Month: June 2016

Archives in the News

USA Today recently announced that the Broadway show Hamilton, winner of eleven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is also being recognized by the National Archives Foundation. Lead actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, director Tommy Kail, and biographer Ron Chernow will receive the Records of Achievement award. In the words of Foundation Chair A’Lelia Bundles, “. . . they have turned the early American history of our textbooks into an exciting culture phenomenon. […]

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Council Rock

According to local traditions, the rock formation was a gathering place for the Schaghticoke tribe. Chief Squantz, who held sway over the Schaghticoke in the early 1700s, could stand there, as if at a pulpit, and address a large gathering of his tribesmen. Today it is hidden in the thick woods above Squantz Pond in New Fairfield, Connecticut, accessible only to intrepid hikers willing to work up a sweat finding […]

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