A term under Themes for subject matter dealing with exploration and discovery, such as Columbus or Lewis & Clark

Pledge of Allegiance first recited in many U.S. public schools, marking the 400th anniversary of Columbus’s voyage

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Novelist James Fennimore Cooper born

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Contested Visions website main page image. Colonial painting

Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World

Contested Visions, funded in part by NEH and co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico, examines the significance of indigenous peoples within the artistic landscape of colonial Latin America. The exhibition offers a comparative view of the two principal viceroyalties of Spanish America—Mexico and Peru—from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries.

New Mexico Centennial Online Atlas of Historic Maps

Atlas of Historic New Mexico

NEH affiliate New Mexico Humanities Council's online Atlas of Historic New Mexico maps contains twenty historic maps of New Mexico, annotated with descriptions by the map makers and others people living, working, and exploring in New Mexico at that time.

Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American inventor, born

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Know LA image of carpetbaggers (cartoon)

KnowLA

KnowLA is a comprehensive, dynamic online reference guide to the history and culture of Louisiana. Discover artist and naturalist John James Audubon with The Birds of America image gallery and video.

Catholic mission in American southwest.

How Teachers Can Make the Most of "When Worlds Collide"

In this feature, Dan McDowell, AP World History teacher and consultant for the PBS film "When Worlds Collide" surveys the features of the companion website, indicating how the K-16 educational community can make the best use of these resources.

historic st. augustine det. drawing

Historic St. Augustine

Part of the University of Florida Digital collections, the NEH-funded Historic St. Augustine Collection contains primary sources including historic interpretation notes, architectural sketches, drawings, archaeological field reports, maps and photographs related to properties in the historic district.

  • Other Worlds: The Voyage of Columbus

    Created October 27, 2010
    Other Worlds: The Voyage of Columbus

    Meet the people whose encounter with Columbus led to the creation of a New World.