North Pole City

North Pole City (NPC) is a yearround family entertainment center located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The facility includes an indoor ice rink, a sledding hill, a Christmasthemed village, and a variety of other holidaythemed attractions. NPC is open to the public for individual visits, group rentals, and private events.

Bellerive Room – Aga Khan Museum

The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto is home to one of the most important collections of Islamic art in the world. The Bellerive Room is one of the museum‘s galleries and is devoted to the arts of the book. The collection includes some of the world’s oldest and most beautiful Islamic manuscripts, as well as early printed books and contemporary works of art. The Bellerive Room is a must-see for anyone interested in the history and culture of the Islamic world.

“Prix de West” 2021 National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

The2021 Prix de West at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is the museum‘s annual invitational art exhibition and sale featuring some of the nation‘s finest traditional and contemporary western art. The exhibition includes works of art from a variety of media, including oil, watercolor, wood, bronze, and metal sculptures. Prizes are awarded in several categories, including Western Art, Contemporary Art, TwoDimensional Works, ThreeDimensional Works, and Best of Show. The museum also offers educational lectures, seminars, demonstrations, and workshops on topics related to western art and culture. The2021 Prix de West embraces western culture and celebrates the talents of western artists by providing a platform for them to showcase their work for the world to appreciate.

“Prix de West” 2020 National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

The Prix de West is an annual exhibition and sale of artwork celebrating the American West. It is held at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Over the years, the Prix de West has become one of the premier events for artists who paint and sculpt the American West. This is a highly competitive show, with only a limited number of artists being invited to participate each year.

The 2020 Prix de West will be held from June 5-7. This year’s show will feature over 700 works of art by more than 200 artists. The artwork on display will include paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, all depicting the American West.

In addition to the exhibition and sale, the Prix de West will also include a number of educational events. These include panel discussions, demonstrations, and educational programs for children.

Springfield Museum: The Body Adorned – Artistry and Legacy of the Ancient Americas

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The Springfield Museum’s latest exhibition, “The Body Adorned – Artistry and Legacy of the Ancient Americas,” opened to the public on October 1st, 2019. The exhibit features a variety of pre-Columbian artifacts from Central and South America, spanning a time period of over 1,000 years.

The exhibition begins with a section on the Olmec civilization, which flourished in present-day Mexico from about 1200 BCE to 400 BCE. The Olmec were renowned for their carved stone sculptures, which depict both human and animal figures. Also on display are a number of ceramic vessels, including one in the shape of a human head, which was used in Olmec rituals.

The second section of the exhibit focuses on the Maya civilization, which flourished in present-day Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras from about 1000 BCE to 1500 CE. The Maya were skilled artisans, and their crafts include pottery, textile, and stonework. On display are a number of Maya artifacts, including a painted vase, a jade necklace, and a stone sculpture of a Great Jaguar Priest.

The third section of the exhibit explores the art of the Inca Empire, which was located in present-day Peru and Bolivia and flourished from about 1400 CE to 1533 CE. The Inca were expert goldsmiths and silversmiths, and their jewelry was both beautiful and symbolic. On display are a number of Inca artifacts, including a gold pendant, a silver ring, and a gold mask.

The fourth and final section of the exhibit features a variety of pre-Columbian artifacts from Central and South America, ranging in date from the Early Formative Period (c. 1500 BCE) to the Post-Classic Period (c. 1200 CE). These artifacts include ceramic vessels, stone sculptures, and gold and silver jewelry.

The Springfield Museum’s “The Body Adorned – Artistry and Legacy of the Ancient Americas” exhibition provides a fascinating glimpse into the art and culture of the Olmec, Maya, and Inca civilizations. This exhibit is a must-see for anyone interested in learning more about the rich history and legacy of the ancient Americas.

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum: Spiro and the Native American Art of the Mississippian World Exhibit

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The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City is home to the Spiro and the Native American Art of the Mississippian World Exhibit, which features art and artifacts from the Mississippian culture (8001600 CE). This exhibit includes pottery, carved stone, and shell art from the Spiro Mounds, a major Mississippian site in eastern Oklahoma. The Spiro people were skilled artists and craftspeople, and their work reflects the cosmology and beliefs of the Mississippian world. The exhibit also includes a recreation of a Spiro burial mound, which was used to bury the dead and house the spirits of the ancestors. The Spiro people believed that the afterlife was a continuation of life on earth and that the spirits of the dead could help the living through their dreams and visions. The exhibit is a fascinating glimpse into the culture and art of the Mississippian people, and the role that art played in their lives.

J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum

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The J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum located in Claremore, Oklahoma is home to a unique collection of over 12,000 firearms and thousands of nonfirearm artifacts from the Old West, John Rogers statuary, Toby mugs and Beer Steins, World War I posters and local Claremore and Rogers county history. It offers multimedia exhibits for a familyfriendly walk through history. 3D Scans Plus has captured this museum with detailed 3D scans along with fullcolor photos to immortalize the artifacts and create an experience to which people can relate and learn from.

Climbing 1 World Trade Center: Man on Spire

Climbing 1 World Trade Center: Man on Spire is a documentary film that chronicles the life and career of Ironworkers Local 40 member, SteveUPPERdeck, who was the first to conquer the summit of One World Trade Center. The film details Steve’s lifelong passion for climbing, as well as his battle with cancer. Despite doctors’ orders to stay home and rest, Steve returned to the Trade Center site to help with the cleanup efforts after the September 11th terrorist attacks. The film culminates with Steve’s successful ascent of the Freedom Tower’s spire, which he completed just days before he passed away from cancer. Steve’s story is one of courage, determination, and hope, and is an inspiration to all who watch it.

Sequoyah’s Cabin Museum

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Sequoyah’s Cabin is a log cabin and historic site off Oklahoma State Highway 101 near Akins, Oklahoma. It was the home between 1829 and 1844 of the Cherokee Indian Sequoyah, who in 1821 created a written language for the Cherokee Nation. Wikipedia

Sequoyah, a significant figure in American history, was monumental in the creation of the Cherokee language. Sequoyah’s Cabin Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1829 and has been maintained and furnished to appear as it did centuries ago. Experience what it was like when Sequoyah actually lived at this National Literary Landmark. Stroll the surrounding 10-acre park and take in the natural beauty of Sallisaw, Oklahoma.

Cherokee National Prison Museum

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The Cherokee National Jail or Cherokee National Penitentiary was built in 1874 as part of a governmental complex for the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. It served the Cherokee Nation until it was sold to Cherokee County, Oklahoma, which used it as a jail into the 1970s. Wikipedia

At the Cherokee National Prison Museum, you will learn the history of Cherokee law and order. Situated in the middle of historic Tahlequah, the prison was built in 1875 to hold the most hardened criminals in Indian Territory.

Today, it is home to a two-building interpretive site exploring the history of Cherokee crime and punishment, law enforcement, life at the National Prison, and an overview of famous outlaws and their activity in the area.

Walk the grounds of the museum where a blacksmith shop demonstrates the trades taught to incarcerated prisoners, while a reproduction gallows stands as a reminder of the ultimate punishment.

Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum

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The Cherokee National Supreme Court was built in 1844 and is Oklahoma’s oldest government building still standing today.

