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Jul 10, 2014 Founding Fragments: Radio Fax
Although we might think of fax machines as a relatively recent (if somewhat dated) technology, this episode uncovers the surprising history of the wireless fax machine. Host Tory Altman speaks with Hal Wallace, associate curator of the museum's...
Mar 24, 2014 1874 Remington Type Writer
Remington put its writing machines on the market in 1874 at a price of $125. The new Type Writer owed some of its identity to the sewing machines that Remington had recently added to its product line. The writing machine came mounted on a sewing machine...

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Join fellow American history and social studies teachers to share resources and best practices to help students get excited about the past! Hosted by educators from the National Museum of American History’s History Explorer project.

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social_studies, history, american_history, artifacts, smithsonian, us_history, primary_sources, u.s._history, historical_thinking, document_based_questions, object_based_learning, museum_education

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About Us

Carrie, Jenny, Matt, and Naomi are all educators at the National Museum of American History. We manage the museum's Web site for teachers, History Explorer, and are looking forward to talking with history teachers through this site! If you want to know more about us, you can find more on our Web site or follow us on Twitter @explorehistory!