Tagged With "Museum of the American Indian"

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Behold the Beauty of Bryn Athyn's Glencairn Museum

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares a stop at a little visited but fascinating home turned museum in Pennsylvania.
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Dec. 24, 2018: Museum of the American Indian, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Smithsonian's Museum of the American Indian.
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Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

Travel Rob ·
TravelGumbo now draws your attention to Liverpool.  It was the EU's 2008 Capital of Culture winner. It's a fantastic city with some of the best free museums I've seen anywhere.  I've visited the city  twice and was fortunate enough to...
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Smithsonian highlights 500-year-old 'Great Inka Road'

PHeymont ·
  The Great Inka Road, an engineering marvel, 24,000 miles long and passing through 6 Latin American countries, is the focus of a new two-year exhibit that opened this week at the Smithsonian's Museum of the American Indian in Washington.  ...
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Mar. 15, 2016: Vicksburg Old Court House Museum

Marilyn Jones ·
In historic Vicksburg, an architecturally significant courthouse that also has an enduring role in history, serves as a local history museum.
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Baltimore Museums: The Walters and AVAM

Jonathan L ·
Baltimore has many excellent museums. Jonathan L takes us on a tour of two of them, The Walters Art Gallery and the American Museum of Visionary Art
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The Time is Now — The Smart Museum, Chicago, Illinois

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes a tour of the Smart Museum in Chicago
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June 13, 2019: Titanic Museum, Branson, Missouri

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger was pleasantly surprised by how much he enjoyed his visit to Branson's Titanic Museum.
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The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to a small art museum with a large collection in Norfolk VA
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The James Madison Museum, Virginia (Where Gumbo was #325)

George G. ·
Gumbo was visiting the James Madison Museum in the city of Orange, and exploring its broad and often unique exhibits.
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National Building Museum, Washington D.C. (Where Gumbo was #245)

George G. ·
Gumbo was visiting this fascinating museum in Washington D.C. George G shares great observations and photos of his visit.
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The Frick Museum and Gardens, Pittsburgh (Where Gumbo Was #257)

George G. ·
George G visits the lovely Frick House and Gardens in Pittsburgh, and shares the history of the home, its gardens and wonderful car collection!
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Colonial Williamsburg: Back to the Founding

Jonathan L ·
Join Jonathan L on a visit to the grand-daddy of all the living history museums and costumed interpreters.
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Re: Tampa Bay Automobile Museum: 3) cars from the USA and UK

DrFumblefinger ·
All good information to know, rbciao! I think cars and travel mix quite nicely and nothing better than having a reason to go somewhere. I do recommend the Tampa Bay Automobile collection, but it is mostly focused on cars of the 1930s and 1940s and is not just American, but global in its scope. The last piece in this series will feature the French car collection, likely the museum's best. The owner of the museum and car collection is originally from France.
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Re: New Orleans—Museum Highlights Young Voices of Resilience

Bluragger ·
Great piece! Yes, it is good to hear from our children about what they learned in the past decade living in New Orleans after the storm. So many were impacted, many were harmed and suffered PTSD. Great to hear kids speak about the positive outcomes from their Katrina experiences. I can't wait for the new LA Childrens Museum to open in its new and amazing facility in City Park, another NOLA gem. Ya'll come visit soon and often to experience a city like no other, New Orleans. It has not been...
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Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the fascinating Yukon Beringia Interpretative Center in Whitehorse. The museum presents life in the Yukon during the last great Ice Age.
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Small Museums of New York State

Jonathan L ·
While driving across New York following the Erie Canal, Jonathan L had the opportunity to stop at some of the smaller museums that are often missed by tourists.
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Gumbo's Day Out; The Tallahassee Auto Museum

Travel Rob ·
  Today, I'm going to review a real neat museum that holds one of my favorite cars, the Tucker 48  or, as advertised, the Tucker Torpedo.                          ...
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A Busy Weekend in Philadelphia

