The current edition of the National Coalition For History newsletter (NCH WASHINGTON UPDATE (Vol. 13, #6; February 16, 2007)) has several interesting items including:
- OLIVER NORTH vs. THE SMITHSONIAN
The Smithsonian/Showtime deal leads to political controversy and a editorial (Selling America’s heritage By Oliver North, February 11, 2007 ) in the Washington Times.
- NATIONAL ARCHIVES ANNOUNCES PRESIDENTIAL TIMELINE WEBSITE
A new website, www.presidentialtimeline.org with digitized artifacts and historical archives from all of the U.S. presidential libraries.
- HONEST, IT WASN’T ABE’S COMMENT
Thousands of supporters of the Iraq war including a member of Congress in the Congressional Record are quoting words that Abraham Lincoln never said and attributing the words to Lincoln. See: Honest, It Wasn’t Abe’s Comment by Mary Ann Akers, Washington Post, February 16, 2007; Page A21.