400 years ago, Galileo Galilei reached for the stars when he became the first to record astronomical observations with a telescope.
Steve Enniss, the newly name director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, looks for ways to push this unique collection forward in the new century.
Railroads were originally intended to be horse-drawn. When Robert Stephenson introduced the steam powered engine, and the smell of money was apparent, the rush was on to map and lay track over vast areas of wilderness.
A spilled box of type gave rise to Purgatory Pie Press, but after 9/11, it hasn’t been business as usual.