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Memorial Day Quiz

Memorial Day Quiz by Jason Stevens Memorial Day takes place on May 25 this year. Observed annually on the last Monday in May, the day is set aside to honor the men and women who have died in service to … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Scholars Graduate, Prepared for Principled Leadership

This year’s class of Ashbrook Scholars didn’t finish their senior year as they had anticipated. Their classes were moved online in March. Nonetheless, they graduated prepared to move into the world as principled leaders for America’s future. Jacob Nestle, a … Continue reading »

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Teaching through the Pandemic, with Optimism and Realism

When the COIVD-19 pandemic hit, Ashbrook teachers were prepared to continue helping their students discover the story of America. One of these teachers was Kimberly Grosenbacher, a graduate of Ashbrook’s master’s degree program and a government teacher in Boerne, Texas. … Continue reading »

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American Heroes Webinar Series

What makes a hero? In America, heroes are not measured by their last name or background but by their willingness to face difficult, even overwhelming, circumstances, and to overcome. The COVID-19 crisis is certainly making heroes of many Americans. From … Continue reading »

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America’s Civic Illness

by Jeffrey Sikkenga, Executive Director of the Ashbrook Center Even while we face the coronavirus and the terrible harm it has done to our country, we learned yesterday that America has contracted another kind of disease – a civic illness. … Continue reading »

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Insights from History Webinar Series

We’re living through history. While there has been a lot of speculation about what the coronavirus pandemic means for America’s future, one thing that is certain is that the grit and ingenuity of Americans will carry us through, as it … Continue reading »

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Lecture with Mollie Hemingway Postponed

Mollie Hemingway provides unique and thoughtful reporting and analysis of American politics and culture. She helped launch and is a senior editor of the online magazine The Federalist, which has become one of the most influential voices in politics and has … Continue reading »

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Missouri Compromise Quiz

Missouri Compromise Quiz Two hundred years ago, on March 6, 1820, President James Monroe signed into law legislation referred to as the Missouri Compromise, which prohibited slavery in the northern parts of the Louisiana Territory and allowed it in the … Continue reading »

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Dr. Jeffrey Sikkenga Appointed as Executive Director

Dear Friends, I am pleased to announce that the Ashbrook Board has appointed Dr. Jeffrey Sikkenga as the new Executive Director of the Ashbrook Center, effective immediately. Jeff was chosen from a large pool of qualified applicants after an extensive … Continue reading »

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Video: Celebrating America’s Greatest Presidents

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