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Wednesday, 10 June 2009 17:30

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Arts | History | Texas History | Science | General Reference |
Cooking | Food Manufacture | Miscellaneous |


ARTS

Smithsonian American Art Museum
americanart.si.edu

Museum of the Americas – virtual museum for the arts of indigenous cultures of the Americas
www.ancientworlds.net/aw/Group/250950


HISTORY

Headlines the Day You Were Born:
dmarie.com/asp/history.asp?action=process

The History Place – Dedicated to Students, Educators and all who enjoy History!
www.historyplace.com

Eye Witness to History – a fabulous site containing eye witness accounts of historical events through time
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com

Today In History – Look up a birthday, anniversary, or just enjoy a daily visit. One of the best collections of histories on a calendar basis. All from The Library of Congress.
lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/today/today.html

Library of Congress – You just can’t beat it!
www.loc.gov

National Museum of the American Indian
www.nmai.si.edu

Virtual Marching Tour of the American Revolution
www.ushistory.org/march/

The African American Odyssey
memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/aohome.html


TEXAS HISTORY

Texas State Capital Building – State Preservation Board
http://www.tspb.texas.gov/prop/tc/tc/capitol.html

Institute of Texan Cultures
http://www.texancultures.com/

The Rosenberg Library on the Storm:  collection of photos, manuscripts, and oral history from the 1900 Galveston Hurricane is an extensive collection that is viewable online.
www.gthcenter.org/exhibits/storms/

Deadliest Natural Disaster in the US History – Galveston Hurricane, September 8, 1900. An estimated 6,000-10,000 people were killed.
www.1900storm.com

The Handbook of Texas Online
https://tshaonline.org/handbook

Texas Beyond History
www.texasbeyondhistory.net

The Alamo
www.thealamo.org

Texas State Cemetery
www.cemetery.state.tx.us

Williamson County Graveyards and History
three-legged-willie.org/cemetery.htm


ASTRONOMY & SCIENCE

Astronomy

McDonald Observatory and Dept. of Astronomy
www.mcdonaldobservatory.org

Star Date
www.stardate.org

Astronomy Picture of the Day
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

Satellite Visibility Page
www.heavens-above.com

Hubble Space Telescope Pictures
hubblesite.org/newscenter

General NASA site
www.nasa.gov

NASA Images Gallery
www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery

Solar activity and its effects on Earth
www.spaceweather.com

International Dark-sky Association
www.darksky.org

Earth & Sky
www.earthsky.com

Heavens Above – tracks the satellites passing overhead
www.heavens-above.com

Science

Scientific American
www.sciam.com

National Geographic
www.nationalgeographic.com

Science News
www.sciencenews.org

Smithsonian Institution
www.si.edu

Smithsonian Educational Resources:
http://www.smithsonianeducation.org

See, Hear And Learn
Are you interested in nature and wildlife? Or just hanging out at your computer and looking for an animal that makes neat noises for your five year old?

How well do you know your 50 states?

Recent quake activity in the US and worldwide
Information at the USGS website

Edutainment

Birding on Broadmeade

Mind Your Manners!
Adopt the role of a late 19th Century character and try to earn your place in a world where your every move is governed by the rules of etiquette.

You Can't Resist "S'more and Piece"
Books2Eat.com is an International Edible Book Festival that happens around the world every April 1st . The next time you are looking for a new birthday cake idea, you might find this site helpful. Well, you'll find it amusing at least.

Mind Your Manners!
Adopt the role of a late 19th Century character and try to earn your place in a world where your every move is governed by the rules of etiquette.

You Can't Resist "S'more and Piece"
Books2Eat.com is an International Edible Book Festival that happens around the world every April 1st . The next time you are looking for a new birthday cake idea, you might find this site helpful. Well, you'll find it amusing at least.

 


GENERAL REFERENCE

Reference Desk – incredible collection of reference information
www.refdesk.com

Bartlett’s Quotations
www.bartleby.com/100/

The Gutenberg Project – digital production of previously printed books
www.gutenberg.org


COOKING

Your family loved it in the restaurant, you might find the recipe for it here:
www.copykat.com


FOOD MANUFACTURERS CAN BE FUN

Some of these have recipes, some have history.

Jif Peanut Butter
www.jif.com

Kraft Foods
www.kraftfoods.com

General Mills:
www.generalmills.com

Smucker’s:
www.smuckers.com

Kellogg’s:
www.kelloggs.com

Betty Crocker:
www.bettycrocker.com

Duncan Hines:
www.duncanhines.com


MISCELLANEOUS

Haunting Education
www.graveyards.com