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I wish there had been places like this when I was in school, history then was names and dates, this is hands on and brings history alive. I know more about the American Revolution now than I ever did.
The best place to start is watching the short film ‘Revolution’ and then proceeding to the main galleries. Beginning in the lower right of the map we have…
Becoming Revolutionaries (1760-1775)
The Darkest Hour (1776-1778)
A Revolutionary War (1778-1783)
A New Nation (1783-present)
Last but not least, but certainly the most impressive – Washington’s War Tent
**From museum brochure – Created for use as a mobile field headquarters during the Revolutionary War, the tent likely was made in Reading, Pennsylvania in early 1778, while Washington was encamped at Valley Forge. It was used by George Washington from 1778 – 1783, and witnessed many dramatic moments during the War of Independence, including the 1781 Siege of Yorktown, the last major battle of the war. The tent was last displayed several decades ago at Valley Forge National Historical Park.
Since we had limited time in Philadelphia we weren’t able to see much else. I did however want to see the Liberty Bell and although that museum was closed it was visible from outside.
Peach sangria, water and red wine. Willow Creek Farm & Winery – Cape May, NJ.
The Albany Institute of History and Art has been having an exhibit of what the well dressed woman wore in Albany in the Victorian era (1837-1901). I really didn’t know what to expect, I had an idea in my head what the exhibit would be like but it was nowhere near the reality of it. It was really beautiful… the presentation was clever and interesting, the lighting was incredible and the clothes themselves were beyond my meager attempts to describe them.
The blue gown is my fantasy gown. It was designed to make a grand impression when entering and exit at a ball. All that’s needed is the glass slipper.
Maude Louise Littlefield
Born in Waterville, Maine
Raised on Martha’s Vineyard
my mother, Maude Louise and grandmother, Albra Mae – Oak Bluffs, 1924
Moved to New Jersey after high school graduation and met a Jersey boy, Joseph Albert (Al)…
married him and had a Jersey girl (me)
The next to the last Mother’s Day I spent with my mom was May 1975. My parents were vacationing on the Cape and she was unaware that we were driving up from NJ to surprise her for the weekend. I gave her the book ‘Mostly On Martha’s Vineyard, A Personal Record’ by Henry Beetle Hough, as I knew she’d know some of the people mentioned in the book. I am so glad I did that because after reading the book she decided she wanted to sail over to the Vineyard to visit her mother’s grave. It turned out be her last trip to her beloved Vineyard.
Can’t let Mother’s Day pass without pictures of my sweeties…
Daughters Patty and Debbie…
Grandchildren Tiffany and Tyler…
This week’s challenge is to share a photo of something unlikely.An object or person in an unlikely place.
This little guy found an unlikely place to curl up and nap…
He made it look so inviting that his brothers and sisters came over to take a look…
And before he knew it everyone wanted to get in.