This day in history, December 2: Militant abolitionist John Brown hanged for his raid on Harpers Ferry the previous October

Almanacs are full of lists of global and national historic events. But “This Day in History” feature invites you to not just peruse a list, but to take a trip back in time to see how a significant ...

Chicago’s Art Institute fired its volunteer docents and caused a furor heard nationwide. The fight is really about the future of museums.

Art Institute President James Rondeau called changes at the museum and the dismissal of longtime volunteers "evolutionary." In some circles there was outrage. But the wider question is about what it ...