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Prepare for a successful career while earning your bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, associate, or minor from Liberty University’s Department of History. With our history, social sciences, and military studies degree programs, your knowledge of these fields will be enriched as you explore exciting career options. Courses are taught from a Christian worldview by experienced professors who share your passion for history and are grounded in their faith. Interested in a career in politics, education, or communications? A degree from our Department of History will get you ready for these fields and more.

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History, Social Sciences & Military Studies Degree Programs

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Public History Projects

Chaplains Museum

Open Monday through Friday 12:00-4:30 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on the terrace level of the JF Library. Hours vary when University classes are not in session.

Email history@liberty.edu for more information.

*Please note that the museum follows University-wide weather closures.

New London Projects

The New London projects give students hands-on opportunities in archaeology, historical architecture, historical interpretation, and much more.  


Commencement 2022 is upon us. Congratulations, graduates! Leave a comment with your degree and/or your plans after graduation.

#lucommencement #commencement2022
With the semester winding down and finals only a couple days away, we would love to hear about some of our history students favorite museums they’ve visited in the past.
What’s one of your favorite museums you have visited back home? Comment your favorite spot and we might just feature it!
#Museums #LocalHistory
Take advantage of the beautiful Spring weather and walk over to visit the National Civil War Chaplain's Museum! The close of the semester is the perfect time to enjoy the rich history of the chaplains who served throughout the Civil War. The museum will be operating on its regular schedule until Tuesday, May 3, and will resume operation with modified hours for commencement.
Congratulations! You made it to the last day of classes. Now on to final exams. Finish strong, History students!
Looking for a history class to complete your schedule but not sure what to take? HIST 305: Introduction to Public History is a hands-on, project-oriented class that will give you practical experience in Public History. If you have an interest in museums, archaeology, local history, or historic preservation, HIST 305 is the class for you!
Get involved with Liberty's annual Serve Lynchburg Day on April 23!
This spring the History Department is partnering with LU Serve and the @Avoca1901 to offer an opportunity specifically for current on-campus history students. We’ll be helping out around the museum with cataloging artifacts and general clean-up.
If you would like to impact the community while gaining experience with local history, register today at https://na.eventscloud.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=648643&. The event will be from 10:30 am- 2:30 pm. Lunch and shirts will be provided to all volunteers.
#LUServe #serveLynchburg #MakeHistoryLU
He is risen! 
1 Peter 1:3: "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead."
#Easter #HeisRisen
For Christians, Good Friday is the most important pre-Easter observance. A day of solemn remembrance, Good Friday focuses on the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. While Resurrection Sunday (Easter) was celebrated by the earliest Christians, there is no reliable account of when the preceding Friday was recognized in this way. We do know that it is called “good” in the sense that it is holy or pure. Eastern Orthodox Christians call this day Great and Holy Friday.
Unlike Easter with bunnies, baskets, and colored eggs, Good Friday does not have a strong secular interpretation. On this day, some Christians hold a worship service or observe a period of fasting and contemplation. Spanish-speaking churches often include a reenactment of the procession of the cross. In Israel, the procession follows in the actual footsteps of Jesus along the “Via Dolorosa” or Way of Suffering. Moravian Christians use this occasion to care for the gravestones in their cemeteries. What are the traditions you associate with Good Friday?
#GoodFriday #ChristianTradition #Easter
Congratulations Hannah Method @hannah.m2000 for winning the 2022 Historic Figure March Madness!
Research week starts today! Look at all the History students who are participating this year. Be sure to check out posters and presentations all week. For more information about Research Week, make sure to follow @libertyucrs 
#ResearchWeek #MakeHistoryLU
Photo: A 14th-century depiction of Palm Sunday (Wikimedia Commons, public domain)
Today, Palm Sunday, marks the beginning of Holy Week or Passion Week, the week leading up to Easter Sunday. Christians around the world remember Christ’s entry into Jerusalem just a few days before his crucifixion. On that day, the crowd welcomed him as royalty with shouts of “Hosanna” and laid palm branches in his path as he entered the city riding on a donkey. In most Christian traditions, palm branches are used in the service in some way, either to decorate the church or sometimes as part of a procession around the church. Those branches are later burned and the ashes reserved for use on Ash Wednesday the following year.
How does your church recognize Palm Sunday?
#PalmSunday #HolyWeek #Christiantradition
Don’t miss the archaeology timeline on the Montview lawn today until 4:00 p.m. 

Archaeologists and History students have collected some of the artifacts from New London and assembled them into a massive timeline to show the development of New London history over nearly three centuries. Look closely and you’ll find at least one artifact that is at least 5000 years old!
#CFAW #Archaeology #MakeHistoryLU
Stop by the History Department’s table at the Vines Center until 8 p.m.! We would love to get to know you and answer your questions about pursuing a degree in History at Liberty University. 

Happy April Fool’s Day from the LU History Department! 
The origin of April Fool’s Day is the subject of historical disagreement. Some historians point to a Roman festival called Hilaria. Others believe it was part of the controversy that arose when the Gregorian calendar replaced the Julian calendar and celebration of the New Year occurred on the “wrong” day. Some have found what they believe is an early reference to April Fool’s Day in Chaucer’s “Nun’s Priest’s Tale” (c. 1390).
What we do know is that the day is now recognized primarily in Western Europe and the United States and that it is a day to be on the lookout for pranks and hoaxes, most of which are harmless. But in 1949, an April Fool’s Day hoax caused mass panic when a New Zealand radio station announced that a mile-wide swarm of wasps was heading toward Auckland. During World War 1, a French plane dropped what appeared to be a huge bomb into a German camp. When no explosion followed, the German soldiers emerged from taking cover and found a giant football with a tag reading “April fool!”
What is your favorite April Fool’s Day prank?
Photo: A 1796 handbill showing that April Fool’s Day was known in Connecticut by that date. Photo courtesy Library of Congress.
To read more about the history of April Fool’s Day: https://blogs.loc.gov/folklife/2016/03/april-fools/ and https://historycollection.com/20-of-the-best-april-fools-day-pranks-and-hoaxes-of-all-time/9/ 
#AprilFool #thisdayinhistory
On this day in history, March 31, 1889, the Eiffel Tower opened in Paris for the first time. 
To celebrate the 100th university of the French Revolution, the French government announced a competition. A monument was to be built on the Champ-de-Mars in central Paris. Hundreds of designers submitted their work, but Gustave Eiffel’s open-lattice wrought-iron tower design was selected as the winner. The construction of the Eiffel Tower was done in record time. It took 2 years, 2 months, and 5 days total to complete the massive 300-meter tower. The art community panned the design as an ugly monstrosity, but it was recognized as a “veritable technical feat” for its time.
The Eiffel Tower was opened to the public at the Exposition Universelle (the World’s Fair) in 1889. The tower was dedicated in Paris with the tower’s designer, Gustave Eiffel, and the French Prime Minister Pierre Tirard attending the ceremony.
Read more about this historic event here: https://www.toureiffel.paris/en/the-monument/history 
#ThisDayinHistory #History #FrenchHistory #EiffelTower
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