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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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Ben Franklin House – London – Part 1

By on Jan 16, 2016 in Historic Persons | 1 comment

There are many things to discover at the Ben Franklin house in London. First, many people may not realize that one of the Founding Fathers of the United States lived in London for a more than decade-and-a-half. And, he lived in a house where hundreds of human bones were found underneath the building. Yes, human bones, and you can see them for yourself.

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