A couple weekends ago Geoff and I headed to the San Francisco area for stop one of our multi-city/state tour! We had a ton of fun and sights to see packed into 8 days of vacation and I was so excited to get started! 617 more words
We were back on the road and headed west on 190 to the exit of Death Valley and into the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. It is a beautiful drive, but for us “flatlanders” it was a little nerve-wracking! 517 more words
In the small town where I live there is a National Historic Site. One of the oldest museums in Canada, the Sharon Temple is an architectural masterpiece and has a very interesting history. 347 more words
Fig. 1. Katherine wearing a costume similar to what the servants of the McQuestern family would have worn.
Fig. 2. The wallpaper in this room is a replica. The original wallpaper, which contained real gold sheets, were damaged by looters.
Fig. 3. The McQuesten family tree. By the third generation, none of the siblings married or had children. In 1959, the three oldest siblings agreed to give the house to the city of Hamilton once they all pass. Calvin McQuesten died last in 1968.
Fig. 4. An exhibit showcasing the lives of the McQuestens. Displays are changed every few months.
Fig. 5. A working radio found in the servant’s sitting space playing age-old music. Part of the extension of the house.
This is Springwood, the former home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Hyde Park, New York. FDR once famously said “all that is within me cries out to go back to my home on the Hudson River”. This is that home.