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West Virginia Mine Wars Museum

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On November 29, 2017
Yesterday was so-called Giving Tuesday. So I want to ask you all a favor. Over the last 6 plus years, I have provided you with a lot of free labor history and labor coverage that you don’t get too many other places, even on the left internet. The number of progressive blogs with anyone dedicated […]

Music Notes

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On September 14, 2017

I want to bring up a comment about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame from the last music thread, all the way back in late July. The RnR Hall of Fame is a legitimately bad museum – it’s not ki

Buy Me Arthur!

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On January 13, 2017

My birthday is coming up later this month. I think some presents are in order! Politicians like to say they cannot be bought. But this weekend, here amid the rolling Civil War battlefields and the kit

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Our national need for a Civil War museum consisting of battle reproduction scenes with cat figurine soldiers has finally been fulfilled. In September, in the shadow of the historic battlefield here, twins Rebecca and Ruth Brown opened Civil War Tails, possibly America’s most whimsical war museum. Their collection of scale-model battle dioramas includes Fort Sumter, […]

A People’s Museum

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On March 8, 2016

Museums are inherently elite spaces. This is not a good thing. They usually cost money to enter. They may not actually require specific knowledge to enjoy them, but like drinking wine, one is expected

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The Historic Home Tour

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On January 8, 2016
Historic homes of famous old white people was one of the first ways Americans began remembering their past. But they have tons of problems. Largely, those problems can be summed up in the word boring. These were originally created, such as George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon, as ways to revere great past leaders. And […]
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