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Presidents Day Quiz

Presidents Day Quiz Presidents Day, which became an official holiday in 1971 after an executive order by then President Richard Nixon, is February 18. The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio, provides an opportunity for … Continue reading »

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Former Executive Director and Current Deputy Director Honored with Mentor Awards

Roger Beckett, Ashbrook’s executive director from 2013 to 2018, was posthumously awarded a Mentor Award by Ashland University. Patrick Maloney, Ashbrook’s Deputy Director, was also honored with an award. The Mentor Award recognizes faculty or staff at Ashland University who … Continue reading »

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Civil Rights Movement Quiz

Rediscovering America: Civil Rights Movement Quiz Martin Luther King Jr. Day became a public holiday in 1983 after President Ronald Reagan signed the legislation establishing it.   The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University in Ohio, provides … Continue reading »

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Building Hope and Resilience in Rural Kentucky: An English Teacher Uses Historical Documents

Andrea Rhodes teaches junior-level English at Powell County High School in Stanton, Kentucky. Primary historical documents—autobiographies, letters, speeches and essays written by earlier Americans—comprise a large part of what her students read. To learn more about these first-person accounts of … Continue reading »

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Rediscovering America: Bill of Rights Quiz

Bills of Rights Day

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Remembering Roger L. Beckett

By Robert Alt, Buckeye Institute President and Ashbrook Board member. Originally given at the 2018 Claremont Institute Salvatori Dinner. Roger Beckett and I were the best of friends. And it is appropriate to offer a few words to honor him tonight … Continue reading »

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Chris Flannery Chosen to Head Ashbrook Center

Los Angeles native Christopher Flannery has been named to succeed the late Roger Beckett as executive director of the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University.  Before accepting the position, which he will assume January 1, Flannery was a long-time professor in … Continue reading »

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World War I Quiz

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Ashbrook Scholar Discovers the Big Picture of America in the Details of Washington D.C.

Senior Ashbrook Scholar Tyler MacQueen spent the summer of 2018 in Washington D.C., interning for Senator Rob Portman of Ohio. This was Tyler’s first political internship, and he gained from it a deeper appreciation for America’s unique form of government. … Continue reading »

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Putting history in perspective makes a strong case for keeping Columbus Day

By David Tucker We know there’s more to the story of Columbus Day than the courage of Christopher Columbus and the other explorers who ventured into the unknown and began the process of introducing western civilization to what was only … Continue reading »

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