Category: MidAtlantic Travel

Visit Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad National Monument this summer

Now is the perfect time of year to explore the newest addition to the National Park Service family of National Monuments and Parks is the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument in Cambridge, Maryland. You’ll appreciate the courage and achievement of this national hero when you visit her homeland in Dorchester County on the Choptank River. The…

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Fredericksburg & LibertyTown–One of the Best Art Towns Anywhere

Visual art is king in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The LibertyTown Arts Workshop in the heart of this beautiful historic town is two floors of juried, working artists who display and sell their wares. There is enormous variety – mosaics, paintings, glass, ceramics, sculpture, and my favorite, recycled art. One artist used bottle caps and discarded paper…

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Watching the Inauguration: Talk to Your Kids about History and How America Has Changed

We’ve come a long, long way, I thought today. But my kids are nonplussed about seeing gay poets, Latino ministers, and our African American first family featured at the inauguration. Reflecting on race is complex, but Barack Obama’s second term, the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s groundbreaking speech on the grounds of the Lincoln…

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