Posts filed under ‘History’
When a bugle plays “First Call,” it means “assemble.” Washington County is sounding the first call this weekend to attract visitors to learn about its Civil War history, including General Robert E. Lee’s first invasion of the Union. We’ll hear about this weekend’s events.
There are approximately 160 million descendants of the Transatlantic Slave Trade living today throughout the Western Hemisphere. How are they doing today?
Baltimore native Philip Glass has been commissioned to write a new version of 1812 Overture in honor of the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra conductor Marin Alsop will be directing it. Tom Hall talks with her about the premiere.
On August 14, 1945, photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt took a picture of a sailor kissing a woman in a white uniform in Times Square. A new book identifies the sailor as George Mendonsa, who lives in Rhode Island, and Greta Friedman, who lives in Frederick, Maryland. Sheilah talks with both of them, now 89, about how that moment in Times Square came about.
A history professor at the Naval Academy believes she’s found the remains of a Fort built on its grounds at the direction of Thomas Jefferson. She tells us how she figured out where it stood.
Amalie Rothschild (1916 — 2001) was one of Baltimore’s most prolific visual artists during the 20th century. Tom tours a retrospective of her work at Towson University’s Center for the Arts Gallery.
We hear from Frostburg State University about why they never use outside commencement speakers, and Sheilah talks to Lynchburg College communication studies professor Paula Youra about the history of this sometimes scintillating, sometimes snore-inducing tradition.