The tulips are all gone now. Does Pella, Iowa have anything besides tulips? Look at all these photos and information. Then tell me what you think. The historical village is a good place to start. When the first Dutch settlers arrived, not much lumber was available to build. With winter fast approaching, the immigrants constructed … More Does Pella Have Anything Besides Tulips?
Last week I shared several national holidays for February. The February calendar has more things to celebrate this coming weekend. Friday, February 12 is President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday Why not celebrate his birthday at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois? You still have time to plan. It could be a great … More More February to Celebrate
The Third Annual Fort Scott Veterans Day Celebration will honor our American Heroes. November 11:11:00 a.m. Veterans Day CeremonyLuncheon directly after the ceremony @ VFW Post 1165 November 13:10:00 & 11:00 a.m.; 1:00 & 2:00 p.m. – Trolley Tours Free for Veterans November 14:3:00 p.m. – Veterans Parade, Downtown Fort Scott8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. … More Fort Scott Veterans Celebration
The famous Liberty Bell was originally called the “Old State House Bell.” When most people think of the Liberty Bell, they expect to see that iconic crack in it. Everyone wants a photo including the distinctive characteristic. It wouldn’t be the Liberty Bell without it. Most of us don’t realize that these bells were actually … More The Liberty Bell
Sometimes traveling light through life requires all of us to stay near home or even at home. If that is your situation, following our two ideas you can utilize this April: 1st Idea: Travel Via the Internet to WWI Museum & Memorial According to Matthew Naylor (WWI Museum/Memorial director), today’s news stories trace their origins … More Need to Stay Near Home?
Are you planning a trip to Naples, Italy this month? If not, consider a trip to Kansas City, Missouri. If you live in the continental USA, a plane ticket to Kansas City is much less than one to Italy. Union Station achieved another coup when it was chosen to be the opening venue for this … More Pompeii Exhibit
Välkommen to the tiny town of Lindsborg, Kansas, nicknamed, “Little Sweden.” Every few years, my husband and I enjoy staying at the Swedish Country Inn. We return because the inn holds charm for us, as does the town and its residents. We first stayed there about twenty years ago when the inn was newly decorated … More Little Sweden
Would you send your seven-year-old out on the streets to live? Or expect him to earn a living for your family? In 1852 the New York City Police Chief estimated 30,000 abandoned children roamed the streets—mainly children of immigrants. The city didn’t have the resources or infrastructure to deal with the growing problem. Little work … More Orphan Train
Did you know German soldiers made it to Kansas during World War II? Actually, they were transported to prisoner of war camps throughout the United States, not just Kansas. In fact, almost every state had at least one camp. Reports of the exact number vary. In the 1950s the National Archives threw away many POW … More Enemy Soldiers in America