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President Garfield and a Stranger’s Funeral

By on Jan 14, 2017 in Presidents | 0 comments

So what’s the strangest thing that’s ever happened on Nerd Trip? My mom and I attended the funeral for a woman we never met.
It happened during a visit to the President Garfield Memorial at Cleveland’s Lakeview Cemetery. In this post, we’ll take a trip to see the memorial for our 20th president and share the story of our unintentional funeral attendance.

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Florence Nightingale Museum – part 1

By on May 12, 2016 in Historic Persons | 0 comments

Florence Nightingale is credited as the founder of modern nursing, an innovative and head strong woman, ahead of her time in the use of the media and public relations to advance her cause and, in the process, she changed health care around the world. The museum describes Nightingale as the most influential Victorian woman after Queen Victoria herself! Find out what we discovered at the Florence Nightingale Museum.

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Handel and Hendrix

By on May 1, 2016 in Historic Persons, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Composer George Fredric Handel (1685-1759) created one of the most famous choral works ever – the Messiah, with its well known “Hallelujah Chorus.” But a trip to the Handel House in London revealed an interesting connection to a famous 20th century musician. It’s a connection that appears to have grown stronger since our 2013 visit.

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