Historical Travel

Museums, historical sites, historic figures

A day on the Grand Prairie

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When I went to Stuttgart Arkansas, I thought I had seen the one and only Grand  Prairie Museum just to learn that there is a museum of the same name not far from where I live. The museum is close to the town of Mahomet, Illinois so when it was time for our once a […]

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Halloween orgins

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Halloween is a time of fall festivals, pumpkin patches, trick or treating and parties.  It is a time when I love to travel the back roads of the Midwest to see the changing of the fall foliage. While all of these things depict some of the ways we hit the road to celebrate this icon […]

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Atlanta, a stop along Route 66

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Enroute to a presentation in Bloomington last week, I was a bit early so I stopped in Atlanta, Illinois to revisit a few Route 66 icons.  It had been a few years and I was pleasantly surprised by all I saw!  The first thing on my agenda was the Paul Bunyon statue.  The statue stands […]

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The History and Mystery of Rutherford B. Hayes

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While in Ohio, this summer, Nancy Reynolds took Annie Jansen and I to tour the beautiful Rutherford B. Hayes home and his Presidential Library and Museum that is located right next door.  The home is quite lovely and since I knew very little about our 19th President everything was new. Rutherford B. Hayes was the […]

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Experiencing History at The Wolcott House Museum Complex

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When Annie Jansen and I played tourist at the beautiful Wolcott House that is just one of several buildings in the Museum Complex, I must say it was love at first sight.  The huge porch and white paint welcomed us right in along with the director, Amanda Vaughan.  It was late in the day and […]

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