Tag Archives: historic site

Immigrants come to Wisconsin

How often do you get to see a Norwegian or Finnish farm? In America? Or see nine newborn piglets, or taste horehound candy, or ride an 1880s tricycle… On a recent trip to Milwaukee to visit a friend, we headed … Continue reading

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Charles Lindbergh of Little Falls, Minnesota

Charles Lindbergh has loomed large in my life for fifteen years now. I somehow keep working at museums that tell his story and either display his plane the Spirit of St. Louis or a replica of it. So when in the vicinity of … Continue reading

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A new Civil War gem in Washington D.C.

I finally managed to visit a new historic site in Washington D.C, one I’ve walked by hundreds of times. It only became “official” in July 2015 when it opened to the public. But the narrow brick rowhouse has been standing … Continue reading

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Gunpowder along the Brandywine

I recently taught a workshop at Hagley, site of the original gunpowder business of the great French immigrant family, the du Ponts. I brought with me childhood memories from school trips to the site many years ago and wondered what my adult … Continue reading

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Linnea Grim: My favorite history site

Linnea Grim is the Hunter J. Smith Director of Education and Visitor Programs at Thomas Jefferson’s home Monticello, in Charlottesville, Virginia. If you had to choose one or two favorite historic sites, which ones are they and what about them … Continue reading

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Max van Balgooy: My favorite history site

Max A. van Balgooy is president of Engaging Places, LLC, a design and strategy firm that connects people with historic places. Much of his work focuses on the value of objects, buildings, and landscapes in interpretation at such museums as … Continue reading

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Patricia Brooks – My favorite history site

Patricia Brooks is a historian working in Washington, D.C. If you had to choose one or two favorite historic sites, which ones are they and what about them interested you? The Levi Coffin House in Fountain City, Indiana hands down was … Continue reading

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Carolyn Gilman: My favorite history site

Our Favorite Sites is an occasional new feature of Historyplaces where I ask public historians to talk about their favorite history sites and share some of the challenges they face presenting history to visitors. Carolyn Gilman is Senior Exhibit Developer … Continue reading

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Bob Sutton: My favorite history site

Welcome to an occasional new feature of Historyplaces called Our Favorite Sites where I ask public historians to talk about their favorite history sites and share some of the challenges they face presenting history to visitors. Bob Sutton is Chief Historian … Continue reading

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