March 21, 2019

Today in History: Carrie Nation & Temperance

Today in History–December 27–the Library of Congress features temperance zealot Carrie Nation, who smashed the bar at the Carey Hotel in Wichita, Kansas on this day in 1900. Abandoning the nonviolent agitation of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Nation argued that destroying saloons was an acceptable way to battle the liquor trade. To learn more about why Nation and many other 19th-century women were against the sale of alcohol, visit the Today in History section, then click the links … [Read more...]

Today in History: Radio City Music Hall

Today in History–December 27–the Library of Congress features Radio City Music Hall, opened on this day in 1932. Learn more about the history of Art Deco theater by reviewing the Today in History section, then click the links below to for more primary sources. Radio City Music Hall Opened to the Public in New York Radio City Music Hall images Radio City Music Hall program & select newspaper articles Radio City Music Hall historical newspaper coverage … [Read more...]