For the 1960 Jubilee, participants follow instructions to paint a pair of massive patriotic portraits.
In 1954, Brownie Wise inaugurated the Tupperware Homecoming Jubilee. Hundreds of Tupperware dealers from across the country came to the company's Kissimmee, Florida, headquarters for classes and motivational events. Wise gave each year's gathering a theme, with high spectacle and outrageous competitions -- often for glamorous prizes.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
Between 1854 and 1929 more than 100,000 abused or orphaned children were sent by train to the Midwest to begin new lives in foster families.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.