Morse Code Day

Morse Code Day

Morse Code Day May 24th is known as “Morse Code Day” because the first official message was sent over the Baltimore-Washington telegraph line by Samuel F. B. Morse on May 24, 1844.   The message?  “What hath God wrought!” Morse Code was initially developed by Morse in...
Portsmouth’s German Village

Portsmouth’s German Village

Portsmouth’s German Village: When Old World Europe Came to the Navy Yard   By Diane Cripps, Curator of History, Portsmouth Museums 3  “…the homesick sailors of the interned ships built a real little town with all German Conveniences.” –“A German Village on...
Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman Bessie Coleman, 1892 – 1926, was a legendary aviation pioneer of mixed African and Native-American ancestry. Due to racial restrictions in the United States at that time, Coleman traveled to France where she learned French and received an international...
March is Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month

March is Womens History Month We celebrate women’s history to honor the struggles and achievements of those that came before us, and to give examples to our future changemakers.  It is important to highlight where we came from to make a better future. Women did not...
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