Fort Robinson Hdqtrs One of the original Fort Robinson buildings is now a museum. Initially, in 1874, the site was an encampment during the Indian wars. The site became a fort in 1878 and continued to grow in size through WWII. Its storied history includes the surrender of Chief Crazy Horse, Walter Reed as the … Continue reading Taps
Ringling Museum - Sarasota, FL The Ringling Museum of Art (The Ringling), located in Sarasota, FL., was founded in 1927 by John and Mable Ringling. It is now the official State Art Museum of Florida. Also located on the 66 acre estate overlooking Sarasota Bay is the Ringling Brothers Circus Museum and the Ringling Ca' … Continue reading Ringling Museum of Art
Joslyn, 2nd floor looking east Beginning May 2nd, Omaha's popular Joslyn Museum will be closed for two years. A $100 MM expansion project is already underway. This photo was taken from the second floor, next to the giant Chihuly glass sculpture. Omaha's Central High School can be seen in the background. Thought for the Day: … Continue reading Closed!
Chateau de Saint-Germain-en-Laye Located in the Paris suburb of St. Germain, this little fixer-upper is formally called the Chateau de Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Louis VI built the first castle on this site in 1124. A chapel (not shown here) was added in 1238. Expanded several times over the centuries, Louis XIV was born here in 1638, but … Continue reading St. Germain
We went to Eldon, Iowa to see the original home that Grant Wood used as a background for his famous "American Gothic" painting. Don't let the run down appearance of Eldon scare you away, the American Gothic Museum is first class; i.e. modern, very well done with knowledgeable and dedicated staff. The Staff provides … Continue reading American Gothic Update
Without knowing any better, I would guess I was in a Lego museum. A shelf spanning two walls is covered, literally blanketed, with Lego creations of all shapes and sizes. You name it and you can you can make it with Legos. This is just the "active" collection; i.e. the ones that are currently being played with. Out … Continue reading Lego Museum
It's a busy time of year so you catch a nap whenever and wherever you can ... even at the Durham Western Heritage Museum ... on Saturday ... during Christmas choir programs. Thought for the Day: I usually take a two hour nap from one to four. … Continue reading Naptime