Exhibit areas tell the story of the Cherokee judicial system, with vintage photos and historical items bringing it all to life. Learn about the Cherokee written language and the evolution of Cherokee journalism. See one of the original printing presses of the Cherokee Advocate newspaper, along with authentic works from the Cherokee Phoenix, and more.

Museum Of The Western Prairie

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From geologic uplifts and ancient seas to irrigated farming and Altus Air Force Base, the Museum of the Western Prairie chronicles the history of southwest Oklahoma. Follow the story of the American Indians, frontier soldiers, cowboys, and homesteaders. Trace economic development from assurances that “rain will follow the plow,” to dust, drought, depression, and beyond.

The Museum of the Western Prairie tells the story of southwest Oklahoma from the distant past to the present. The story begins with the Wichita Mountains—the low, granite peaks that formed almost 300 million years ago. At first, the Wichitas towered above the landscape; later, they were islands in an ancient sea. Today the modest hills that remain serve as a connection between every era of southwest Oklahoma history.

In addition to the museum, visitors can see the Criswell half-dugout and a two-story limestone ranch house built by the Eddleman family in 1891.

In the Presence of Animals

Feel the presence of massive bison on the move from inside the herd, forage alongside a Grizzly, lift off amid a million-winged flutter of monarchs. Experience a dangerous world with some of the planet’s most at-risk species: an endangered jaguar, a rainforest sloth, and a mother olive ridley turtle laying the next precious generation on a lonely beach.

3-D SPACE Stereoscopic Museum

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3D SPACE is a nonprofit arts organization located in Los Angeles dedicated to the preservation of the history of stereoscopic imaging and the advancement of current and future 3D arts and sciences. It is a museum, gallery, theater, library, and classroom, where people can come and learn about the art and science of stereography and its digital applications, view 3D films, and check out 3D books, films, and other media. It was founded in 2014 by Eric Kurland, a professional stereoscopic photographer, and 3D enthusiast. 3D SPACE has the support of a Board of Directors and advisors and has incorporated and been granted 501(c)3 taxexempt status. However, to help ensure the museum‘s future, the founders are seeking donations from the public.

Emily Kalina Art Gallery

After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design in 2003 with a degree in Illustration Emily Kalina entered the gallery world in which she sold and exhibited her signature style of layered, textured, and patterned watercolors. 2009 marked a seismic shift for Emily from traditional media painting to creating artwork for commercial use. She combined her 14 years of experience painting watercolors into best selling scarves and a variety of products for Nine West Dress, Michael Kors, Barney’s New York, Nordstrom, Anthropologie, Elie Tahari, Nordstrom, Target and TJX to name a few.

I was classically trained with traditional media, ie: watercolor, oils, charcoal and pencil, but over the last 8 years or so I have transitioned from exclusively painting with watercolors to drawing and painting digitally.

I began drawing with a blunt stylus on an iPad mini 8 years ago for fun, experimenting with it as a new, portable medium. It was a useful tool for sketching elements I then incorporated into prints for product design.  I spent the first half of the last decade designing prints for scarves and a variety of other products for major companies. In that line of work, the volume of designs you need to produce on a regular basis can be overwhelming. More and more I saw the benefit of working on an iPad because although I started out as a purist, I could see the writing on the wall that selling through galleries and exhibiting artwork would go the way of the dinosaur.  If I wanted to keep painting and make a living, I was going to need to think outside the box. So gradually over the past 8 years, I painted more an more on the iPad.

Now all of my paintings are done on an iPad with an apple pencil. The mark making you see is me drawing/painting with an apple pencil that responds to pressure much like a brush or pencil would.

I use different apps but the one I use most is called ProCreate which allows me to design all of the brushes I use to the smallest specification. Because my first love is watercolor, I have designed brushes to mimic a cross between watercolor brushes and professional markers that allow for shading and layering called Copic markers.

Over the years the technology has evolved by leaps and bounds and I have adapted, learned along with it, and now feel lucky that I can make my living creating paintings this way.

Using her watercolors as a basis for her current paintings, she combines her sharp eye for trends with an innate sense of color and style to produce vibrant artwork that is appealing to a wide variety of clientele.With an appreciation for pop culture, Emily creates amazingly vibrant designs, patterns, and intricate visual stories that are both trendy contemporary and comfortably classic in a single image. Kalina’s work can be found on Amazon, Walmart, Better Homes and Gardens, Racheal Ray, Wayfair, Houzz, and Joss and Main among many others. Recently  she entered a  partnership with Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, NH to create artwork specific to the historic village, which can now be found on a number of products at the Museum’s gift shop. in addition to selling a number of products and prints featuring her original artwork, Emily creates custom artwork and promotional products for a variety of businesses and private clients.

 

Boston Common: George Washington Monument

Boston Common is a public park in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. It is the oldest park in the city, dating back to 1634. The park is 48 acres in size and includes a number of monuments and sculptures, including the George Washington Monument. The park is a popular gathering place for locals and tourists alike and is home to a number of annual events, including the Boston Tea Party reenactment.

Boeing CH-47D Chinook “My Old Lady”

The Boeing CH47D ChinookMy Old Lady is a twinrotor heavylift helicopter. It is a militarized version of the Boeing Vertol Model 107M civil helicopter. The Chinook was designed and first flown in 1962. It has a wide body and a large cargo hold and is capable of carrying up to 55 troops or 25,000 pounds (11,000 kg) of cargo. It is powered by two turboshaft engines and has a top speed of 170 knots (196 mph, 315 km/h). The Chinook is used by the United States military, as well as 27 other nations. It has seen action in a variety of conflicts, including the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and the War in Afghanistan.

Kittery Historical Museum

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The Kittery Historical Museum is a treasure trove of local history. It is chock-a-block full of Kittery’s rich past, including artifacts from its maritime and military heritage. Visit the Museum to see them for yourself!

Since it opened in 1977, the Museum has expanded its collections from days gone by. We focus on the history of Kittery and its naval heritage. (Note: The shipyard has a navy museum of its own.)

In 2002, the Museum was expanded to accommodate the Andrews-Mitchell garrison house. This was a fortified farmstead that offered protection from raids in turbulent Colonial days. Remnants of that building are now inside the Museum.

New exhibits for 2020

Lobster fishing in Kittery
Pepperrell Cove / Ski Club
Special art and exhibit gallery
Enhanced Digital Timeline

Affordable admission

Adults $7.
Children $3.
Families $15.
Group rates available.

Discounts for seniors, military,
AAA, and Kittery residents!

Members of our Society: free.

Maniniholo Dry Cave

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Legend states that Manini-holo, chief fisherman of the mythical Menehune people, dug this cave to find evil spirits who stole fish.

USS Croaker

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USS Croaker

SS-246 is on the National Register of Historic Places and represents the Navy’s “silent service”. One of 77 Gato class submarines constructed, she was part of the most lethal submarine class of WWII. Commissioned in 1944, she celebrated her 75th birthday in 2019. Conducting six war patrols in the pacific theater, she sank 11 Japanese vessels, four of which were capital or military vessels, and seven auxiliary or support vessels.

She is not in her original WWII Configuration, as after WWII she was converted to a “hunter-killer” submarine with added sonar, radar and quieting capabilities to combat the Russian threat during the Cold War. She was decommissioned in 1971 and brought to the Buffalo Naval Park in 1988. Head below to see what it was like to be part of the 80-man crew.

