The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will add objects from Telemundo, one of the historic Spanish-language television networks in the . whose roots go back to the 1950s, its local stations and employees to the national...
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See more news items From Our Blog Contemporary collecting: Creepy costumes and props from "The Walking Dead" join our collection When my daughter, Katelyn, told me I would like a new TV show that had aired on Halloween night in 2010, I was skeptical. I'm not a big fan of scary shows but she doesn't like them either so I gave it a try. Great napkins of history: Laffer and Zandman's sketches of breakthrough ideas A seemingly simple cloth napkin with some writing on it, this object was so much more. Economist Art Laffer sketched a new direction for the Republican Party on this napkin. Scrapbooks: troublemakers and treasures in the archives October is American Archives Month—a great time to flip through the old family scrapbooks and spend time preserving these homemade albums that often hold so much history. Commemorating a LIFE: How one Latino ballplayer remembered his career Leopoldo “Polín” Martinez was a highly talented semipro baseball player. Even though his brilliant career never appeared on the screen or in print like those of the majors, you can find him in a unique copy of "LIFE" magazine that is now preserved in the national collection. Read more stories from our blog Shop
In January 1697, the Massachusetts General Court declared a day of fasting for the tragedy of the Salem witch trials; the court later deemed the trials unlawful, and the leading justice Samuel Sewall publicly apologized for his role in the process. The damage to the community lingered, however, even after Massachusetts Colony passed legislation restoring the good names of the condemned and providing financial restitution to their heirs in 1711. Indeed, the vivid and painful legacy of the Salem witch trials endured well into the 20th century, when Arthur Miller dramatized the events of 1692 in his play “The Crucible” (1953), using them as an allegory for the anti-Communist “witch hunts” led by Senator Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s.