“Historic places create connections to our heritage that help us understand our past, appreciate our triumphs, & learn from our mistakes. Historic places help define & distinguish our communities by building a strong sense of identity.”
– National Trust for Historic Preservation

HISTORIC PLACES TO VISIT

I once participated in a Facebook survey about the ideal vacation. I answered the questions about the activities I enjoy- museums, history museums, historic houses, antique stores, gardens & parks & my final score showed that my ideal destination was historic places to visit. Well, duh.

But what shocked me is that there are other types of vacations & many people prefer those! I have never been on a cruise. It never appealed. I haven’t seen the beaches of Hawaii, nor gone on a ski trip & I haven’t camped since the Girl Scouts. My brother owned a ski house in Colorado & I did visit there- in the summer & I visited every historic place within 100 miles. I hit a few antique shops too!

I am so glad that I married a man who majored in history & shares my interests. (Though he would like to go hiking more & occasionally sits in the car with a book when he’s done with antiquing.)

Advances in technology & communication have homogenized the unique aspects of our culture, many of which were responses to the cultures, climates & other characteristics of the region. The features of historic houses which helped inhabitants survive in various locations throughout the U.S., tell a diversity of tales in how they responded. Historic house museums & history museums also provide information, with their changing exhibits covering the details of different times & cultural topics.

Here are some historic place to visit in the U.S. that we love!

HOUSE MUSEUM IN SARASOTA

HOUSE MUSEUM IN SARASOTA

Let me warn you that Sarasota, in addition to being home to some of the finest museums & house museums & gardens in the United States, is well-populated with an abundance of the best antique stores in the country. I have made many happy purchases there! (Hubby...

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FLORIDA’S HISTORY MUSEUMS & HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUMS

FLORIDA’S HISTORY MUSEUMS & HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUMS

Many, many houses were built in the land boom of the 1920’s. This is a terrific story of the area’s development at the time.
I am not trying to lure you away from my blog, but this page clearly explains to financial momentum behind the culture of the times. It is a fascinating & enlightening read.

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