SS-246

Length: 311 feet
Beam: 27 feet
Draft: 17 feet
Displacement: 1,525 tons
Armament: Eight Mk-44 torpedo tubes
Complement: 81 Sailors

Museum of the Bible

The Museum of the Bible is a museum in Washington D.C. which documents the narrative, history and impact of the Bible. The museum opened on November 17, 2017. The museum has 1,150 items in its permanent collection and 2,000 items on loan from other institutions and collections.Wikipedia

Brooklyn Museum: Egypt

The Brooklyn Museum is an art museum located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. At 560,000 square feet, the museum is New York City’s third largest in physical size and holds an art collection with roughly 1.5 million works. Located near the Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Flatbush, and Park Slope neighborhoods of Brooklyn and founded in 1895, the Beaux-Arts building, designed by McKim, Mead and White, was planned to be the largest art museum in the world. The museum initially struggled to maintain its building and collection, only to be revitalized in the late 20th century, thanks to major renovations. Significant areas of the collection include antiquities, specifically their collection of Egyptian antiquities spanning over 3,000 years. European, African, Oceanic, and Japanese art make for notable antiquities collections as well. American art is heavily represented, starting at the Colonial period.(Wikipedia)

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis: Take Me To China

Take Me There:® China is one of the largest comprehensive exhibits on contemporary China ever produced in the U.S. The second in the museum’s series of in-depth Take Me There exhibits, Take Me There: China enables visitors to explore ancient traditions as well as modern-day activities through art, music, food, tea culture, and traditional Chinese medicine. Through changing live performances and demonstrations of martial arts, music, calligraphy, shadow puppetry, and more, families explore the similarities between cultures.

 

Take Me There: China is made possible by lead gifts from Lilly Endowment, Inc.Eli Lilly and Company FoundationThe Lilly FamilyMrs. Yvonne ShaheenSarah and John Lechleiter, the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, Jane and Steve MarmonSusan and Jim Naus, and Polly Hix. Additional support provided by Randy and Janet Belden, the China National Tourist Office, the Confucius Institute, and The Capital Group Companies.

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis: Dinosphere

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Now You’re in Their World

Thundering footsteps. Unusual plants. A brilliantly colored sky and changing weather. Where are you? You’ve been transported to the land of dinosaurs—over 65 million years ago. Be on the lookout! TyrannosaursTriceratopsMaiasauras, and more are roaming nearby.

  • Come face to face with full-size dinosaur skeletons.
  • Dig for dinosaur bones.
  • See one of the largest displays of juvenile dinosaur fossils in the world.
  • Touch an authentic T. rex bone.

This exhibit is located on the Lower Level and Level 1.

Children’s Museum of New Hampshire

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The Children’s Museum of NH offers two floors of unique, interactive exhibits for children ages 1-12 and their families. Explore world cultures, under-sea research, brain waves, dinosaurs, music, nature and much more. Expanded location in a waterfront park in Dover includes shop, snack area, outdoor playground and plenty of parking.

Scavenger Hunt:

Colonial National Historical Park: Yorktown Battlefield – Redoubt 9

Colonial National Historical Park is located in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia and is operated by the National Park Service of the United States government. The park protects and interprets several sites relating to the Colony of Virginia and the history of the United States more broadly, ranging from the site of the first landing of the English settlers who would settle at Jamestown, to the battlefields of Yorktown where the British Army was finally defeated in the American Revolutionary War. Over 3 million people visit the park each year.(Wikipedia)

Toledo Zoo: ProMedica Museum of Natural History – Nature in Hand Exhibit

The first floor of the museum begins with prehistoric Ohio, then becomes a walking tour of the various habitats found along Lake Erie following the Ice Age.

Exhibits:

  • Ohio: After the Ice – Walk back in history through wild Ohio to when American Lions, Mastodons and other giants roamed the land.
  • Tropics – Discover a two-story tropical oasis, complete with 30+ foot tall trees, bushes, orchids and much more.
  • Wetlands & Lakes – Take an interactive nature walk through the variety of ecosystems that surround the Great Lakes.
  • Oak Forest – See life from an ant’s perspective on the forest floor in this 24x larger than reality exhibit.
  • Rivers & Streams – Explore our local waterways as you flip rocks and happen upon live animals that live in our own backyard.
  • Native Prairies – Enjoy all the beneficial and beautiful native prairie plants and wildlife this living laboratory has to offer.

The second floor ties Ohio to species and habitats around the globe through venom and arthropods. This floor is also home to Nature in Hand, a hands-on library of bones, pelts and taxidermy along with The Mazza Gallery, featuring animal, zoo and nature-themed children’s book illustrations.

Exhibits:

  • Komodo Dragon – See the world’s largest and heaviest lizards and learn about their recently discovered potent venom!
  • Nature in Hand – Study a unique collection of fossils, pelts, bones and more interactive artifacts that bring science to life in this room generously supported by Dorothy MacKenzie Price.
  • Venomous Snakes – Venture into the world of venomous snakes from around the globe.
  • Hall of Venom – Explore how venom evolved as a defense mechanism and method to capture prey in many different animals and how its range of effects are experienced by victims.
  • Arthropods – Learn all about the largest group in the animal kingdom, invertebrates or animals lacking a backbone!
  • Mazza Gallery – Delve into nature, animal and Zoo-themed art from children’s books in this new mini museum. Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow, Beth Krommes, HMH Books for Young Readers, 2006

Toledo Zoo: ProMedica Museum of Natural History

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The first floor of the museum begins with prehistoric Ohio, then becomes a walking tour of the various habitats found along Lake Erie following the Ice Age.

Exhibits:

  • Ohio: After the Ice – Walk back in history through wild Ohio to when American Lions, Mastodons and other giants roamed the land.
  • Tropics – Discover a two-story tropical oasis, complete with 30+ foot tall trees, bushes, orchids and much more.
  • Wetlands & Lakes – Take an interactive nature walk through the variety of ecosystems that surround the Great Lakes.
  • Oak Forest – See life from an ant’s perspective on the forest floor in this 24x larger than reality exhibit.
  • Rivers & Streams – Explore our local waterways as you flip rocks and happen upon live animals that live in our own backyard.
  • Native Prairies – Enjoy all the beneficial and beautiful native prairie plants and wildlife this living laboratory has to offer.

The second floor ties Ohio to species and habitats around the globe through venom and arthropods. This floor is also home to Nature in Hand, a hands-on library of bones, pelts and taxidermy along with The Mazza Gallery, featuring animal, zoo and nature-themed children’s book illustrations.

Exhibits:

  • Komodo Dragon – See the world’s largest and heaviest lizards and learn about their recently discovered potent venom!
  • Nature in Hand – Study a unique collection of fossils, pelts, bones and more interactive artifacts that bring science to life in this room generously supported by Dorothy MacKenzie Price.
  • Venomous Snakes – Venture into the world of venomous snakes from around the globe.
  • Hall of Venom – Explore how venom evolved as a defense mechanism and method to capture prey in many different animals and how its range of effects are experienced by victims.
  • Arthropods – Learn all about the largest group in the animal kingdom, invertebrates or animals lacking a backbone!
  • Mazza Gallery – Delve into nature, animal and Zoo-themed art from children’s books in this new mini museum. Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow, Beth Krommes, HMH Books for Young Readers, 2006

Alan Klinkhoff Gallery

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The Alan Klinkhoff Gallery has been in business for over fifty years and is one of the leading commercial art galleries in Canada. The gallery represents a number of wellestablished Canadian and international artists, who create contemporary realist art in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, and photography. The Alan Klinkhoff Gallery seeks to promote the work of its artists by organizing exhibitions, providing support for art education and public outreach, and collaborating with other arts organizations. The gallery also provides a forum for critical dialogue about the role of realism in contemporary art. The Alan Klinkhoff Gallery is committed to providing a high level of service to its clients, whether they are purchasing art for their homes or businesses, or building their collections. The gallery staff is knowledgeable and experienced in art appraisal, art installation, and art transportation.

Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
The United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively, with the consent of the United Kingdom, as required by the Quebec Agreement. The two bombings killed between 129,000 and 226,000 people, most of whom were civilians, and remain the first and only uses of nuclear weapons in armed conflict.(Wikipedia)

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Chaco Culture National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park in the American Southwest hosting a concentration of pueblos. The park is located in northwestern New Mexico, between Albuquerque and Farmington, in a remote canyon cut by the Chaco Wash. (Wikipedia)

Santa Rosa de Lima

Santa Rosa de Lima was an early 18th-century Spanish settlement in the Rio Chama valley, near the present-day town of Abiquiu in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. By the 1730s Spanish settlers were moving into the Chama River valley, and by 1744 at least 20 families were living in the present-day Abiquiú area, where they founded the Plaza de Santa Rosa de Lima.Wikipedia

There are gallon jugs of water all around the monument with hearts and words on the jugs – “please water the roses if they are dry.”  A photo showing the jugs is in the highlight reel.  Travels this day took me by Ghost Ranch and the Echo Ampitheater in Carson National Forest.

New Mexico History Museum: A Mexican Mirror

Following the Mexican Revolution, artists came to see the ancient and folk art of Mexico in new light. Building on the foundation of their predecessors Jose Guadalupe Posada and Manuel Manilla, the new generation printmakers of the Taller de Gráfica Popular, or “People’s Graphic Workshop,” used their craft to promote the “progressive and democratic interests of the Mexican people, especially in the fight against fascist reaction.” The main products of their presses were posters, portfolios, fine prints, handbills and even children’s books – printed in woodcut, linoleum and lithography.

Pecos National Historical Park

Ruins of the lost church, also known as the Ortiz Church, you will explore the fascinating history of some of the earliest missionary efforts in Northern New Mexico. The church, which dates from 1617-1621, was first described and mapped by Adolph Bandelier in 1880.

Pecos National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park in San Miguel and Santa Fe Counties, New Mexico. The park, operated by the National Park Service, encompasses thousands of acres of landscape infused with historical elements from prehistoric archaeological ruins to 19th-century ranches, to a battlefield of the American Civil War. (Wikipedia)

New Mexico History Museum: Out of the Box – The Art of the Cigar

From the 1880s into the early 20th century, cigar manufacturers provided an avenue for the lithographic arts to flourish. Layering up to 10 colors in a stone-lithography process and even adding gold embellishments and stamped embossings, the images sold cigars through romantic landscapes, Western adventures, and hot-blooded señoritas.

Historian Loy Glenn Westfall recently donated a portion of his collection of lusciously printed cigar box labels (possibly the world’s largest collection) to the New Mexico History Museum. In Out of the Box: The Art of the Cigar, opening Oct. 7, 2016 (precise closing date to be determined), Palace Press Curator Thomas Leech shares primo examples to showcase the rich breadth of artwork created during the golden age of cigar box labels.

“Western imagery portrayed in this collection includes the brands Nue Mexico, Santa Fe, Flora Fina (Annie Oakley), Tom Mix and Chas. M Russell,” Leech said. “The themes run from Western Americana to printing technology, advertising, popular culture, and Cuban-American relations, past and present.”

The exhibit includes a 19th-century lithography press and an explanation of the lithographic process.

What’s inside the Washington Monument?

After being closed for 3 years, we show you never before view of the greatest tourist attraction in DC! Whether watching on your phone or in VR180, you can see this national treasure in an incredible way. Make sure to turn up the quality of your viewing experience to 5k, if you have a headset use that for VR viewing, or move your finger around on the screen to see all angles of this incredible monument to America’s First President. Huge thanks to the US Department of the Interior for giving us this incredible access before it reopens on September 19th 2019.

The Washington Monument is an obelisk on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate George Washington, once commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, in the American Revolutionary War and the first President of the United States. (Wikipedia)

Height555′
EstablishedJanuary 31, 1848
OpenedOctober 9, 1888
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Graffiti Alley Cambridge: Kobe Bryant

Richard B. “Rico” Modica Way is a public walkway in Central Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts., connecting City Parking Lot 5 to Massachusetts Avenue.

Partially covered by a colorful plastic “stained glass” canopy, Modica Way is an also an open-air, 24-hour art gallery. One side features a black and white photo collage of people and places around Central Square, installed by the city. The other has been set aside for use by graffiti and street artists, and is constantly updated with fantastic, colorful paintings both large and small.

A favorite stop for photographers with its ever-changing landscape, the walkway has shown work from nationally known artists Shepard Fairey and Enzo & Nio, and it’s not uncommon to find local artists at work when you visit.


Kobe Bean Bryant was an American professional basketball player. A shooting guard, Bryant entered the National Basketball Association directly from high school, and played his entire 20-season professional career in the league with the Los Angeles Lakers. Wikipedia Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna were killed in a helicopter crash January, 26, 2020 with 7 other people.

BornAugust 23, 1978, Philadelphia, PA
Career end2016
SpouseVanessa Laine Bryant (m. 2001–2020)

American Revolution

In the late 1760s, the American colonies were in a state of unrest. The colonists had been living under British rule for over a decade, and they were growing tired of it. They began to demand more autonomy, and when the British government refused to give it to them, they took up arms and revolted.

The American Revolution was a long and bloody conflict that lasted for over eight years. In the end, the colonists emerged victorious, and in 1783 they signed the Treaty of Paris, which recognized their independence.

The American Revolution was a watershed moment in world history. It proved that people could successfully overthrow an oppressive government, and it inspired other oppressed people to fight for their own freedoms. The principles of liberty and democracy that the American Revolution helped to establish are still relevant today, and the country that it created is now one of the most powerful in the world.

Auberge Place d’Armes

Auberge Place dArmes is a historic hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The hotel was founded in 1845 by James McGill, a Scottishborn Canadian businessman, and became one of the most prominent hotels in the city. The hotel has been host to many notable guests, including Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Phillip, Prince Charles, Prince William, and Kate Middleton. The hotel has also been the site of many important events, such as the Confederation Conference in 1864, which drafted the Canadian Constitution.

Gull Beach

The natural setting of Maria is one of the most popular photos in the Gaspé Peninsula which is distributed all over the world.

This oversized steel frame highlights the variety of surrounding landscapes. This spectacular work was produced by Yves Gonthier, painter and sculptor, in 1995.

