February182014
February142014
civilwardiscoverytrail:

150 years ago today, the Battle of Meridian began. Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman entered the city after Confederate resistance, led by Lt. Gen. Leonidas Polk, fell. Sherman remained in Meridian for seven days, destroying important railroad track. In memory of this battle, visit the Old Capitol Museum, the Civil War Discovery Trail site of the week. The Old Capitol, the site of Mississippi’s Secession Convention and seat of state government until 1863, is located in Jackson. The building has a fascinating history which can be explored through the museum’s interactive multimedia exhibits. For more information on the museum, visit: http://ow.ly/tDK1h.

civilwardiscoverytrail:

150 years ago today, the Battle of Meridian began. Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman entered the city after Confederate resistance, led by Lt. Gen. Leonidas Polk, fell. Sherman remained in Meridian for seven days, destroying important railroad track. In memory of this battle, visit the Old Capitol Museum, the Civil War Discovery Trail site of the week.

The Old Capitol, the site of Mississippi’s Secession Convention and seat of state government until 1863, is located in Jackson. The building has a fascinating history which can be explored through the museum’s interactive multimedia exhibits. For more information on the museum, visit: http://ow.ly/tDK1h.

February72014
civilwartrust:

February 4, 1861: Delegates from the seceded states met to establish the Confederate government to be led by Jefferson Davis and Alexander Stephens throughout the #civilwar.

civilwartrust:

February 4, 1861: Delegates from the seceded states met to establish the Confederate government to be led by Jefferson Davis and Alexander Stephens throughout the #civilwar.

(Source: civilwardiscoverytrail)

February42014
civilwartrust:

The next winner is @thoward1016 with: “Gettysburg with a view of little and big round top.”

civilwartrust:

The next winner is @thoward1016 with: “Gettysburg with a view of little and big round top.”

(Source: civilwardiscoverytrail)

December112013
theparisreview:

We highly recommend you spend some time with this nifty interactive map, which plots Ulysses’s epic ten-year voyage of The Odyssey on a real-life globe, placing the sirens, the cyclops, and the lotus-eaters in a recognizable geographical context.

theparisreview:

We highly recommend you spend some time with this nifty interactive map, which plots Ulysses’s epic ten-year voyage of The Odyssey on a real-life globe, placing the sirens, the cyclops, and the lotus-eaters in a recognizable geographical context.

December102013

(Source: omiero)

9AM
congressarchives:

Due to weather in the DC-area, our research rooms and the Museum at the National Archives are CLOSED today.
Stay safe out there!
Heavy Snowfall in D.C. by Clifford Berryman (6011710), 1/31/1922, U.S. Senate Collection

congressarchives:

Due to weather in the DC-area, our research rooms and the Museum at the National Archives are CLOSED today.

Stay safe out there!

Heavy Snowfall in D.C. by Clifford Berryman (6011710), 1/31/1922, U.S. Senate Collection

November222013
November152013
The Big Chill

The Big Chill

(Source: fuckyeahkevinkline)

November112013
ancientpeoples:

Mosaic floor representing Dionysus and Hercules 
It depicts a symposium, which was nothing more than an evening full of drinking and having fun. These two figures however are locked in a drinking contest. Hercules is on his knees trying to empty his cup, whereas Dionysus is casually showing us his empty cup. 
Roman, Emperial Period, about 100 AD 
Source: Worcester Art Museum

ancientpeoples:

Mosaic floor representing Dionysus and Hercules 

It depicts a symposium, which was nothing more than an evening full of drinking and having fun. These two figures however are locked in a drinking contest. Hercules is on his knees trying to empty his cup, whereas Dionysus is casually showing us his empty cup. 

Roman, Emperial Period, about 100 AD 

Source: Worcester Art Museum

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