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Scientific Compendium Cane

An extremely rare scientific compendium cane knob.

The brass knob consists a microscope (fleaglass), a telescope, a sundial and is topped with a facet cut rock-crystal lens. 125 more words


The Roundup #81

I may be a day late with my usual #roundup post, but there was a lot going on yesterday, I swear.

The single most remarkable update is news of a… 342 more words



There is in a pocket park in Acton, Mass., a most unusual sundial. I discovered it quite by accident, tucked into a hill between a strip mall and a bank. 109 more words

Butterfly Migration...

There was a large flower bed around a sundial at Friendship Gardens where these Red Admirals always gathered. They did not fill the bed with flowers this year so the butterflies all moved over to a row of bushes about one hundred yards away (okay, so maybe they were not the exact same butterflies but they were Red Admirals!) But the zinnias were all gone.


Some of the gold stayed.

Although a lot of the gold was shipped ‘home’ to England, and a lot of the wealth went away, some of it stayed in Ballarat and built a wealthy city. 383 more words

An English Country House


Yesterday I featured a porcelain restoration class held at Fulbeck Hall.

http://www.visitoruk.com/Grantham/fulbeck-hall-C567-AT215.html tells us that

‘Fulbeck Hall is a fine country house dating from the early 17th-century, but largely rebuilt in 1733 by Francis Fane whose family had lived there since 1632. 836 more words

Hands-On History: Ancient Technology

The topics we cover in ancient history may seem a bit irrelevant to some (foolish) kids, but when we use hands-on, project-based learning, we give our students a tangible, memorable connection to the material they are learning.  259 more words

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