Heritage

Sandy on November 18th, 2011

Did you know that Ireland’s County Cork is toying with the idea of secession from the Republic of Ireland? (As reported in Cork Independent online–not serious). Although county official Laura McGonigle isn’t really proposing secession, she has come up with an interesting idea to issue a “Cork Passport” to people with family ties to Cork […]

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Four tribal leaders have been recognized by the California State Assembly for their contributions to the promotion and preservation of Native American Indian history and culture in the state. The State Assembly announced on August 25 that ACR 72: California Native American Heritage Month was passed The bill was introduced by Assemblyman Luis A. Alejo […]

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According to Toronto’s CTV news,  on Thursday July 28th archaeologists in Dresden, Ontario began a search using high-tech ground penetrating radar to find lost graves at the Uncle Tom’s Cabin historic site in southwestern Ontario, Canada.  The site is owned and operated by the Ontario Heritage Trust. Ground-penetrating radar sends radar waves into the ground […]

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It’s 150 years since the first battle of Bull Run, one of the highlights of the anniversary  of the Civil War, which illuminated  a small band of Scottish men who played a crucial role in the most brutal conflict in the history of the United States. The group, named the 79th New York Highland Regiment, […]

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Sandy on March 23rd, 2011

The University of Glasgow in Scotland has a special project under way to find out why visitors being shown around the Special Collections often comment on the distinctive and evocative aroma of old books. The university is collaborating with a research team based at the University of Strathclyde to investigate what causes these smells. The […]

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