“Bet Arkeh” ܒܹܝܬ ܐܲܪ̈ܟܹܐ (pronounced Bet ER-keh) is the word for “library” in Neo-Aramaic.
I am a librarian, so the goal of this blog is to highlight different archives, libraries, and museums that I have visited, with the hopes that others will become interested in visiting these places as well, or at least learn more about them.
The Smithsonian is a network of 20 museums run by the U.S. government. Perhaps the most popular of them is the National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. Completed in 1964, and originally called the National Museum of History and Technology, the museum, unsurprisingly, contains the largest collection of United States history in the … Continue reading Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History
Most people may not know it, but Illinois has made an important contribution to barbed wire history. Although different people had been working on barbed wire during the mid-nineteenth century, it was not until 1874 that developments really skyrocketed in DeKalb, Illinois. According to my tour guide at the Joseph F. Glidden Homestead in DeKalb, … Continue reading DeKalb, Illinois and Barbed Wire
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