History

Travel to the past with the best history stories, from Ancient Rome to World War II. The Archive has the history stories you crave, from military sagas to exploring the New World.

Own a Piece of History With the Oldest Log Cabin in America

Live in the wonders of the past with this historic log cabin.

A Canadian Officer Rescued the Real Winnie-the-Pooh

The beloved children’s book character was based on a real-life black bear cub.

The Strange, Centuries-Long History of Ski Troops

From 1200 to 2020, soldiers in the Northern reaches of Europe have strapped on uniforms, guns ... and skis.

Inspiring Quotes About Leadership From History's Most Beloved Leaders

Re-center yourself with some of history's most moving thoughts about leadership.

Explore the Past with Today's Best History Podcasts

Hit rewind with the year's most engaging podcasts.

Beyond Pearl Harbor: 5 Times the U.S. Was Attacked at Home During WWII

World War II extended beyond Europe, northern Africa, and the Pacific Theater...

These Gifts Will Make History at Your Next Holiday Gathering

Whether your holiday plans involve an inordinate number of Zooms or a carefully planned gathering, these history holiday presents won't be left in the dust.

Jewish Resistance Fighters Pulled Off the Largest Prison Escape of WWII

In October 1943, 300 Jewish prisoners escaped the heavily guarded walls of the Sobibor extermination camp.

12 Thrilling Military Documentaries on Netflix and More

These documentaries provide insight into the political and daily realities of war.

WWI Nurse Edith Cavell Sacrificed Her Life to Save Hundreds of Soldiers

On October 12, 1915, Cavell was executed for her part in helping over 200 Allied soldiers escape Belgium.

Army Engineers Saw a Need in WWII. One Iconic Vehicle was Created to Fill It

Jeeps come by their rugged reputation honestly—after all, they were created to assist troops in WWII.

A Secret City in Tennessee Powered the Manhattan Project

Oak Ridge, established in 1942, was a key production site of uranium during World War II that fed the labs in Los Alamos.

STREAMING NOW: Netflix's Newest Docuseries Reveals the Personal Side of The Challenger

With personal accounts, Challenger: The Final Flight offers new insight into the Challenger disaster.

Notorious Prison Stories from America's Most Infamous Cellblocks

These seven prisons were home to mobsters, assassins, and the dregs of history alike.

This War of 1812 Vet Saw the Battle of Gettysburg from his Porch... and Joined It

John Burns showed his commitment to the United States—and its union—until his final days.