Special Collections

Forty Famous Black Americans Game
February 20, 2023

Black History Month can trace its roots back nearly a century, to the work of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a historian of African American History.

Feb 2023

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Nov 2022

  • The Beggar Boys Thanksgiving, F.G. Weller No. 339, Littleton New Hampshire
    November 16, 2022
    Although National Thanksgivings were periodically proclaimed from Colonial times in America, Thanksgiving as a Holiday was not formally adopted until Abraham Lincoln declared a day of Thanksgiving in 1863.

Oct 2022

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Mar 2022

  • Engraved image of "The Chinese Lady" leaning against a Chinese style table and holding a paper fan
    March 31, 2022
    On the 17th of October 1834, a fourteen-year-old Chinese girl arrived on the shores of New York City. The ship’s passenger list included her name as “Auphmoy” which was later phonetically shortened to Afong Moy—because of this, we do not know her real Chinese name. So began Afong Moy’s story as the first known female Chinese immigrant to the United States.

Feb 2022