Mark your calendars!  A new “Visions of America” digital three-part video series is coming fall 2023. Episodes air September 27, October 25, and November 29 at 8pm ET. 

Visions of America – All Stories, All People, All Places, hosted by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Director Crosby Kemper, explores our great nation and uses its diverse collection of museums, libraries and historians both familiar and new to tell some of the lesser-known stories that have flown under the radar in our shared legacy of American Independents.

Over the course of 3 half-hour episodes in its first season, the program journeys to different historical sites throughout the nation for conversations that tell the engaging but sometimes hidden stories that resonate with where we are at as a nation today. And they may even give some insight and inspiration on how we got here.

But history doesn’t just exist in a museum. Each episode will also venture out into the cities these institutions call home to delve further into what makes each of these communities so important to our national identity, all with the help of local historians who know the stories of their community better than anyone.

  • September 27 at 8:00 pm8:30 pm EDT
    Visions of America Episode 01 - Feature Image

    The Freedom Tower (or Torre de la Libertad) in Miami has graced the city’s skyline for nearly a century, but it wasn’t until it played a crucial role in hosting Cuban refugees who fled their home country in the wake of the Cuban Revolution in 1959 that it became an important national landmark.

  • August 16 at 8:00 pm9:00 pm UTC-4

    Scholars Matthew Delmont, Ph.D. and Jeffrey Sammons, Ph.D. and Brigadier General Terry V. Williams join PBS Books and Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to exploring the role people of color played in the armed forces from the Revolutionary War, and the desegregation of the military.

  • July 19 at 8:00 pm9:00 pm UTC-4
    Visions of America | Allen, Levin & Kemper

      PBS Books, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), hosts the virtual program: “Visions of America: All Stories, All People, All Places” focusing on Our Founding Documents. Led by IMLS Director Crosby Kemper, scholars Danielle Allen, Ph.D. and Yuval Levin, Ph.D. engage in a conversation exploring America’s founding documents, [...]

  • June 21 at 8:00 pm9:00 pm UTC-4

    PBS Books partnering with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a federal government cultural grant-making agency, to produce “Visions of America: All Stories, All People, All Places," a digital-first series of videos and conversations that explores our nation with a renewed interest in the places, people, and stories that have contributed to [...]