Albany Museum of Art, Albany, Georgia

Albany Museum of Art, Albany, Georgia

Well, it was bound to happen.  I finally visited an Art Museum without finding a single piece of art I actually liked!  It is quite small, and is attached to the nearby university, and had a lot of art by the students and professors.  But - it was still worth a visit...

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African Art Museum, Savannah, Georgia

African Art Museum, Savannah, Georgia

My 12-year-old granddaughter Lily and I visited our newest museum in Savannah this week.  The African Art Museum is the private collection of a Savannah man, acquired over a period of 30 years.  He wanted to share it with the community, and we are truly blessed here...

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Freer/Sackler Museums, Washington, DC

Freer/Sackler Museums, Washington, DC

Imagine my surprise on a recent trip to Washington, DC (April 2019) to discover there were 2 museums on the Mall that I had never visited.  It has been open since 1923, so it was even here when I lived near Washington DC in the 1960's, so I can't explain how I missed...

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High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

After all my trips to Atlanta, I finally made it to their Art Museum.  It is very nice, housed in an attractive purpose-built building.  They also had a nice cafe, where I enjoyed having lunch.  Having so recently been to the Milwaukee Museum of Art, which is truly...

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Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Today the Milwaukee Art Museum is one of the largest art museums in the United States.  Begun back in 1888 when Milwaukee was just a small port town on Lake Michigan it has expanded over the years until today it is one of the most amazing museums I have visited.  The...

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Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan

Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan

I know I always say I have never found a museum I didn't like, but there wasn't a lot that caught my fancy in the Muskegon Museum of Art.  Maybe I'm getting jaded in my old age? The main exhibition in this small museum was a retrospective of the work of Edward Curtis,...

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National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky

National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky

My last stop on my way north to visit family was in Paducah, Kentucky.  Its a small town nestled in a curve of the Mississippi River, but it does have one claim to fame:  an absolutely brilliant quilt museum.  Housed in a new purpose-built building, it holds a...

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Morse Museum of American Art

Morse Museum of American Art

As I left Orlando last Saturday I made my way to Winter Park, and the Morse Museum.  This is my third visit to the largest collection of Tiffany art there is.  I have always loved the decorative art of Louis Comfort Tiffany, and so it was a real thrill when I...

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South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, Indiana

South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, Indiana

  I finally  made it to the South Bend Museum of Art!  The nearest, most familiar places somehow seem to be the hardest to get to.  It is housed in Century Center, right in downtown South Bend.  Century Center was built in 1977, and my university graduation was...

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Museum of Western Art, Cartersville, GA

Museum of Western Art, Cartersville, GA

I know I've said before that one of my favorite parts of travel is the unexpected.  I was dubious as to how much I would enjoy a "cowboy museum" but I found a wonderful museum with so much more than I expected - all in a beautiful building, with everything beautifully...

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Georgia State Railroad Museum

Georgia State Railroad Museum

Jacob and I paid a visit to the Railroad Museum in Savannah this week.  It is a National Historic Landmark site, and they have a large collection of steam engines in their Roundhouse.  This is the site of the workshops and terminal of the Old Central of Georgia...

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The Mighty 8th Air Force Museum, Pooler, GA

The Mighty 8th Air Force Museum, Pooler, GA

Last week one of my Garden Club friends took me for lunch at Miss Sophie's at the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum in Pooler, and then we toured the museum.  An important fact about Savannah is that it is a military town, especially the South Side.  Hunter Army Air Force...

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Fort Clinch, Amelia Island, Florida

Fort Clinch, Amelia Island, Florida

On all my visits to Amelia Island, I had never visited Fort Clinch State Park.  The park is huge, with campsites, beaches, and miles of biking paths.  It is an idyllic setting, and I saw many people taking advantage of it when I visited on Sunday.  It...

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Habitat For Humanity Global Village, Americus, GA

Habitat For Humanity Global Village, Americus, GA

After a few days in Atlanta seeing some of my retired UCC Ministers (a job I do with the Pension Board)  I headed south to Americus, GA to visit the site of Habitat For Humanity's Global Village.  Habitat For Humanity has so far built affordable housing in 70...

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The Missions on the San Antonio River, Texas

The Missions on the San Antonio River, Texas

We all know about the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, but we may forget that it was first of all a mission of the Catholic Church.  There were 6 missions scattered along the San Antonio River built in the 1730's, and the missionary priests had two main objectives:  to...

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San Antonio, Texas and the Alamo

San Antonio, Texas and the Alamo

I am in San Antonio, Texas for a conference, and walked over to the Alamo yesterday afternoon, only about 2 blocks from my hotel.  The first surprise is that it is right in the very heart of San Antonio.  The second surprise was all the touristy things that have been...

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