NonstopFromJFK ·
A few weekends ago, my fiancé, my best friend and I decided to go to Philly for an overnight trip. Our goal for the weekend was to see all the touristy parts of Philadelphia.   When we got to Philly from NYC, we headed straight for the L...
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Tampa Bay Automobile Museum: 3) cars from the USA and UK

DrFumblefinger ·
This is the third in a four part series highlighting my visit to the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum.   You can read about and see lots of great car photos by visiting the prior posts;  part 1 (Czech) by clicking here, and part 2 (German)...
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Art, Architecture, History and More in Fun Frederick, MD

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares some of the sights and activities she experienced on a fun weekend in Frederick, Maryland.
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Tampa Bay Automobile Museum: 2) the German cars

DrFumblefinger ·
This is the second in a 4 part series highlighting my visit to the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum.   You can read part 1, which discusses the history of the Museum and its great Czech car collection by clicking here. Today's post features the...
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National Automobile Museum, Turin, Italy (Where Gumbo was #327)

Professorabe ·
Gumbo was visiting the fascinating car collection on exhibit at MAUTO, Italy's National Automobile Museum, located in Turin.
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U.S. Customs House, Battery Park, NYC (Where Gumbo was #110)

JHeymont ·
Sometimes you make a plan to see something, but don't get there for a long time. And sometimes you have no plan at all, and just find something worth seeing. The latter happened to me a couple of weeks ago. I was left with time to kill in Lower...
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Over There! Poster perspectives of World War I

DrFumblefinger ·
  While visiting Boston recently I encountered intense late winter weather that made me focus most of my free time on indoor activities, rather than strolling through the interesting streets of this historic city.  I enjoyed these days and...
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Re: Rochester, NY: City of Re-Invention (Where Gumbo Was #140)

PHeymont ·
Another Rochester history note: Frederick Douglass, Abolitionist leader and former slave, made Rochester his home from 1843 to 1872, and is buried there. His newspaper, the North Star was published in Rochester starting in 1847. The statue of Frederick Douglass in the Highland Bowl was the first statue of an African-American in the U.S. There's more at RocWiki .
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

Former Member ·
In Europe, I have had good luck finding value accommodations at Booking.com and Europe-Stays. com. Those sites list hostels with their ratings and prices. A quick peek for June shows several promising choices for around $ 21 USD per bed per night. Unless you just want company, you might budget hotels pricing similar to the hostels. They often charge per person, not per room, which is a big help for the solo traveler. Tune Hotels will work for the London part of your trip, but they are not in...
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

Travel Rob ·
Thanks Red Rover. My last trip I was supposed to go to Edinburgh ,but went to Liverpool instead . I guess I remembered The Tune Hotel from the untaken trip .
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

Hank ·
Tnanks TravelRob! some great points here. I can see I'm going to enjoy Liverpool and especially want to explore that Beatles history. They're like part of the family. Rob, did you have any advice on hostels in Liverpool? Presume there's probably a lot but was wondering if you had a recommendation?
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

Travel Rob ·
Hank ,I'd check the Tune Hotel for rates. Maybe Garryrf can weigh in on cheap accomodations too.I didn't stay in any hostels while there.
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm ready for a visit. The Beatles history alone is worth the trip! Liverpool has a "reputation" as being a "dirty, industrial" city. I presume that was not the Liverpool you experienced, Rob?
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

PHeymont ·
In a way, most of the places in the world worth visiting have some history of being "dirty, industrial" places--that's where people cluster and societies are forged. The ancient cities of the Middle East and Greece, and Rome itself were like that! We recently visited the excavated Roman city under central Barcelona, and were surprised to see how much of the area in the center of the ancient city was given over to commercial laundry, large-scale dye works and industrial-scale wine-making. The...
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

DrFumblefinger ·
No offense intended, PHeymont. I was trying to make a point that the modern reality is very different than the "reputation".
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

PHeymont ·
No offense taken...your remark just started me on a train of thought that stopped at a new station!
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

GarryRF ·
Liverpool has never been a Dirty Industrial City. Shipping, sugar and timber have all been the source of employment. All that you would associate with the Industrial Revolution - Mills, Chimneys and the Cotton trade had no connection.
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