Saint-Elzéar Cave

Information about La Grotte de Saint-Elzéar

Inside the cave, the temperature is always maintained at 4 ° C, whether summer or winter. It is more than 200 meters long and sinks up to 35 meters below the surface. The visit is made on a metal walkway that visitors do not leave and which gives them access to the spacious and easily accessible sections of the cave. The age of the cave is estimated to be over 230,000 years. The opening of the entrance well would coincide with the retreat of the last glacier about 10,000 years ago. As the entrance shaft is vertical, it has acted as a trap for the animals that have inhabited the region for the past ten millennia. We can therefore observe a wide variety of bones. Some of them belonged to extinct species from the region. The cave of Saint-Elzéar, one of the oldest in Quebec, has a wide variety of concretions. We discover calcite flows, stalactites, stalagmites, globulites, moon milk and gours. Our guides, keen on this natural heritage, will share with you the keen interest that drives them.

Bunker WN-62

Almost at the very eastern end of Omaha beach, just below the American Cemetery is Wn62 a German strong point. These strong points were located all along the Atlantic Wall as a first line of defense against an attack by the Allies. No two strong points were the same, each one being designed for the location and also with what equipment was available.
WN62 had as its major armament two 75 mm cannon housed in H669 casemates. These are bizarre as it would seem that the camouflage  is on the interior of the casemate and not the outside. One of the guns had been moved away from the site by D-day.
They were aimed along the beach to the west and had large concrete walls protruding to the seaward side at the front to protect then from an attack directly from the front.
Although the Germans manning the guns were billeted in the village a house nearby was used to feed the troops and allowed them to rest whilst on guard here.
There were two small bunkers used to house ammunition .
Two larger bunkers, served to house ammunition, and in times of bombardments
personnel, which the nearer D-day approached the more bombardments were received.
Various machine gun posts  were also installed and it is typical of the Atlantik Wall defenses that various calibre’s were thought to be in use here. There was also an anti tank gun and an 50 mm mortar mounted in a Tobruk. In common with most strong points there was a small fire control post or observation bunker to keep watch over the sea.
Before the casemates  were completed the cannons were mounted on concrete platforms.

Behringer-Crawford Museum

The BehringerCrawford Museum is a history museum located in Devou Park in Covington, Kentucky. The museum focuses on the history of Northern Kentucky and the Greater Cincinnati area. The museum is named for two prominent local families, the Behringers and the Crawfords.  The museum offers permanent displays on natural history, archeology, paleontology, mineralogy, rivers and steamboats, industry, folk art, politics, frontier home life, the Civil War, and slavery, as well as regularly changing special temporary exhibits. The museum also sponsors junior curator programs, freshART auctions, and a weekly summer concert series.

Chichén Itzá

Chichén Itzá is a complex of Mayan ruins on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. A massive step pyramid, known as El Castillo or Temple of Kukulcan, dominates the ancient city, which thrived from around 600 A.D. to the 1200s. Graphic stone carvings survive at structures like the ball court, Temple of the Warriors and the Wall of the Skulls. Nightly sound-and-light shows illuminate the buildings’ sophisticated geometry.

Pilgrim Howland House

The Jabez Howland House is the only existing house in Plymouth where Pilgrims actually spent time. The original 17th-century two-story timber-framed house consisted of the porch, hall and hall chamber.  Jabez Howland, John and Elizabeth’s son, lived here with his family until they sold the house in 1680.  It was a private residence until 1912 when it was purchased for a museum. The Howland House is a National Register of Historic Places site.

Bass Museum: Ugo Rondinone

The Ugo Rondinone exhibition at the Bass Museum is the artists first solo museum exhibition in the United States. His work is featured throughout the museums galleries, including the newly opened American galleries. The exhibition includes a variety of media, such as painting, sculpture, photography, video, and sound. Rondinone was born in 1964 in Brunnen, Switzerland, and currently lives and works in New York City and Rome. His work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally. Rondinone’s work is included in public collections such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; and Centre Pompidou, Paris, among others.

Bass Museum: Pascale Marthine Tayou

Born in Cameroon and based in Ghent, Belgium, Pascale Marthine Tayou brings his itinerant practice to Miami Beach for his exhibition, Beautiful, creating an organic and collaboratively formed presentation of work made in the last decade. Visitors will navigate between stacked Arabic pots, Colonnes Pascale (2012), and encounter Tayou’s colorful Fresque de Craies (2015), constructed of hundreds of chalk pieces arranged beneath West African colon tourist figures, gold foil, and plastic eggs. Tayou, whose practice spans media and subject matter, is an alchemist of sorts. His work fluidly transforms and recasts the viewer’s understanding of materials, objects, and narratives. Through the context of existing social, cultural and political structures, Tayou’s creations both mediate between cultures and question the frameworks in which they exist. Tayou’s work is deliberately mobile and heterogeneous, elusive of a pre-established schema.

Beautiful centers around an intervention with the museum’s permanent collection where Tayou presents his work alongside his own selection of objects from The Bass’ founding collection. The dialogue between contemporary artworks and objects from the past speaks to his overall practice and material considerations for incorporating objects encountered by chance or from his immediate surroundings into the installation. Further, Tayou’s concern for the decolonization of histories and territories aligns with the international and transient nature of Miami Beach and the impact tourism continues to have in shaping the city. Additionally, a newly commissioned, site-specific work by Tayou called Welcome Wall (2015), composed of animated LED signs that read “welcome” in over 70 languages, broadcasts a message of profound inclusion from the lobby of the museum.

Bandelier National Monument

Spend a few hours or an entire day hiking the many trails that wind through Bandelier National Monument and exploring ancient Native American cliff dwellings and petroglyphs.  Twenty minutes away is Los Alamos, home of Los Alamos National Laboratory and its Bradbury Science Museum, which tells the story of the Manhattan Project.

Auriesville Shrine

The Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs is located in the hamlet of Auriesville in Fultonville, NY. Once the 17th Century Mohawk Village of Ossernenon, it is now a Roman Catholic shrine dedicated to three Jesuit missionaries who were martyred here, and to St. Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk/Algonquin woman who was born here. (ourladyofmartyrsshrine.org)

New England Patriots vs Houston Texans: F-15 Flyover

Brady, Gronk open season with 27-20 win over Texans

Tom Brady threw for 277 yards and three touchdowns, hitting Rob Gronkowski for 123 yards and a score Sunday to lead the defending AFC champion New England Patriots to a 27-20 victory over the Houston Texans.

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTER HOU NE
TD
11:50
Rob Gronkowski 21 Yd pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)
3 plays, 19 yards, 1:08
0 7
FG
2:33
Ka’imi Fairbairn 42 Yd Field Goal
4 plays, -7 yards, 1:33
3 7
SECOND QUARTER HOU NE
TD
12:38
James White 12 Yd pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)
10 plays, 75 yards, 4:55
3 14
FG
9:01
Ka’imi Fairbairn 36 Yd Field Goal
9 plays, 44 yards, 3:37
6 14
TD
0:14
Phillip Dorsett 4 Yd pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)
8 plays, 78 yards, 1:14
6 21
THIRD QUARTER HOU NE
FG
6:02
Stephen Gostkowski 39 Yd Field Goal
10 plays, 63 yards, 3:50
6 24
TD
1:52
Alfred Blue 1 Yd Run (Ka’imi Fairbairn Kick)
10 plays, 68 yards, 4:10
13 24
FOURTH QUARTER HOU NE
FG
9:48
Stephen Gostkowski 35 Yd Field Goal
13 plays, 58 yards, 7:04
13 27
TD
2:08
Bruce Ellington 5 Yd pass from Deshaun Watson (Ka’imi Fairbairn Kick)
6 plays, 16 yards, 2:24
20 27

American Numismatic Association Money Museum

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The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to improving public understanding and appreciation of coins and paper money. They operate the ANA Money Museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which is one of the largest museums of its kind in the world. The museum‘s collection includes over 1 million items, spanning more than 2,500 years of history. The ANA also offers a variety of educational programs, including workshops, seminars, and publications.

