Who is your western hero? The legend of the Wild West has been played out in American Popular culture since the start of westward expansion. From Billy the Kid to Wyatt Earp, and George Custer to Geronimo, the real-life people who helped tame the west would shape the western heroes celebrated in film and television for decades. Share your real or fictional western hero below.
A central figure in the narrative of how the west was won, Wyatt Earp and his story became an American legend. Part of the Wild West collection.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
A look at JFK's assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald and the subsequent investigations that lead to a widespread loss of trust in government institutions.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
Creating Miami Beach from a narrow spit of Florida swampland, Carl Fisher made a fortune until a devastating hurricane and the stock market crash of 1929 wiped him out.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.