Montgomery Place named national historic site

Montgomery Place has been designated as a national historic site.

Parks Canada unveiled a plaque on Sunday to recognize the community, which was established 71 years ago to house veterans returning from the… 181 more words


Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site

As I alluded to in my previous post, Emily and I went on a little road trip over the weekend.  This was our primary destination, but it ended up playing second fiddle to the… 403 more words


The Museum of the American Revolution and other essential Philadelphia-area Revolutionary War historic sites

As a kid, it took me some time to realise that everyone in America didn’t grow up within minutes of important historical locations. I grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, so I would always say I was from “outside Philly” but whenever I need to give more specificity to people familiar with the area but who didn’t know my small town, I described it as “near Washington Crossing… as in Washington crossing the Delaware.” In addition to being just a few minutes’ drive from this historic location, the towns around mine are full of houses and buildings that date back to the colonial era, I used to work at a school that was owned by a doctor during the Revolutionary War (and is allegedly haunted by a Hessian soldier he operated on there), and, of course, the city of Philadelphia is only 40 minutes away. 853 more words


Moments in History: Harry S. Truman National Historic Site

Just across the river from Kansas is the town of Independence, Missouri.  After lunch, we headed to Independence for one final historical stop.  Originally this was going to be just a quick stop at the Visitor Center so the kids could get their Jr. 198 more words

Road Trip

Moments in History: Brown vs. Board of Education

When M was touring the Capitol dome, he learned that we were just a couple of blocks from Monroe Elementary School, the site of the segregation battle made famous by the Brown vs. 293 more words

Road Trip

Fort Langley National Historic Site

During our visit to Vancouver we took a day trip out to Fort Langley National Historic Site – an old trading post and the “Birthplace” of British Columbia. 29 more words


John A. Macdonald is my JAM

… Get it?? His initials …

I went to school in Kingston for five years and never went to Bellevue House. My sister has lived in Kingston for ten years and only went to Bellevue House for the first time as part of some escape room adventure. 362 more words