American Jewish University – Re:Formation of the Jewish Body

The American Jewish University is set to open a new exhibition space, the Project Room, in which curators and artists will be invited to respond to AJUs art collection. The Project Room will launch withRE: Formation of the Jewish Body, curated by Los Angelesbased, Israeli art historian Sagi Refael. The exhibition explores the cultural perception and transformation of the Jewish male body via its emergence in pop culture and media, modernist and contemporary art, and ephemera and sports, from the early twentieth century to the present. The Project Room invites the public, for the first time, to interact with AJUs extensive collection, through projects that suggest crucial conversations relating to Jewish culture, questions of identity, and community formation. These creative opening points will serve as a platform for educational activities and public events. The community is invited to join a free opening event on February 18, 2018, at 3 pm. The annual students exhibition of the Sarah Soraya Nazarian Fine Arts Program, Imagine, will open simultaneously, the public is invited to attend both events.

“Collide” by Howie Day @ City Winery Boston

Howard Kern “Howie” Day is an American singer-songwriter. Beginning his career as a solo artist in the late 1990s, Day became known for his extensive touring and in-concert use of samplers and effects pedals in order to accompany himself. He self-financed and self-released his first album, Australia, in 2000. (Wikipedia)

Fenway Park – Boston Red Sox

Fenway Park is a baseball park located in Boston, Massachusetts near Kenmore Square. Since 1912, it has been the home for the Boston Red Sox, the city’s American League baseball team, and since 1953, its only Major League Baseball franchise. It is the oldest ballpark in MLB.Wikipedia

The Boston Red Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the American League East division. The Red Sox have won nine World Series championships, tied for the third-most of any MLB team, and they have played in 13. Wikipedia

New 7 Wonders of the World

New 7 Wonders of the World was a campaign started in 2000 to choose Wonders of the World from a selection of 200 existing monuments. The popularity poll was led by Canadian-Swiss Bernard Weber and organized by the New7Wonders Foundation based in Zurich, Switzerland, with winners announced on 7 July 2007 in Lisbon. Wikipedia

Amazon Fulfillment Center

Amazon was founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos and is now a multinational technology company based in Seattle, Washington. The company focuses on ecommerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. Amazon is considered one of the Big Four technology companies along with Google, Apple, and Facebook.

Costa Rican Jungle

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Chateau Bellevue – Austin Woman’s Club

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Chateau Bellevue is home of the Austin Woman’s Club. The members of the Austin Woman’s Club have cared for and preserved this historic building since 1929. Originally built as a private home, the building is now an events venue in downtown Austin, Texas.

 

Tiny Home That Runs on Dunkin

Written by: Drew MacFarlane, Weather.com

At a Glance

  • Dunkin’ Donuts has constructed a tiny home than runs entirely on a biofuel created using recycled coffee grounds.

  • The Home that Runs on Dunkin’ is a custom, fully-functional and transportable 275-square-foot tiny home.

  • The home includes a master bedroom, full-sized bathroom, kitchen, coffee nook and cedar porch.

Dunkin’ Donuts unveiled their multi-million dollar advertising tagline “America Runs on Dunkin'” more than 12 years ago, and now, that tagline can be applied to a house.

Cue the Home that Runs on Dunkin’, a custom, fully functional and transportable tiny house built to run entirely on a biofuel created out of recycled coffee grounds, the company announced in a press release.

By partnering with Blue Marble Biomaterials, a sustainable biochemical company, the companies were able to create the eco-friendly biofuel out of nearly 65,000 pounds of spent Dunkin’ Donuts coffee grounds.

The biofuel blend that powers the tiny home is made up of 80 percent coffee oil extracted from recycled grounds and 20 percent alcohol. For every 170 pounds of used coffee grounds, about one gallon of fuel is produced for use in a standard biofuel generator.

The tiny home itself was built in a partnership with New Frontier Tiny Homes, which constructed the home in just over three months. The 275-square-foot tiny home comes complete with a king-size bed, a full-size bathroom with a spa tub and washer/dryer, a two-person living room, kitchen, coffee nook and full cedar porch that drops down from a garage door along the side of the house.

Even the home’s exterior was designed to be aesthetically remnant of coffee, using dark stained cedar wood and Corten steel panels that have a similar, rusty texture to that of coffee grounds.

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Albany, New York is full of rich history. Constructed in 1852, the cathedral was originally commissioned by Irish Bishop John McCloskey in order to serve his flock of Catholics who fled Ireland from the Potato Famine. Today, the cathedral stands as the second-oldest cathedral in New York state.

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Boston Marathon – Bombing Attack

The Boston Marathon is an annual long distance running event hosted by several cities in greater Boston in eastern Massachusetts, United States. It is always held on Patriots’ Day, the third Monday of April. (Wikipedia)

During the annual Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, two homemade pressure cooker bombs detonated 12 seconds and 210 yards apart at 2:49 p.m., near the finish line of the race, killing three people and injuring several hundred others, including 16 who lost limbs. (Wikipedia)

 

World Trade Center – September 11

The original World Trade Center was a large complex of seven buildings in Lower Manhattan, New York City, United States. It featured the landmark Twin Towers, which opened on April 4, 1973 and were destroyed in 2001 during the September 11 attacks.

 

Titanic

RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.

 

Mill Girl

The Mill Girl by Antoinette Prien Schultze in Manchester New Hampshire. Like many towns on the Merrimack River in New England they experienced immense growth from the Industrial Revolution in particular the textile industry. The textile mills were one of the first to employ women on a massive scale. This statue represents those women who are largely forgotten as a key factor in Americas explosive growth.

Logan County Transportation Museum

The Logan County Transportation Museum addition opened in April 2014. The building was designed by architect Karen Beasley of Beasley Architecture and Design in Bellefontaine. It was designed in the spirit of the Big Four/New York Central Roundhouse railroad that stood in Bellefontaine from the late 1890s to the 1960s.

The building was made possible through a Transportation Enhancement Grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation. The ODOT grant paid 80% of the $3 million project. The Historical Society raised the rest of the money through donations from local businesses, industries and individuals. The complete list of donors can be seen in the entry of the Transportation

Museum, as well as a dedication board acknowledging many individuals who played a key role in the project.

The first floor bays are dedicated to numerous exhibits on Logan County’s important role in transportation.

The second floor houses the Logan County Genealogical Society and their library and the Logan County Historical Society’s Archives, as well as the AcuSport Meeting Room.

Pasadena Museum of History: Ernest Batchelder Exhibit

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The Pasadena Museum of History is featuring an exhibit, extended by popular demand through March 12, called “Batchelder: Tilemaker.”

Ernest A. Batchelder (1875-1957) was an Arts and Crafts tilemaker who lived in Pasadena’s Lower Arroyo Seco and made fountains, fireplaces and fixtures that can still be spotted in craftsman-style bungalows and at various sites throughout the Southern California area and beyond.

The exhibit celebrates the recent donation to the museum by Robert Winter, Ph.D., of a collection of Batchelder tile and archives. Since 1972, Winter has owned and lived in the house on what is now South Arroyo Boulevard where Batchelder built his first kiln, and where he lived during the years his design and tile business thrived.

