On Friday, March 9, 2012, Keegan McLean, a seventh grader in California, won the National History Day competition for his division. This year's theme is "Revolution, Reaction, and Reform," and Keegan's topic is John Brown. I was happy to be one of his resources for his project, a website that won him first place in his division. Keegan will be competing in the State History Day competition in Riverside, California this month. Congratulations Keegan! Best wishes for the state and national competitions ahead.
Yesterday John Brown's Trial, Today Videoconferencing
A demonstration of the state's multi-cast videoconferencing unit is set for Thursday at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Charles Town. The historic building where abolitionist John Brown was convicted of treason in 1859 was chosen to show the system can work in any kind of facility.
Excerpted from Associated Press, "W. Va. Courts to Showcase Remote Interpreter System." The Northwestern.org [Oshkosh, Wis.], 30 Mar. 2012
Harper's Ferry Raider Aaron Stevens Remembered
|Lisbon Connecticut Historical Society|
Inspired by a somewhat flawed article by Richard Curland, "Historically Speaking: Lisbon man aided famed abolitionist." The Bulletin [Norwich, Conn.], 24 Mar. 2012