Historical Travel

Museums, historical sites, historic figures

Christmas at the Whitehouse at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

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Yesterday, I took a walk through the holiday exhibit, “Christmas at the Whitehouse” while visiting the museum.  The exhibit will be on display until the New Year.  I enjoyed looking into the past at White House moments.  There is a very lovely gold-plated desk clock on display that was given to President Eisenhower by his […]

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Recovery, a tornado story

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On a recent hosted rip to Clarksville, Tennessee, I saw first hand what a community can do after a devastating tornado.  One look at the statue, “The Day After” a beautiful bronze statue of a man reading a paper, shows how this town rose from the wreckage of a tornado that whipped through their town […]

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Fort Defiance defies history

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There is always an interesting twist when it comes to history, but an ironic one surrounds Clarksville’s Fort Defiance. Built by 200 enslaved men with shovels and picks, this acre of earthworks would later serve as a place of shelter when the Union army occupied the city.  During my hosted visit to Clarksville, Tracy Jepson, […]

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The Smith-Trahern House, a Clarksville Legend

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There’s nothing I enjoy more than touring a historic home. While visiting Clarksville, Tennessee on a hosted trip, I had a chance to tour the Smith Trahern home and learn about those who lived in this home and how their lives impacted the Clarksville area. While the home is owned by the City, it is […]

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Beachaven Winery, tour, taste and enjoy!

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During my hosted travel to Clarksville, Tennessee, we stopped at the wonderful Beachaven Winery and I had the chance to meet the owner, Louisa Beach Cooke.  We took a tour of the winery and Louisa shared the family history that started this wonderful place!  “My father Judge William O. Beach was the Montgomery County Mayor,” […]

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