During the Spanish Influenza, the San Francisco Mayor singed The Mask Ordinance – the first order requiring the wearing of face masks in public in the United States.
Museum of Artifacts That Made America
From the first video games to the cotton gin; how do the inventions of the past impact the world around us today?
In 1777, The Betsy Ross Flag was adopted by the thirteen colonies fighting for freedom as the United States’ first official flag. But not everyone in America was free.
This is the story of how African American baseball players overcame racial segregation to claim the national pastime of Baseball as their own.
How the Harvard Printing Press helped to shape the news in early America
His top hat added eight inches onto his frame but this is the story of how without his iconic Top Hat, Lincoln may never have become president!
The Statue of Liberty has been welcoming immigrants and visitors to New York Harbour since 1875
This is the story of the Skidi Star Chart, one of the finest horoscopes ever created, all thanks to the Pawnee Tribe of Native America.
Lasers aren’t just for sci-fi fans. This is the story of the first laser ever made
The story of Tennis for Two: America’s very first video game.
This is the story of a spy device disguised as chapstick tubes that played a key part in America’s most infamous burglary, *hint* it involves Nixon.