Getting Out the Youth Vote, 19th Century Style, Involved Children's Capes and Bonfires 

The 19th century was a time of raucous high voter turnout in America, and the youth vote was no exception. Back in the day, the next generation was inaugurated into the political process less with discussions about foreign policy and student loan debt, more with capes, parades, and fire.

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Nobody Is Having a Better, Nerdier Good Time with Halloween Than Museums

Survive enough November 1 hangovers and you’ll be forced to face the fact that Halloween is best experienced as a dorky, candy-heavy good time with a heavy dose of creepiness and an undercurrent of decay. One group doing it right: Museums and libraries, who are taking this holiday as an opportunity to post all their…

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