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Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters, NHS


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ben_franklins_worldIn this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, Supervisory Park Ranger Garrett Cloer joins us to explore the Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site so we can discover more about the Siege of Boston (1775-76), the birth of the Continental Army and the life and work of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/194

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Podcast Considers What Makes New York, New York


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In the latest episode of the “New Netherland Praatjes” podcast, author and museum curator Steve Jaffe chats with Steve McErleane and Russell Shorto about Jaffe’s work on the “New York at Its Core” exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York, a new installation that attempts to answer the question “What makes New York New York?”

Topics include the challenges of presenting history to the public, the role of technology in museums, and how museum professionals have dealt with the death of the so-called grand narrative. Listen to the podcast here. Continue reading

Partisans: The Friendship & Rivalry of Adams & Jefferson


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ben_franklins_worldIn this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, Barbara Oberg and Sara Georgini, two historians and documentary editors, join us from the Papers of Thomas Jefferson and the Papers of John Adams Documentary Editing Projects so we can explore the lives and relationships of John and Abigail Adams and Thomas Jefferson. You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/193 Continue reading

The Secret History of the New Jersey Devil


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ben_franklins_worldIn this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, Brian Regal, an Associate Professor of History at Kean University and the co-author of The Secret History of the Jersey Devil: How Quakers, Hucksters, and Benjamin Franklin Created A Monster (John Hopkins University Press, 2018), takes us into New Jersey’s past by taking us through the origins of the New Jersey Devil story. You can listen to the podcast here:www.benfranklinsworld.com/192

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Anna Smith Strong: Patriot and Spy


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long island history project logoWith the story of the Culper Spy Ring enjoying a renaissance, we talk with Margo Arceri of Strong’s Neck in Setauket, Long Island, who heard the story of from the great-great-granddaughter of one of the spies herself.  She went on to found Tri-Spy Tours and Culper Spy Day while also working with the Three Village Historical Society.

As a bonus, we also had Danielle Campbell join the conversation. Danielle is an anchor and reporter for News 12 Long Island and produces the Long Island’s Hidden Past segment for the cable channel. Continue reading

A New History of King Philip’s War


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ben_franklins_worldIn this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, Lisa Brooks, an Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Amherst College helps us re-examine and re-think what we know about King Philip’s War by introducing us to new people, new ways we can look at known historical sources, and to different ways we can think about what we know about this event with details from her book Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip’s War (Yale Press, 2017). You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/191. Continue reading