcased the perseverance of women and their capability to be effective in the workforce, and federal legislation would be enacted throughout … Continue reading “Remembering the Ladies” Series – 20th Century Female Artists, Making Art Through Adversity
The Japanese Empire’s attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 pulled the United States into the then-ongoing Second World War. Beyond the political and military mobilization that followed in response to the day’s destruction, racial tensions in the American public near-completely turned against citizens of Japanese descent, some of whom had lived in the … Continue reading Apologies and Forgiveness for Executive Order 9066 – February Historical Events
President Donald J. Trump was inaugurated on Friday, January 20th, 2017 at noon. If you visited the White House website immediately following the inauguration of the 45th President, you discovered that the website for President Obama was replaced by a website highlighting the new policies of the 45th President. What happened to the Obama Administration website? … Continue reading Archived but not Forgotten… Presidential Websites.
Today's blog is a guest post from our Intern Victoria exploring the staff in the National Archives and Records Administration office at the Reagan Presidential Library. Here at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum we have an incredible staff that brings to life all of the fun and engaging exhibits you see every year. … Continue reading Who’s Who at the Reagan Presidential Library: Exhibit Specialist
Today's post comes from Reagan Library Education Department staffer Brett Robert. This summer break while many high school students are flocking to movie theaters, chasing Pokemon, or learning the intricacies of menial labor, the Reagan Presidential Library has been hosting our annual filmmaking workshops that connect young minds with experienced teachers. Since 2013 Film This! has brought educators … Continue reading That’s a wrap! Film This! 2016 brings film industry experience to high school students
Today's post comes from Reagan Library Education Department staffer Brett Robert and continues our series on items and installations from the White House on display or in our collections. Click here for Part I and click here to see the website for the PBS documentary The White House: Inside Story. The Executive Mansion at 1600 Pennsylvania … Continue reading The White House: Inside Stories from the Reagan Presidential Library Part II
Today's post comes from Reagan Library Education Department staffer Brett Robert. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HHOZGRadh4 To register for the last available space for Film This! 2016 Filmmaking Workshop for high school students, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Last summer while visiting the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library a flier for Film This! caught the eye of actor Atticus Shaffer. While Shaffer … Continue reading Actor Atticus Shaffer shares filmmaking lessons at the Reagan Presidential Library
Today's post comes from Reagan Library Education Department staffer Brett Robert Every year the Reagan Library offers the Film This! summer program for high school students. Over the course of a week students shoot and edit original documentary films. This year's theme for Film This is "Presidential Firsts," to register for this year's program, click … Continue reading Presidential Firsts! Presidential Pioneers in Education?