Guided by Professor Bill Schindler, students visited several museums to consider the ethical, political, and economic factors that influence how history is portrayed. The course culminated in an Iron Age village in Denmark.
Later the same day we went behind the scenes at the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History and visited Dennis Stanford’s office. Here we had the opportunity to view and handle a number of extremely important artifacts, many of which has led Dr. Stanford to suggest that the original peopling of the America’s occurred much earlier than previously imagined and by people coming across the Atlantic in skin boats from Europe.
Andrea Wulf, acclaimed author of Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens, visited Washington College as a part of the Chestertown Book Festival. In her book, Wulf vividly portrays the battalion of 18th-century scientists who