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 […]
There’s something that fascinates me about the age of rail travel. Yes, I know, you can still travel by train today, but it just doesn’t look the same. I would love to go back in time to take a train trip, but until someone invents a time machine, museums will have to suffice. The Historic Railpark & Train Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is housed in a former railroad station that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum includes indoor exhibits as well as a guided tour of the interior of several railroad cars. Train enthusiasts […]
We had the opportunity to visit Northern Indiana’s Amish Country last summer for a couple days. Our first stop was Amish Acres Historic Farm & Heritage Resort, an historic Old Order Amish Farm that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As a member of the media, I was given complimentary admission so that we could do the research for this article. There is much to do at Amish Acres and the PastPort is a combination ticket that allows you do see most of it. It includes a House & Farm Tour, Wagon Tour, Documentary Films, Horse & […]
Kids today might take for granted the relative ease at which we can travel. They haven’t known a world without interstate highways, rest stops, fast food drive thru windows, airports, jets, and rolling luggage. A visit to Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm in Olathe, Kansas puts into perspective how much travel has changed since the 19th century. The Mahaffie Farm was one of the stagecoach stops along the Santa Fe Trail. In fact, it is the last remaining stop on that route still open to the public and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Here it is: the last post about the photos in my header. This is Fort Adams State Park in the state of Rhode Island. It’s been several years since we’ve been there, but this summer will be an even better time to visit than when we were there. Fort Adams is currently undergoing a $2 million restoration project.
Located in Newport, Rhode Island, Fort Adams sits at the entrance to Newport Harbor and has a gorgeous view of Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor. The original Fort Adams was built in 1799 and was much smaller. After the War […]
Historic lighthouses can be found on both coasts, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Great Lakes. Today I’m featuring the Wind Point Lighthouse near Racine, Wisconsin. My husband grew up about a mile from this lighthouse, so we visited the lighthouse during one of our trips to Grandma’s house.
The Wind Point Lighthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places, for good reason. It became operational in 1880, making it one of the oldest active lighthouses on the Great Lakes. It stands at 108 ft., so […]