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As Labor Day looms, we try and collectively squeeze in as much summer as possible before the season slips away. We take one last trip to the beach, host one...
Downtown Jacksonville is a busy place to be and I don’t go there often. The traffic alone is enough to wear my patience. I braved the crowds this afternoon to...
Even the most philistine among us can’t escape the art of industrial design. Industrial design affects the cars we drive, the phones we use, the chairs we sit in, and...
Totem poles have been obscured by myth and misunderstanding for centuries. An art form that dates back to the 1800s, they have been overlooked by many. The Totem Heritage Center...
Drayton Hall has seen ten generations of Draytons, seven generations of which lived in and left their mark on the grand English country-style home towering over the Ashley River. The...
When Claudia Campbell was growing up in the 1950s, she and her family made an annual pilgrimage every August to Fort Mims , some 45 miles north of Mobile. As...
Nearly 2,000 museums across America participate in the Blue Star Museum program. Nationwide, the American Alliance of Museums approximates that as of 2006, there were roughly 17,500 museums in the...
Nestled in a quaint section of St. Louis, Missouri, The Magic House is an interactive children’s museum designed to provide a hands-on learning experience for kids of all ages. With...
What is it about Lego bricks that we find so alluring? Is it their blindingly cheerful colors? Their reminders of childhood? Or maybe it's that they give even the most...
We have been stationed in Tampa, Florida, for three years and finally made the trek to a museum we have been wanting to visit for just about as long. I...

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