Civil War history

Learn about the courtship on the Abe & Mary: Quite Contrary Walking Tour

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While you may know a lot about Abraham Lincoln, Jenifer Brownell, site interpreter for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum (ALPM) said that Mary is more mysterious.  “Mary is a bit obscure,” Jenifer said at the beginning of the Abe & Mary: Quite Contrary Walking Tour. This tour officially starts Tuesday June 6, 2017 and will […]

Civil War History in Kinston

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The Civil War took its toll on the town of Kinston, North Carolina.  Jan Parson of the Kinston Chamber of Commerce shared information on the hosted tour I was part of.  Jan explained that the state of North Carolina was really on the fence when it came to the War.  “We didn’t want to be in the war.  […]

Finding history at the HistoryCenter in Fort Wayne

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When traveling, I love to step back in time and learn about the history of the city I am in.  On a hosted trip to Fort Wayne this past April, my mom, Lori Disque and I stopped at the beautiful History Center to learn more about this lovely city.  The History Center is housed in […]

Dr. James Ford Historic Home

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Sometimes there is no question that an event is a God thing.  Mom (Lora Disque) and I were traveling in Wabash, Indiana. We had stayed overnight at the lovely Herrold On Hill Bed and Breakfast, and went downtown to tour whatever historic sites we could see before noon.  At Herrold on Hill, our hosts had […]

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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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