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From the life of Lincoln to the late David McCullough, here are the top 10 stories that fascinated our readers in 2022.
In her 1997 essay, one of America's most celebrated female historians explains why Independence Day falls on July 4th.
Roast pig, boiled rockfish, and apple pie were among the dishes George and Martha enjoyed during the holiday in 1797. Here are some actual recipes.
A menu for a 1779 New England Thanksgiving included dishes from turkey and venison to pumpkin pie.
Here are some amusing -- and some very sad -- images we collected from the archives of American Heritage.
The April 1969 issue was typical of classic issues of American Heritage, with dramatic and substantive essays on George Washington, Ike and Patton, the Transcontinental Railroad, the "ship that wouldn't die," and many other fascinating subjects from our nation's past
25 Years Ago, Summer 2012 | Vol. 62, No. 2
Andrew Wyeth Reflects on His Father, the Artist N. C. Wyeth
50 Years Ago, Summer 2012 | Vol. 62, No. 2
Historian S. L. A. Marshall Tells How He and “Papa” Hemingway Liberated Paris
A 62-year-long quest for statehood ended on January 6, 1912.
The Katzenjammer Kids creator, John Dirks, painted one of the first artworks to depict aviation
A Lincoln-commissioned naval hospital opens its doors in its newest reincarnation as a vibrant cultural community center
America's oldest recorded music goes online at a new Library of Congress website
Eating History, Fall 2011 | Vol. 61, No. 2
A New York Public Library program asks the public to help transcribe 10,000 historic menus
St. Louis's Washington University discovers that it owns a trove of the third president's books
American Heritage expands its Civil War coverage as the sesquicentennial begins
Spring 2011 Books, Spring 2011 | Vol. 61, No. 1
The only known shipwreck of a 19th-century whaler is found 500 miles northwest of Hawaii
Tribute to Frank Buckles, the last American World-War-I veteran
Long-lost American silent films are found in Russian archives
Fall Books, Fall 2010 | Vol. 60, No. 3
Archaeologists in Georgia have found the location of the prison that served as an overflow facility for Andersonville
FDR Declassified, Fall 2010 | Vol. 60, No. 3
After 65 years, the archives of FDR’s personal secretary are now open to the public
A new bridge spans the Colorado near the dam that came to symbolize America’s great promise—and changed the American West forever