Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH)

Logo Mexico – The Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH, National Institute of Anthropology and History) – inah.gob.mx – is a Mexican federal government bureau established in 1939 to guarantee the research, preservation, protection, and promotion of the prehistoric, archaeological, anthropological, historical, and paleontological heritage of the country. INAH and the Instituto Nacional de …

Las Vegas History

Photo: Ron Mader, Barber Shop Pole (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Las Vegas History Videos The Forties The Thirties Funded by the Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial, “The City of Las Vegas: The Thirties” focuses on life in Las Vegas in the 1930’s. The episode will feature how the Hoover Dam, gambling, weddings, divorces …

Cinco de Mayo

Artwork (Some rights reserved) Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a special holiday in Mexico, primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla, with lesser recognition elsewhere in the country. It is a popular celebration in the USA. Hashtags: #CincoDeMayo #5deMayo The date commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France during the French-Mexican …

CEHM: Studying Mexico’s History

Logo The Carso Center for the Study of the History of Mexico (Centro de Estudios de Historia de México Carso) – cehm.org.mx – was created in 1965. The objective was and is to recover printed and documentary works concerning the history of Mexico, from the viceregal period to the present day. The collection includes more …

History

Photo: Ron Mader, Old Vegas Fort Painting (Some rights reserved) Wikipedia: History is the study of the past as it is described in written documents. Events occurring before written record are considered prehistory. It is an umbrella term that relates to past events as well as the memory, discovery, collection, organization, presentation, and interpretation of …

British History Podcast

Logo Among our fave podcasts: British History Podcast – thebritishhistorypodcast.com – is a chronological retelling of the history of Britain with a particular focus upon the lives of the people. You won’t find a dry recounting of dates and battles here, but instead you’ll learn about who these people were and how their desires, fears, …

Oral History

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Oral History = the collection and study of historical information using sound recordings of interviews with people having personal knowledge of past events HeadlinesWhy I Became An Oral Historian And How You Can Be One, Too – Television AcademyThe Oral History of Travel’s Greatest Acquisition Booking.com – Skift Oral History …

Porfirio Díaz

Photo: A.Carrillo – AGN México José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori (September 15, 1830 – July 2, 1915) was a Mexican general and politician who served seven terms as President of Mexico, a total of three and a half decades, from 1876 to 1880 and from 1884 to 1911. HeadlinesLa vida secreta de Porfirio …

Heritage Week in Ireland

Logo Ireland hosts the annual National Heritage Week in late August. 2021 dates: August 14-22. Hashtag: #HeritageWeek About the eventNational and local community organizations participate by organizing events throughout the country. Many of the events that take place during the week are free highlight the abundance of great work that is carried out in all communities …

Old Spanish Trail

Photo: Jimmy Emerson, Old Spanish Trail Marker Las Vegas – The Clark County Wetlands Park hosts a lecture about the history of the Old Spanish Trail Thursday, August 17, from 6-8pm. Presenter Liz Warren is a historian and one of the founders of the Old Spanish Trail Association. The two-hour lecture is free to attend and …