Posts by Megan Cooper

Megan Cooper

Megan Cooper is a Contributing Writer for My Modern Met and a mid-century historian living in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has received a BSA in Public History from Appalachian State University in 2017 and is currently working towards finishing a Masters in Film and Media Studies through Arizona State University. She is extremely passionate about gender and women's studies and the democratization of cultural knowledge.
June 12, 2020

You Can Livestream the Summer Solstice From Stonehenge for the First Time Ever

One of the first landmarks of the ancient world to stump modern-day researchers is Stonehenge. This remarkable site full of mystery even has a slew of creation conspiracies involving aliens. Travelers from all over have surrounded and studied the unique stone structure since it was first discovered in the 17th century by John Aubrey, but it is most visited during a specific event—the summer solstice.

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June 6, 2020

The Incredible Story Behind FDR’s Unfinished Portrait and His Lifelong Fight With Polio

Former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (a distant cousin of President Theodore Roosevelt) was born into a wealthy New York family in 1882. Entering into the American political sphere in 1910, FDR (as the public would take to calling him) was soon elected President of the United States and would guide the American people through the Great Depression and World War II.

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May 30, 2020

Scotland Releases Colorful Currency That Honors Scottish Women and Wildlife

The Royal Bank of Scotland has started the new decade off right with its release of a series of banknotes deemed Fabric of Nature. With artwork featured across their fronts and backs, each bill highlights a significant Scottish woman and an indigenous species of Scottish wildlife. The series was led by the Scottish design company Nile, in partnership with O Street, Timorous Beasties, Graven, and Stuco.

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