They say you can’t take it with you, but recipes do disappear when loved ones die. These families have found a novel way to record them for posterity.
From San Bernardino, Calif., and Aurora, Colo., to Orlando, Fla., and Newtown, Conn., sites of memory honor those killed in gun violence, and survivors.
Organizers at the Monument of Heroes in the Philippines are racing to preserve documents related to the Marcos regime before the dictator’s son takes office.
In Taiwan and elsewhere, people met on Saturday to remember those killed in China in 1989 — and the freedoms lost in Hong Kong, where such vigils are now unthinkable.
The exhibition, called “Crucified Ukraine,” is one of several ways that the country’s government is highlighting the devastation that its people have endured.
An enormous monument to the Communist Party in Bulgaria is now a decrepit ruin. The country is wrestling with how to deal with a symbol of an unwanted and, in many ways, deeply ugly past.
As the United States reached 1 million known deaths, there was no national, permanent memorial to the country’s loss. Some survivors have called for more to be done.
In a new report, the group says that the Republicans created a hostile climate on campuses. The administration called the charges absurd.
Devon Henry and his company have taken down 23 monuments in the South, including the infamous Robert E. Lee statue in Virginia, in part because few others were interested.
The soul singer has been gone for more than half a century. Zelma Redding’s love affair with him — and his with Macon, Ga. — has never ended.
The Mets finally gave the ultimate honor to their franchise icon, creating a statue worthy of the Hall of Fame pitcher.
At Aunt Fanny’s Cabin, which closed years ago, young Black waiters sang for white patrons. The community is divided over how, and whether, to preserve the institution’s legacy.
A compound in Dublin where unmarried mothers and other unwanted women were incarcerated to work in abject conditions had been earmarked as a site for a budget hotel.
New York needs a way to come together.
Supply chain issues are affecting the few memorial businesses left in New York, a former hub for the ‘old-world craft.’
It was not clear what damage was done to the memorial but it is close to a radio and television tower in Kyiv that was hit by a projectile.
During the pandemic lockdown, when solitude dredged up the regret of missed opportunities, one writer hiked over the Pyrenees Mountains to better understand her father.
Civilian specialists are tracking the threat to landmarks in Ukraine as the U.S. Army struggles after more than two years to appoint new cultural heritage preservation specialists modeled after the “Monuments Men.”
Holocaust distortion is a threat to memory.
Despite an ongoing legal challenge, New York City is going ahead with a plan for artwork at a new park that will feature messages of social justice, not the statuary some had sought.
As Germany observes the anniversary of the Wannsee Conference, witnesses of the Nazi era are dying and antisemitism is resurgent in Europe and the United States.
The equestrian monument to Roosevelt, which has stirred protests as a symbol of colonialism and racism, is leaving its plinth, in pieces.
The act of taking down a memorial — like the act of putting one up — is largely symbolic. But symbols also tell us who we are.
As curators at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, we are regularly confronted by hard physical evidence of just how slippery the past can be.
In a building that is both a legislative body and a living museum, lawmakers are grappling with how to commemorate an attack whose victims cannot agree on the basic facts of the day.
In Padua, Italy, a proposal to include a female philosopher in a monument whose 78 sculptures are all men has spurred debate.
Without dedicated funding for conservation, many of New York City’s public memorials and artworks are decaying from neglect.
Historians had hoped to find a rare, century-old photo of Abraham Lincoln in a box discovered beneath a pedestal of a statue of Robert E. Lee. It was not to be.
The discovery in Richmond excited historians, officials and crew workers, who hope that the box contains rare memorabilia buried in 1887.
Conservators spent hours carefully prying open the container, which had been hidden beneath a monument to the Confederate general Robert E. Lee.
Virginia historians are confident they’ve located a time capsule beneath a former monument to the Confederate general Robert E. Lee. They are less confident about how to get it out of a 1,500-pound granite rock.
The statue was the focus of a deadly white nationalist rally in 2017. A local African American heritage center plans to turn it into a new piece of public art.
“The Black Girlhood Altar” began as a community project fueled by collective grief. Now it’s on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
In debates about how best to confront our collective past, we must give weight to the present as well.
A Tennessee appeals court granted Tim Gilbert a new trial after jurors deliberated in a room named after the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
An advisory committee had recommended renaming 75 buildings, including those named after Confederate leaders and supporters of segregation.
Heeding requests to move the statue because of Jefferson’s legacy as an enslaver, the city approved a plan to relocate it to the New-York Historical Society.
The man, Mark Henson, 64, was charged with felony criminal mischief after a fire at the memorial, which honors the 49 people killed in the 2016 shooting in Orlando, Fla.
“Churchill’s Shadow,” by Geoffrey Wheatcroft, may be the best single-volume indictment of Churchill yet written.
A symbol of slavery to some, of religious liberty to others.
Some residents want the monument removed. In the meantime, Franklin, Tenn., erected a statue of a U.S. Colored Troops soldier, broadening the way the community memorializes the Civil War.
Readers react to an account of 90 seconds of violence at the Capitol. Also: Voting rights; Parler; the Jefferson statue; older drivers; filing cabinets.
Alex von Tunzelmann’s “Fallen Idols” looks at the arguments surrounding 12 figures from history, and what they tell us about both the past and the present.
Black, Latino and Asian City Council members who find the sculpture oppressive and racist may finally win a two-decade fight to remove it from their chamber.
When a monument to those killed in the 2011 uprising was recently damaged, few took notice or even cared in a town, and country, where there is now more regret than a wish to remember.
The replacement of a figure seen as a monument to colonialism touched a nerve as the country debates how it is shaped by race and sex.
Many organizations are now trying to reach wider and younger audiences, and to tackle topics beyond the Holocaust.
Traditionalists chafe at the contemporary-art approach to Holocaust commemoration being employed at Babyn Yar, a site of mass shootings in World War II. But it has brought visitors for an anniversary.
Sculptures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and John Lewis are on display in a Manhattan park known as a site of protests. “These monuments have meaning,” Mr. Floyd’s brother said.
Allen C. Guelzo’s “Robert E. Lee” offers a nuanced portrait of the Confederate general who chose his state over the nation.