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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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Theodore (not Teddy?) Roosevelt Birthplace

By on Mar 17, 2015 in Presidents | 0 comments

He’s the only president born in New York City, yet millions of New Yorkers have probably never visited Theodore Roosevelt’s birthplace on E. 2oth Street, just off Broadway. The Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace sits in the heart of the city, but it’s actually part of the National Park System. A tour of the large brownstone offers insights into the life of our 26th president as well as the history of New York City.

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Sherlock Holmes Museum (part 3)

By on Feb 9, 2014 in Historic Persons | 0 comments

This weekend, fans of the BBC/PBS series Sherlock eagerly await Season 3′s final episode, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the famous consulting detective. Although I haven’t seen the show (despite the impassioned urging of several friends), I have seen something rather personal of Mr. Holmes…

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Sherlock Holmes museum (part 2)

By on Jan 29, 2014 in Historic Persons | 2 comments

When you enter 221B Baker Street, London, you won’t need to do much detective work to figure out that you are in the real-life version of the imaginary home of Sherlock Holmes–just look at the hats and coats hanging by the door. Actually, you’re entering the first floor of the popular Sherlock Holmes museum, which you indeed will find at 221 Baker...

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A Christmas Story House (not so nerdy trip)

By on Dec 21, 2013 in Not So Nerdy Trips | 2 comments

This is the story of the “A Christmas Story” house, a trip we have to call “not so nerdy” because this movie is such a part of pop culture. An enterprising fan bought the house in Cleveland where the movie was made, and now thousands of people pay to visit it each year, including my friend Nancy and me in the fall of 2010.

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