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2020 Academy Students to see Hamilton: An American Musical

National History Academy is excited to announce that every student who attends in summer 2020 will also see the Broadway smash hit Hamilton: An American Musical at The Kennedy Center. Join us to […]

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The Power of Place-Based Learning

One of my favorite things about winter are the footprints you make in the snow after a fresh snowfall- the imprint of the path you took on your way to […]

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Campus Life at Foxcroft School

Campus Life National History Academy is located on the secluded campus of Foxcroft School located in Middleburg, Virginia. Class sizes are small, with an average of 13 students per classroom, with […]

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National Museum of African American History and Culture

I am ignorant of myself and the history of my skin. A glimpse, a clue, a hint of where and what I came from inflames my curiosity and hunger to […]

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Better Angels Debates

Messy. Arguments. Presidential debates. Bickering. Back-and-forth. Ugly. All words that my peers and I responded with when Ms. April Lawson asked us what we believed debates were like. She soon […]

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Dickinson College

Waking up from the bus ride, I was expecting to see a stereotypical college town. I was used to seeing newly erected buildings and remnants of the young college life […]

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Ready, Set, Chess!

Here at the National History Academy, our time isn’t spent solely on learning about the wonders of American history and how it impacts us today. During our spare time, we […]

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The Battle of Gettysburg

Having a first-hand experience at Gettysburg was the most surreal feeling. It’s almost hard to remember that at one point the land was witness to bloodshed of our American people. […]

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The Hallowed Ground of Gettysburg

The day started with incomprehensible chatter, noises that filtered out as I gazed through the bus window and watched my temporary home shrink in the distance. It would take another […]

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Gettysburg National Military Park

“Four score and seven years ago…” is among the phrases that all Americans (well, at least those at National History Academy) instantly recognize as part of the fabric of America. […]

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Harpers Ferry – Would you follow Brown?

Hi all, Gina Rufo again. Thank you for the positive feedback on my last post about Montpelier! This blog post is dedicated to recalling our trip to Harper’s Ferry and […]

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George Washington’s Mount Vernon

George Washington has positively contributed to American society by leading the Continental Army to triumph, establishing the role as the First President of the United States, and leading the nation […]