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Missouri – National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial

WWI Museum plane

When most people think of war memorials, they think of Washington, D.C., because that’s where most of the national war memorials are. But World War I is an exception. Its memorial is located in Kansas City, Missouri, and unlike the memorials in D.C., it is not part of the National Park System or federal government. The citizens of Kansas City raised over $2.5 million in just 10 days 1919 to build the memorial. The tower was completed in 1926 and the museum was added later. In 2004, Congress designated it the nation’s official WWI museum. Since 2014 marks 100 years […]

Kentucky – Old Bardstown Village and Museum Row

Water wheel - Old Bardstown Village

History buffs will want to make sure their trip to Bardstown, Kentucky, includes plenty of time to explore all the history contained in a collection of museums known as Museum Row. Your admission fee gives you entrance into all five venues and tickets are valid for two consecutive days so that you don’t have to rush through them. Unfortunately, I didn’t follow my own advice and we didn’t have enough time to go to all of them, but we enjoyed the two that we visited.

 

Old Bardstown Village

This village is a reproduction of a typical frontier village in […]

Michigan – River Raisin National Battlefield Park

River Raisin NBP Miniature 2

I’ll admit it. I didn’t know much about the War of 1812. I’m not sure if my teachers didn’t cover it, or if I wasn’t paying attention, or if I knew it back then and have since forgotten it. So when we had the opportunity to visit River Raisin, the only National Battlefield Park from the War of 1812, I knew that it would be as educational for me as it was for my kids.

As you can see from the picture, the Visitor Center is not very large and looks more like a house. They do make good […]