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Duck decoys

Decoy Collection at Vermont’s Shelburne Museum Gets New Roost

Archaeological evidence shows modern hunters were not the first to use decoys.

Palimpsest

A Pair of Technologies Sheds New Light on Jubilees Palimpsest

An ancient text reveals a wider context for Biblical studies.

Gloucester, 1961

In Mid Twentieth Century, Folly Cove Artisans Reunited Designers and Craftsmen

Local aesthetic caught eye of national retailers.

Sur's Ocean

Murty Classical Library of India Sheds Light on Sixteenth-century Lyrical Poet Surdas

Poems in the style proliferated for centuries.

Nineteenth-century Harrisburg, Pa.

Pennsylvania’s Simon Cameron Staged Honorific Tribute of Black Troops After Civil War

Review in Harrisburg was a capital idea.

Horse mask

Center of the West Displays Powerful Art and Artifacts of Bison Culture

Bear-claw necklaces, warriors' shields, and horse masks greet visitors to Paul Dyck Collection.

Cowboy, Montana, 1910

Nevadan Cowboy Artist Will James Never Revealed His Unlikely Provenance

His forte lay in depicting what it felt like to be on a spirited mount.

Monument of London toy set

Paper Toys Scale Monumental Heights in Historical Society Collection

Industrial Revolution made space for playthings for children.

William Byrd II

William Byrd Was a Colonial-era Surveyor and Satirist

How he helped draw the line between Virginia and North Carolina.

Book jacket for The Crusades of Cesar Chavez

New Biography of Cesar Chavez Unearths Gritty Truth

The charismatic organizer and leader faltered as an administrator.