Winter, a premier Batchelder expert, curated the exhibit, authored the accompanying book and figures prominently in the 15-minute documentary film that orients museum visitors to Batchelder’s life, importance and work.

Born and raised in the Nashua, New Hampshire area, Batchelder moved to Pasadena in 1901and became director of art at Throop Polytechnic Institute (the forerunner to what is today the California Institute of Technology).

But his spirit was restless, and through his travels to the Cotwolds town of Chipping-Camden, and his association with the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts and the Handicraft Guild in Minneapolis, he formed the resolve to give up his secure teaching position.

A hundred years ago, lovers of wood, clay and paint were chafing against the homogenized cheapness of factory-produced goods. Batchelder’s interest in the Arts and Crafts movement was inspired by the ideals of medievalism, with their guilds, mythical animals and tales of knighthood and chivalry. “The dignity of labor is of the mind and heart,” he observed, “not of the hand alone.”

In the early 1900s, Pasadena’s Arroyo — the area along the ravine that runs down from the San Gabriel Mountains through the western part of the city and south through town — was a thriving center for the movement.

Batchelder bought a piece of land there, envisioning a “productive workshop and school” in which “works would be executed in copper and silver, jewelry, enameling, leather and pottery.” In September 1909, he secured a permit to build a six-room, $2,600 frame bungalow. Noted Winter, “Batchelder’s design for his house used the dark-shingled, Swiss-chalet style we now call ‘craftsman’ to harmonize with its sylvan setting.”

In November 1910, Batchelder built a $300 shed in the backyard where he installed a single kiln. His tile-making business had begun.

At the beginning, he considered making even 12 six-inch tiles at a single process to be “quantity production.” By around 1912, however, the tiles — Byzantine birds, Viking ships, California missions — had become popular enough that the business moved to larger quarters to a site on Pasadena’s Broadway (now Arroyo Parkway).

As Winter observed, “Batchelder’s heart was in design — not in theory.”

“If you can appreciate and catch something of the grace and beauty of line in a simple wayside weed,” Batchelder wrote, “nature will yield you more in the way of suggestions for further work than if you sit down to the joyless task of torturing some gorgeous hothouse flower into conventional lines.”

In 1912, he married pianist Alice Coleman, whose legacy also lives on: the Coleman Chamber Music Association series that she started in 1904 continues to this day at Caltech. The Batchelders installed a keyboard in their beautifully tiled porch, where Alice performed her finger-strengthening exercises.

For those of us who thrill to rustic cedar shakes, dark unpainted wood beams, sleeping porches and the dreamy shade of live oaks, Batchelder’s tiles seem so beautifully evocative that you could almost eat them. Their muted, matte-finished colors — azure-dusted mauve, sea-green blue — were compared to those of a Persian rug “which do not admit of positively unharmonious combinations.”

The Batchelder-Wilson Company, as it came to be known, made fireplaces, fountains, bathrooms and fixtures that were affordable to those of modest means: “A fireplace is not a luxury; it is a necessity — because it adds to the joy and beauty of living,” Batchelder wrote.

One of its biggest assignments was the now long-gone Dutch Chocolate Shop in downtown Los Angeles, “a kind of German bierstube,” wrote Winter, “with arches and vaults, covered with tiles.” You can still admire his handiwork in the lobby of the historical landmark Fine Arts Building (1925) on West Seventh Street in downtown L.A., another of his finest installations.

The 1920s were its heyday. The Depression, sadly, effectively wiped the company out.

Walking the Lower Arroyo in the shade of today’s olive and sycamore trees, however, snowmelt murmuring down the flood channel after our recent rains, it’s easy to let the imagination wander back 100 years.

Up above, the lovingly tended home where Batchelder once lived shelters its own memories. Set into the metalwork of the redwood front door is a tile from one of his mentors, Henry Mercer, bearing the inscription, “Fluminis impetus letificat civitatem dei.”

The quote is from Psalm 46 and translates to: “There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the City of God.” (Courtesy of angelusnews.com)

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Museum of Parliament & National Heroes Gallery

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The Museum of Parliament and The National Heroes Gallery

The Museum of Parliament traces the development of democracy in Barbados since 1629 until present times and the role that the island’s people have played in this growth. This information is housed in the historic West Wing of Parliament which offers a combination of traditional exhibits, artistic impression and modern interactive museum experience.

Treasure the memories of your visit.  Unique memorabilia reflecting the themes of the gallery and museum are available in the Gift Shop at reception.  Discover the history that has laid the foundation for the Barbados that we are so proud of today.

 

The National Heroes Gallery 

How does a community develop its values about its heritage?  How does it decide what to value from its past? How does one decide what quantum of these values to pass on to our future generations?  In order to identify the qualities that express the finest elements in the national character of its people, and to provide role models for future generations, a nation needs heroes.  In 1998, Barbados chose ten National Heroes. These are people whose lives have demonstrated a commitment to democracy, faith and freedom, social justice and excellence.
National Heroes are styled by “The Right Excellent.”

The ten National Heroes are: 

• The Right Excellent Bussa (Born in Africa and killed during an 1816 slave uprising fighting for his freedom in Barbados.)

• The Right Excellent Sarah Ann Gill (1795–1866)

• The Right Excellent Samuel Jackman Prescod (1806–1871)

• The Right Excellent Dr. Charles Duncan O’Neal (1879–1936)

• The Right Excellent Clement Osbourne Payne (1904–1941)

• The Right Excellent Sir Grantley Herbert Adams (1898–1971)

• The Right Excellent Errol Walton Barrow (1920–1987)

• The Right Excellent Sir Hugh Worrell Springer (1913–1994)

• The Right Excellent Sir Frank Leslie Walcott (1916–1998)

• The Right Excellent Sir Garfield St. Auburn Sobers (1936– )

***Info provided by: The Barbados Parliament

Sand Dune Arch

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Visit a secluded rock arch surrounded by sand and nestled among sandstone rock fins. Sand Dune Arch is a popular destination in Arches National Park, which contains over 2,000 natural sandstone arches. These arches are created by erosion from water and weather, so the iconic features of the park are constantly changing. The Entrada Sandstone layer — the pink rock you see — is ideally suited to form arches because it is very porous, which allows water in to start the erosion that leads to an arch.

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St. Simons Lighthouse Museum

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Climb to the top of St. Simons Lighthouse, a maritime landmark on the southern tip of St. Simons Island, Georgia. Completed in 1872, the lighthouse stands 104 feet tall, and has a 129-step cast iron spiral staircase that leads to the lantern room. Soak in the 360° views of the Atlantic Ocean and St. Simons Sound from the glallery deck. The lighthouse is still in operation today, and helps guide ships into the nearby sound.

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Wire Pass Slot Canyon

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Wire Pass is the entrance to Buckskin Gulch, the longest and deepest slot canyon in Utah. Slot canyons are known for their narrow passageways — Wire Pass is less than three feet wide in some areas — flanked by towering walls. Utah has the largest concentration of slot canyons in the world due to the large amount of sandstone and the particular rain patterns of the area. These narrow passageways form when flash floods carve notches into soft stone. The water flows through the notch, the flow becoming faster and stronger as it is forced through a small opening. Repeated floods create the dramatic, swirling patterns you see on the walls of the canyon as it is carved deeper. As slot canyons collect drainage from miles around, they can be very dangerous places to hike even when no rain is visible at the canyon. Wire Pass Trailhead is located in Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, famous for its remote wilderness and striking geology.

