(NARA ID: 7788303) Since the first European settlers arrived, Americans have enjoyed a drink. At times, many of us have enjoyed a lot of drinks. But other Americans, fearing the harm alcohol could do to society and to individuals, have tried to limit or even stop our drinking defining when and where we could consume alcohol.
Close the Saloons!
(NARA ID: 16647175)These two, different views of alcoholic beverages run throughout American history. Sometimes they have existed in relative peace; at other times they have been at war. “Spirited Republic: Alcohol in American History” uses National Archives documents and artifacts to show how government programs and policies changed over time and to illustrate the wide variety of views Americans hold about alcohol. The stories they tell echo today’s debates on regulation of drinking and the legalization of drugs.
“New Beginnings: Immigrant Women and the American Experience”
Join a live #ArtTalk with the National Women’s History Museum about History from the Women’s Perspective!
History is full of exciting stories about interesting people who achieved amazing things. All too often, however, the popular narrative has not included women. Using National Women’s History Museum’s newest exhibit on the Google Cultural Institute “New Beginnings: Immigrant Women and the American Experience”, we’ll discuss how to incorporate women’s perspectives into historical stories.
Browse through the online exhibit and submit questions prior to the event!
On Thursday, September 20, 2012 the US Internal Revenue Service Exempt Organizations Office will host a free webinar for anyone interested in starting or effectively operating a charity for disaster relief.
The webinar is a rebroadcast that will explain the basic requirements for starting a tax-exempt charity as well as how new and existing organizations can properly provide disaster relief under federal tax rules.
Failure to organize or operate a charitable organization could result in the revocation of tax-exempt status with the IRS.
According to the IRS, the webinar will cover topics such as:
The kinds of help organizations can provide
Operational an recordkeeping requirements, including fundraising and working with volunteers
Rules for recipients of disaster relief
The deductibility of charitable contributions made to organizations.
IRS Exempt Organizations Office is coordinating the webinar. Presenters include Manager and Tax Attorney Steven Grodnitzky, and Emily Mangrum, Tax Law Specialist.
Registration for the free webcast is available on the IRS website.
Webinar participation counts toward continuing education credits for enrolled agents and registered tax return preparers (PTIN required).