Category Archives: Museums

Jimmy Carter NHS, Plains, GA

January 6, 2022 Most National Park sites represent “old” history, i.e., events that happened before I was born. The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site is different. I was old enough to vote in the presidential election that pitted Jimmy Carter … Continue reading

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Andersonville NHS, Andersonville, GA

December 31, 2021 The day we visited was cloudy and dozens of vultures circled above us. While that felt eerie it also seemed fitting. The Andersonville National Historic Site encompasses a portion of the notorious Civil War Andersonville prison camp. … Continue reading

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National Prisoner of War Museum, Andersonville, GA

December 31, 2021 Every war-related museum – from the Revolutionary War to Iraq and Afghanistan – that I have visited celebrates our armed forces strength, power, bravery, and perseverance. Except this one. The National Prisoner of War Museum, part of … Continue reading

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Kennesaw Mountain NBP

December 14, 2021 I really liked this visitor center’s museum and gift shop/bookstore. Unfortunately, the theater was closed so, no film. I drooled over and could have spent a lot of money on books but…I already owned about half of … Continue reading

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South Carolina State Museum

December 4-5, 2021 What we thought would be a one day event, turned into two very full days. And we still had to hurry. I took hundreds of pictures to capture as many of the exhibits as I could. Sadly, … Continue reading

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Guildford Courthouse NMP, North Carolina

November, 26, 2021 There are several ways to enjoy this park. One is to attend a ranger-led walking tour. Another is to take the driving tour or to walk the trails along which the fighting occurred. Finally, you can spend … Continue reading

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Colonial Fredericksburg, VA

November 21-22, 2021 I lived in Fredericksburg, VA from 1974 until 1978. But at that time, as a newly minted enginerd, I wasn’t too interested in its history. Forty-three years later, I spent a week exploring the town and the … Continue reading

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Civil War Fredericksburg, VA

November 17-20, 2021 Fredericksburg, VA linked the Union’s capital, Washington, DC, to the Confederate’s capital, Richmond, VA. During the Civil War that made Fredericksburg a target. Four major battles were fought in and around this town between 1862 and 1864. … Continue reading

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Amana Colonies, IA

October 14-16 2021 We spent several very busy days exploring the Amana Colonies which are comprised of seven separate, but closely related villages: Amana, East Amana, Middle Amana, High Amana, West Amana, South Amana, and Homestead. The colonies were one … Continue reading

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Palo Alto National Battlefield Park, Brownsville, TX

January 30, 2020 In less than 100 years (1754 to 1846) large swaths of North America changed hands. Great Britain, France, Spain, the United States, the Republic of Texas, Mexico, and even Russia claimed, negotiated treaties for, and fought wars … Continue reading

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