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World War II Glider & Military Museum

The World War II Glider and Military Museum opened in July 2011, features one of only seven fully-restored CG-4A gliders in the world, as well as extensive military displays. During World War II, the Ford Motor Company’s plant in Kingsford built more Model CG-4A gliders for the United States Army than any other company in the nation at much less cost than other manufacturers. (Menominee Range Historical Foundation)

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City of Boston Archaeology Program: Shirley-Eustis House

The City of Boston Archaeology Program’s dig will be limited to 50 cm (20″) wide trenches in the areas that will be disturbed by future work. These trenches will allow us to document the presence, absence, and depth of any important features such as the kitchen or privy. We will NOT be excavating these fully if they are found, at least not yet. If found, we will spend the winter talking with the Shirley-Eustis House and the neighborhood to decide if and how much of the historic deposits should be dug before the work begins. If the decision is to excavate, we will come back in 2019 to do so.

The Shirley-Eustis House dig will begin October 1 and last 2-3 weeks. Follow along as we uncover new insights into Roxbury’s 18th and 19th-century history #DigROX #DigSEH #DigBOS (City of Boston Archaeology Program)

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Brown Canyon Ranch

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Brown Canyon Ranch, formerly known as the Barchas Ranch, is a historic ranch located in the foothills of the Huachuca Mountains, near Sierra Vista, Arizona.

The land Brown Canyon Ranch is on was first settled around 1880 by John Thomas Brown, who owned a hotel a few miles away in neighboring Ramsey Canyon. Following a succession of owners, the land eventually ended up in the hands of the brothers James and Tom Haverty. Between 1905 and 1907, James and his brother built what is today the most prominent building in the canyon, a modest three-room adobe home, now known as the Brown Canyon Ranch House. James and his wife Lessie homesteaded the ranch in 1912 and lived there until 1921, when it was sold to William and Margaret Carmichael.

The Carmichaels were major landowners in the Sierra Vista area and did not take up residence at the house. Instead, they rented it out to a local miner named Harvey James and later a Yaqui Indian named Chico Romero and his family. In 1946, the Carmichaels sold the ranch to Roy and Stella Rambo, who raised cattle on it until 1957, when it was again sold to Samuel and Cecile Barchas. The Barchas family did not live on the ranch, either, but they raised livestock on it all the way up until 1997. One year later it was deeded to the United States Forest Service in a land exchange.

Efforts to preserve and restore the historic ranch house, as well as its associated outbuildings, has been underway since 1998. In addition to the ranch house, there is also a one-room adobe storeroom adjacent to the house, a wooden corral and outhouse, the stone ruins of a barn, and a pair of man-made ponds, which are now used as a preserve for the endangered Chiricahua leopard frog. Further up the trail is a small graveyard known as the Brown Canyon Cemetery, followed by the ruins of an old house and the remains of the Pomono Mine. The ranch is open to hikers and picnickers, free of charge, for day use only.

(Wikipedia)

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Consolidated B-24J Liberator | Collings Foundation

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This plane is the world’s only fully restored and flying Consolidated B-24J Liberator. The restoration took over five years and 97,000+ hours and involved original crew members and builders. Today, she is painted as “Witchcraft” in honor of the veterans of the 8th Air Force, who flew in the European Theater during WWII. The plan visits over 120 cities nationwide each year, flying as part of the Wings of Freedom Tour with the Collings Foundation. More than 18,000 Consolidated B-24 Liberator planes were built, making it one of the most produced heavy bomber and multi-engine aircraft in history. During World War II, it served in every branch of the US Armed Forces and in every combat theater. Design improvements allowed the plane a long range, high speed, and heavy bomb load. The Collings Foundation organizes living history events to help Americans learn more about their heritage through direct participation.

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America’s Stonehenge

America’s Stonehenge is an archaeological site consisting of a number of large rocks and stone structures scattered around roughly 30 acres within the town of Salem, New Hampshire in the United States. It is open to the public for a fee as part of a recreational area which includes snowshoe trails and an alpaca farm. (Wikipedia)
Address105 Haverhill Rd, Salem, NH 03079

Thomas Boggs House

In 1866, former trader Thomas O. Boggs founded the agricultural community of Boggsville, the first such community in Bent County and one of the earliest in the state. Unoccupied since 1975, the Boggs’ family house, shown here, has been restored as part of the Boggsville Historic Site.

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Midland, Texas: Visitors Center

Midland is a city in western Texas. Part of the Permian Basin area, it’s an oil industry center. At the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, interactive exhibits detail the history of local oil exploration and include Boom Town, a replica 1930s oil town with a land office and general store. Dating from 1939, the George W. Bush Childhood Home has been restored to its 1950s state, when the 43rd president lived there. (Wikipedia)

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Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village: Bigelow House

Originally located near New and Smith Roads, this house was built between 1840 and 1857 by Henry Bigelow, one of Amherst’s early residents. The house was constructed in the “saltbox” style, named for the distinctive pitched roof that slopes from the two-story front to the single story in the back which resembled a wooden lidded box in which salt was once kept. While not common in this area, the saltbox style was prevalent in Bigelow’s New England birthplace. The interior is furnished to reflect the most probable use of the house at that time—the home of Bigelow’s farm manager.

You can visit the Bigelow House at the BNHV campus at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY 14228 or online at BNHV.org.

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Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village: Rubeck House

This small plank house c.1840 is a typical first small structure often built by the earliest residents of Western New York. Unlike most other homes of this type, Rubeck House was never enlarged. Originally located near Dann and Smith Roads on property owned by the Lapp family, the house was likely rented to a poor tenant farmer or farmhand.

You can visit the Rubeck House at the BNHV campus at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY 14228 or online at BNHV.org.

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Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village: Schmitt Log House

Originally located in what was known as the “French Settlement” c. 1843 area near Ellicott Creek Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard, this log house was constructed of hand-hewn logs. Built by the Schmitt family upon arriving in Amherst, NY, from Alsace-Lorraine. It was occupied by Henry Smith, his wife, his mother-in-law, six young children and possibly a farmhand. This home, with only two first floor rooms and an attic loft, is typical of the many log houses built in Amherst by German settlers.

You can visit the Schmitt Log House at the BNHV campus at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY 14228 or online at BNHV.org.

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Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village: Elliot House

Built in 1851 at the corner of Garrison Road and Park Drive in Williamsville, this house was occupied by George W. Elliott, a “ploughmaker,” his wife, two daughters, and son until 1855, when it was sold to satisfy Elliott’s creditors. The re-created kitchen wing contains a replica 1850 cooking stove used for cooking demonstrations. Note the Greek Revival doorway with leaded glass sidelights.

You can visit the Lavocat House at the BNHV campus at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY 14228 or online at BNHV.org.

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Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village: Lavocat House

The original section of this farmhouse c.1840, formerly located on New Road between Millersport Highway and Tonawanda Creek Road, was built with a technique known as nogging construction. With exterior walls comprised of layers of brick between wood framing, this technique provided strength and insulation. The home is used for weaving demonstrations during events.

You can visit the Lavocat House at the BNHV campus at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY 14228 or online at BNHV.org.

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