Navigation Menu

Star-Spangled Banner Flag House (Part 2)

By on Jul 30, 2012 in Baltimore Sites, Historic Persons, Mini-nerd trips | 0 comments

O! Say Can You See. In this post, we will see more from our tour of the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House in Baltimore. Flag maker Mary Pickersgill and a team of eight other women, including indentured servants, took just six weeks to sew the mammoth flag that survived the bombardment of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812, inspiring attorney Francis Scott Key to pen a poem that would become our national anthem.

Read More

Papa Bush’s Library (Part 2)

By on Jul 3, 2012 in Presidents | 0 comments

“For the first time ever at a presidential library, you can sit behind the most powerful desk in the world,” declares the brochure from the George Bush Library and Museum. By traveling to College Station, Texas, you can sit in the “Seat of Power” in an Oval Office replica!

At Papa Bush’s (as my mom calls him) museum, you can get a souvenir photo for just over $10, I think. Or you can pay a small fee ($5 the day we visited) to have your camera “commissioned” to the museum for personal photos. We were all over that!

Read More
Page 10 of 16« First...89101112...Last »