PHeymont ·
No, not thinking of mills and chimneys, necessarily--note my very pre-Industrial Revolution examples--but certainly industrial, and by the nature of sizable cities with people living in close quarters and with the side-products of their industry, an argument can be made for dirty. It's not a slam...it's just the condition of cities that are alive. Here's a quotation, by the way, from the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health: The industrial revolution in England had by the beginning...
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

Travel Rob ·
Not only is Liverpool a great city to visit,but it has so many great places for daytrips that make staying there an excellent base. And to me it seems prices are half the cost of London. One thing Garry might expand on in the thousands of European tourists that are coming there for the day or weekend ,thanks to the budget flights. It has a very international feel to it.
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

GarryRF ·
Here's a good quote Paul PORTRAIT OF AN UNHEALTHY CITY - NEW YORK INTHE 1800'S by David Rosner Columbia University When a horse died, its carcass would be left to rot until it had disintegrated enough for someone to pick up the pieces. Children would play with dead horses lying on the streets. In addition to lacking street cleaning, the city also had no sewage system and no flush toilets. Garbage--which included both human and animal waste--was basically thrown out windows and onto city...
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

PortMoresby ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont: According to JECH, there is an exhibit of reconstructed "back houses" at the Liverpool Museum of Liverpool Life. That must be a fascinating museum! And the author mentioned that while most of the back houses were town down in urban renewal, the few that remain have been turned into luxury housing! I visited a block of "back to backs" in Birmingham, the last left after thousands were demolished in the move to urban renewal in the city center. They've been...
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

PHeymont ·
Garry...I certainly did not mean to pick on Liverpool, or to pick it out of the very large crowd consisting of all large cities of the time. My point was that the reputation that Dr. F mentioned was not untrue--but was also nothing special about Liverpool. All the great and interesting places have been through that stage, and to some extent it will never end. While Prof. Rosner's description is a little simplified and sensationalized, it could serve as a prototype for writing about most...
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

DrFumblefinger ·
I like GarryRF's spunk. Listen, whatever it's history, I have to admit that I'm intrigued to go visit Liverpool. I think it's an interesting and worthwhile travel destination. And the first ice cold pint will be on me, GarryRF!
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

GarryRF ·
Now there's another word with mixed definitions ! In Britain you would say "I like GarryRF's spirit" You may want to check out what your version means in England ! Like when I attend a party in America and I get "Pissed" (Drunk) And someone says "Why - who upset you to make you pissed?"
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Re: Behold the Beauty of Bryn Athyn's Glencairn Museum

George G. ·
I've just added this impressive historical landmark to my must see list. Thanks Stephanie !
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Canadian Potato Museum

Travel Rob ·
Canadian Potato Museum
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Re: Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles

DrFumblefinger ·
A fabulous collection! I have to visit it next time I'm in L.A. I believe the batmobile is in there somewhere, right?
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Re: Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles

Travel Rob ·
It really is a fabulous connection and indeed the batmobile is there on the third floor. We were lucky enough to be there when they started it up to move it.
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Re: Paris flooding closes museums,

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm surprised the French haven't built a flood control channel to divert the waters of the Seine. Seems it would pay in the long run.
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Re: Paris flooding closes museums,

PHeymont ·
Actually, Paris has a flood control system, which has worked fairly effectively with the exception of two occasions: 1982, and now. Just after the catastrophic flood of 1910, and recognizing that winter flooding was a regular occurrence in the area, Paris built Les Grands Lacs (The Great Lakes) a series of reservoirs into which overflow is diverted. The canals around Paris also absorb some of the extra flow. There’s been discussion in recent years, after 1982, of other measures that could be...
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Like Gin? A New London Museum

PortMoresby ·
A new museum opened in London this week, at the Beefeater Distillery in Kennington. Tours complete with provided iPad guide and a G&T for your 12 entry fee. Londonist has the full story . Did you know? Beefeater Gin is made up of 9 botanicals - Juniper, Coriander Seed, Lemon Peel, Seville Orange Peel, Almond, Angelica Root, Angelica Seed, Liquorice and Orris Root.
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