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A September 11 Memorial Story: The Survivor Tree

by Cie McCullough Buschle

The National September 11 Memorial is not an easy place to visit. It is undoubtedly beautiful – well conceived with classic style; but even on a sunny summer’s day the waterfalls and reflecting pools mirror back more than the surrounding construction and newly planted trees. […]

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A Girl’s Guide to the Women’s Suffrage Movement: Visiting the Susan B. Anthony House

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

Along with my quest to introduce more positive female role models (sorry Cinderella) we’ve been reading fabulous children’s books about the leaders of the women’s suffrage movement, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.  I know at nearly 5, the Bean is too young to […]

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Chills at the Witch Dungeon Museum, Salem Massachusetts

by Cie McCullough Buschle

The Salem Witch Dungeon Museum offers “a unique educational experience with a chill or two” – and they deliver! Salem, Massachusetts is a fun city. Not too big, so walking is the best way to get around. There are interesting shops, quaint inns, great public […]

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Learning About Life in the 17th Century, The Witch House, Salem Massachusetts

by Cie McCullough Buschle

What’s the best way to teach your kids history? Start with what they find interesting! The home of Judge John Corwin is a perfect example of 17th Century architecture and one of the few remaining high-end homes from the architectural style known as First Period. […]

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Philadelphia’s US Mint Shows You The Money

by Gina Martin

On a recent road trip to Philadelphia with my family, I attended a behind-the-scenes sneak peek tour of the US Mint, the largest coin manufacturer in the world. The re-designed public tour, which is free, opens July 3, 2012. I was able to also go […]

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Finding Fun Among the Ruins: Fort Crown Point, NY

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Hills of grass rippling with the breeze surrounding a centuries old stone stronghold guarding an international waterway. England? Scotland? Wales? No. Not Ireland, not France, not Spain. Fort Crown Point in New York. Fort Crown Point, 14 miles north of Ticonderoga, has been a militarily […]

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Surprising History: Lake Champlain Bridge

by Cie McCullough Buschle

History is a funny thing. Start anywhere, anytime, and start researching. Sooner or later facts and people start popping up that you might have thought had nothing to do with the original subject, but yet there they are. And that’s when History really comes alive. […]

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Colonial Dutch History at Crailo Historic Site

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

The weekends of June 1-2 and 8-9 are part of  the Path Through History  events across New York State where hundreds of state historical parks and homes are open to the public with fun family friendly events. During the 2012 Heritage Weekend (now referred to as […]

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A Doll’s-Eye View of Albany Aboard the Aqua Ducks Trolley

by Sandra Foyt

Girls and their dolls. That’s a special relationship; even the most adventurous tomboys and independent teenagers are not immune. But to see the love of a doll multiplied a dozen times over; well, that’s a treat. On a somewhat soggy weekday evening, a group of […]

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Blarney, the Gift of the Stone

by Cie McCullough Buschle

High atop the Blarney Castle is one of Ireland’s most famous tourist attractions: The Blarney Stone. It’s easy to see, both from the battlements and from the ground. What’s not so easy is kissing it, yet even Winston Churchill bent over backwards to gain the […]

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