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Cabinets of Curiosities at the Old State House

Back in the old days, before the idea of museums being educational centers became commonplace, most museums were more like some rich person’s trinkets collected during vacations packed into glass cases so people could see them. 893 more words


Little Rock Look Back: Gov. Baxter returns after end of Brooks-Baxter War

On the morning of May 19, 1874, Joseph Brooks cleaned out his belongings from the gubernatorial office in the 1842 Arkansas State Capitol (now the Old State House) and disappeared to points unknown. 435 more words


Boston One of These Days

I have had numerous flights in and out of Boston over the years. In fact I will be in Boston again on Sunday as I fly back to Portland but one thing I have yet to do is leave the airport. 113 more words


May 11: Connecticut's Old State House Opens in 1796


At the historic center of Hartford stands the Old State House, a beautiful federal-era building that served as Connecticut’s capitol for 83 years.  Designed by pioneering American architect Charles Bulfinch, the State House opened for business on this day in 1796, as the state legislature met insides its spacious chambers for the first time. 274 more words

Benjamin Harrison becomes first sitting president to visit Little Rock

On April 17, 1891, Benjamin Harrison became the first sitting president to visit Arkansas.  He was on a cross-country railroad trip having left DC on April 13. 300 more words


Thursday Doors – Ancient Boston

My European readers will likely snicker at my use of the word ‘ancient’ when talking about something from the early 1700’s. Still, that’s about as old as it gets in this country, unless you’re talking about some Native American artifacts. 809 more words

Thursday Doors


I’ve titled this image “Prominence.”

Every word has an infinite number of meanings that depend, in part, on the context of its usage and the capacities of the one who receives it. 29 more words