History http://wkms.org en TN Historical Commission Taking Grant Applications http://wkms.org/post/tn-historical-commission-taking-grant-applications <p></p><p>The Tennessee Historical Commission will start taking grant applications for historic preservation projects for next year starting tomorrow.</p><p>Officials say the amount of funds available for grants in Tennessee is expected to be about $200,000.</p><p>The selection progress will emphasize projects such as architectural and archaeological surveys, design guidelines for historic districts and the rehabilitation of historic buildings. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:14:03 +0000 The Associated Press 36145 at http://wkms.org TN Historical Commission Taking Grant Applications 50 Years Later: Reflections on President Kennedy's Berlin Speech http://wkms.org/post/50-years-later-reflections-president-kennedys-berlin-speech <p>On this day 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy gave his famous "ich bin ein Berliner" speech to West Berlin, underlying support for the West 22 months after Soviet-supported East Germany erected the Berlin Wall. Commentator and Murray State History Professor Dr. Brian Clardy reflects on this statement of US policy and its impact on the Cold War.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A few days ago in my American History class, I lectured on the early years of the Cold War of the late </span>1940s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and early </span>1950s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. With rapt attention, young Racer Nation listened to me drone on and on about the Berlin Airlift and the fact that the city would become what I called a “pregnant symbol” of the U.S.-Soviet conflict.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Matt Markgraf & Brian Clardy 32511 at http://wkms.org 50 Years Later: Reflections on President Kennedy's Berlin Speech Boom to Bust: The History of Earlington, Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/boom-bust-history-earlington-kentucky <p></p><p>The history of many towns in west Kentucky has been shaped, in large part, by the coal companies and railroads that brought in jobs, money, and people. During the golden years of coal and rail in the early 20th century these towns boomed. And when the coal ran out and the trains stopped rolling, they crashed. The city of Earlington, Kentucky is one of those towns. Sun, 03 Mar 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Shelly Baskin 28750 at http://wkms.org Boom to Bust: The History of Earlington, Kentucky New Historical KY smartphone app http://wkms.org/post/new-historical-ky-smartphone-app <p>A new smart-phone app offered by the Kentucky Historical Society allows tourists access to the history behind roadside markers.&nbsp;&nbsp; The aim is the weave a historical story.&nbsp; Sally Warfield, who’s a Digital Media Specialist with the Kentucky Historical Society, says the new app connects communities by demonstrating their shared history. Fri, 17 Aug 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 20878 at http://wkms.org New Historical KY smartphone app Good Read: His Excellency George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis http://wkms.org/post/good-read-his-excellency-george-washington-joseph-j-ellis <p><strong style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; ">Product Description:</strong></p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 21:12:45 +0000 Todd E. Hill 18585 at http://wkms.org Good Read: His Excellency George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis Datebook: February 10 – Midway Atoll Bombarded 70 Years Ago http://wkms.org/post/datebook-february-10-%E2%80%93-midway-atoll-bombarded-70-years-ago <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5; ">The Midway Atoll is a 2.4 square-mile group of formerly-inhabited islands claimed by the United State between Hawaii and Japan. It is currently home to the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and is open to the public for visitors interested in ecology and military history. Indeed, Midway played a significant role in the Pacific Campaign in World War II. Fri, 10 Feb 2012 17:11:27 +0000 Matt Markgraf & Kala Dunn 16876 at http://wkms.org Datebook: February 10 – Midway Atoll Bombarded 70 Years Ago