We love museums, and on every trip, we make sure to visit one or two to add some historical dimensions to our travels. Whether it’s a tiny one-room repository of local history or the dramatic sweep of a Guggenheim or Louvre, we encourage all of our readers to visit museums whenever they travel.
Loads of Heritage to Behold at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia By Brian Gage The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA is the place to go if you’re looking to learn all about how the United States government came to be through a variety of interesting and engaging activities designed for visitors of all ages. […]
The Computer History Museum in Mountain View CA, is committed to the preservation and presentation of the artifacts and stories of the Information Age.
A Sleepy West Texas Town? Or a lot More? By Susan McKee Surprises greeted me at every turn in Lubbock, Texas. I’d expected to find a sleepy West Texas town, perhaps with tumbleweed rolling down the streets — and found instead an historic icon of rock ‘n’ roll, a prairie dog village, an explanation of […]
By Taylor Owens Florence, Italy is home to several different attractions that draw the eyes of tourists everywhere. The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (the Duomo Florence), the Uffizi Gallery, and the Galleria dell’Accademia, for example. On one of the first days I spent in Italy, my group and I got up early to […]
Ultimate Dinosaurs, Being Human and Racing a Cheetah among the Summer’s highlights By Brian Gage If you’re looking to “amaze your brain” this summer, look no further than the internationally acclaimed Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas. A Michelin Green Guide Three-Star destination, the Perot Museum is the top cultural attraction in […]
Discover the history associated with some of the most influential sites in the Civil Rights Movement that revolutionized the entire social climate of the United States more than half a century ago. By Brian Gage The success of the Civil Rights movement in the United States was an incredible achievement that created a lasting impact […]
House Where Lee Harvey Oswald Spent Night Before JFK Assassination is Now Museum By Jackie Sheckler Finch Heading off to work, the 24-year-old tucked a brown-paper-wrapped cylindrical package into the back of his ride. Curtain rods for his Dallas apartment, he told the driver. Before he left the bedroom he shared with his wife Marina […]
Learn the history, taste the spice of Tabasco at new facilities on Avery Island By Jackie Sheckler Finch Back in the 1860s, Edmund McIlhenny was a prosperous Louisiana banker. He also was a food lover and an avid gardener. When he was given some pepper seeds from Mexico or North America, McIlhenny sowed the gift […]
Singing the blues at B.B. King hometown museum By Jackie Sheckler Finch A tractor mishap helped put the career of a renowned bluesman in high gear. If not for the 1946 accident, the world might never have heard of Riley King. Of course, we got to know him as B.B. King. “Because of that accident, […]