Historic Sites Episodes

April 2, 2021

198. Contesting Monuments and Memory in South Carolina with Dr. Lydia…

The South Carolina State House Grounds is a landscape of monuments and memory. Since the capital moved from Charleston to Columbi…

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Dec. 17, 2020

188. Exploring the Benjamin Franklin House of London with Dr. Márcia …

In 1757, Benjamin Franklin returned to London after an over thirty-year absence. He first ventured to the imperial capital in 172…

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May 21, 2020

159. Preserving Historic Real Estate with Whitney Martinko

In 1812, Pennsylvania state legislators contemplated something that most Americans would now find completely unimaginable: demoli…

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April 30, 2020

156. Making a Pilgrimage to Washington's Tomb with Matthew Costello

In December 1799, George Washington died after a short illness. His body and his legacy quickly became fodder for nineteenth cent…

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Jan. 30, 2020

143. Finding Ona Judge's Voice with Sheila Arnold

In May 1796, Ona Judge , Martha Washington’s enslaved maidservant, freed herself by walking out of the Washington’s Philadelphia …

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