Arts & Culture

Magical CA'D'ZAN John Ringling's Sarasota Home

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While in Florida this past February, I motored over to Sarasota with Jane and Beth Elliott to tour the mansion that once belonging to John Ringling of the famous Ringling Brothers.  Jane and I had visited Al Ringling’s home in Baraboo, Wisconsin and after seeing pictures of beautiful CA’D’ZAN, ever since, I have wanted to […]

A Tip of the hat to the: Degas, Impressionism and the Paris Millinery Trade at the St. Louis Art Museum

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As soon as I heard about the Degas, Impressionism and the Paris Millinery Trade exhibit at the St. Louis Art Museum I had to go.  Every six weeks or so, my friend Annie Jansen and I head out on a cultural adventure somewhere in the Midwest within driving directions and I must say lately the […]

Spring, a Poem

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Tied up hair, Bare legs Sandals and painted toes. Dresses, swirling around the knees and the sound of the bullfrog calling from the creek Twilight fades Soft warm breezes A camp fire in our tire hub The call of children The meow of our cat Twining between our legs Catching us off balance Spring The […]

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Cubs VS Cardinals: The Rivalry a new exhibit heating up baseball fervor at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

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With the Cubs World Series win in 2016, anyone in Illinois knows all about the rivalry between the Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals.  What they may not know though is that there is a new exhibit dedicated to this rivalry at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM). The new display is giving […]

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The Truth About Sojourner Truth- Lessons from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

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Yesterday, I was at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library to preview the Cubs VS Cardinals, The Rivalry, a new exhibit. While there, I met an amazing woman, Patricia Jane Davis who was in character as Sojourner Truth. Davis portrays the part of Truth with great clarity and is a historian on the subject of this […]

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