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“I will study to prepare myself and maybe someday my chance will come.” – Abraham Lincoln. Whether your introduction to the 16th President of the United States was via a history class, New York Times best-seller Team of Rivals, recent Academy Award winner Lincoln, or the less historically accurate Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, one thing […]

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March is Women’s History Month In honor of Women’s History Month, The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the […]

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Black History Month

February is Black History Month. In recognition of Black History Month, The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum have developed a website honoring “Black Women in American Culture and History”  and the myriad […]

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In honor of Veteran’s Day, Cannell Library will be closed Nov 11th. The library will be open on Saturday Nov 12 for its normal weekend hours from 1 pm to 5 pm. In recognition to those who have served and to those who are serving our nation in the armed serves, we post this poem […]

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For the history enthusiasts: To help mark the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy, David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, and Caroline Kennedy, President of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, recently unveiled the nation’s largest online digitized presidential archive, providing unprecedented global access to the most important papers, […]

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March is Woman’s History month in the United States, so let’s take a moment to celebrate a group of women frequently overlooked in American history. Did you know over 1000 woman flew military aircraft during 1942-1944 in non-combat roles? No? Well, it’s true. If you want to read the fascinating history of how and why […]

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Digitization can be a good thing.  We now have access to some of Washington’s earliest territorial newspapers, including The Vancouver Register, 1865-1869, via the Secretary of State’s Washington History web site. Just as today, almost 150 years ago, some folks  were feeling overwhelmed by the onslaught of technology. In the first edition of The Vancouver […]

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