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A Titanic Amount Of Misinformation

A Titanic Amount Of Misinformation One hundred nine years ago today, on April 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic ocean. The crown jewel of the White Star Line had been transporting 2,208 people from Southampton to New York before she hit an iceberg off […]

May The 4th Be With You

May The 4th Be With You: How I Spent Star Wars Day 2020 May 4th is Star Wars Day, a day to celebrate the stories told by George Lucas, set in a galaxy far, far away. It is observed by fans of the films, shows, cartoons, and toys that have entertained the young and young […]

His Dream: A Look Back At The Life Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1968)

The years following the march to Montgomery, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., worked to address issues of poverty and financial inequality, themes that continue to be in the headlines 50 years later. Economic inequality, access to affordable healthcare, and the social divide are still hot topic issues debated by pundits and activists in 2019. […]

His Dream: Looking Back At The Life & Times Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1963 – 1968)

It goes without saying that the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an extraordinary man, living in a time that today’s generation can’t conceive of. The accounts written in the history books, are a retelling of the accounts in a narrative form, and often fail to capture the atmosphere of tension, disdain, anger, and […]

His Dream: Looking Back At The Life Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

It is time to reflect on the impact the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has had on this country. We learned about Dr. King in the classroom, through documentaries, watching Hollywood movies, on the web or in the countless books written about his life. These sources, when complimented with primary source materials, are invaluable […]

Advantage Community History Archive: From Fort Fairfield to Shanghai

Grant Kaestner, Account Manager at Advantage Preservation, recently received a rewarding phone call from one of our library partners in Maine. Representatives from the Fort Fairfield Public Library reached out to him to share their appreciation for our partnership approach and its positive impact on communities involved. “We love having our digital archives available and […]

Advantage On The Road: Massachusetts

Advantage Preservation: Visiting With Our Friends In Massachusetts Pictured above: Grant Kaestner (left), & Jeffrey Kiley (right), of Advantage Preservation on their visit to the Newburyport Public Library in Newburyport MA, on October 31st, 2018. Last week Grant & I had the opportunity to spend some time visiting a few of our library partners in […]

Taking History Personally

She had a space set up in her family room at the bottom of the stairs. The wood paneled wall behind the table was covered in framed photos of ancestors who had passed long ago. A few documents and an old map hung next to those pictures. A small filing cabinet, two old office chairs, […]

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