NEH plays prominent role in inauguration

National Endowment for the Humanities logoWe are proud to share with you the prominent role the National Endowment for the Humanities played in this past weekend’s Inauguration festivities.

On Saturday January 19th, the NEH-funded radio program BackStory with the American History Guys held a live, public discussion of Inauguration History at the National Museum of American History. This event was made possible by a generous gift from History Channel and the efforts of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, the producers and staff of BackStory, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The event was broadcast on CSPAN and the video of the discussion is now available on their website. Additional support was provided by American University Student Historical Society and Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging in the Arts.

Even though this historic weekend has drawn to a close, we thought you might like to watch the program and see other resources we developed that relate to Inaugural history. Please keep the conversation going (share these links on Twitter with #inauguration or #inaug2013!) and:

Watch the History Guys’ discussion from Flag Hall!

Look at artifacts and quotes from Inaugurations throughout history on SI and History Guys’ Prezi slideshow.

Read Brian Balogh’s take on President Obama’s Second Inaugural Address.

Listen to the pre-recorded Inauguration episode from the History Guys featuring 5 special guests.

Visit our resource portal to learn more about inaugurations throughout history.

Listen to two of the History Guys discuss the Inauguration on WCPN’s The Sound of Ideas.

Source: NEH White House & Congressional Affairs

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