Archive for Tag Archives: ' History'

Harriet Tubman

Understand, Celebrate Her Story in Maryland. By Renée S. Gordon On the 104th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s death (which was March 10, 1913) Maryland’s Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center opened. She was nearly 95 years [...]

Frederick Douglass in Baltimore, Maryland

Death hasn’t stopped this African-American from making news. By Renée S. Gordon Black History Month began as a week in 1926 and was extended to a month in 1976. Founder, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, specifically chose [...]

Turks and Caicos Islands

Hello, Gorgeous. By Renée S. Gordon Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) is renowned for its outdoor and adventure, fine dining and the breathtaking beauty of turquoise water and sandy beaches—it’s credited with having some of the [...]

Granbury, Texas

Spirited fun. By Renée S. Gordon Granbury, Texas, in Hood County, is notorious for the number of sites believed to be haunted as well as for the number of famous, quirky residents who have called it [...]

Lake Geneva Region Winegrowers’ Festival

Fête des Vignerons added to UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage On December 1, 2016, UNESCO named the Winegrowers’ Festival (Fête des Vignerons) to its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The decision underscores the social and [...]

Little Bohemia, Wisconsin

Plan a Northern crime-history themed getaway with your gang. Escape to a hideaway that once harbored notorious bad guys. By Renée S. Gordon Wisconsin’s Northwoods are filled with hundreds of picturesque lakes, wetlands and forests. Opt for [...]

Muhammad Ali Legacy Tour

Louisville, Kentucky is home of a legend. By Renée S. Gordon On January 17, 1942 Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. was born to Odessa O’Grady and Cassius Clay Sr. He was their firstborn; 18 months later his [...]

Front Royal, Virginia

By Renée S. Gordon Virginia’s 140 mile long Shenandoah Valley lies between the Allegheny and the Blue Ridge Mountains. In this beautiful region that served Native Americans for tens of thousands of years before colonists arrived, Front Royal was formally [...]

Museum Hopping in Kansas City, Missouri

“Here I Come” By Renée S. Gordon Visit a museum to get immersed in the events and individuals of another era that changed our way of life. Kansas City, Missouri boasts several museums that should not [...]

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Independent by Design” By Renée S. Gordon Philadelphia’s variously recognized as “The City of Murals,” “The City of Restaurants,” “The City of the Arts” and “The City of Neighborhoods.” It boasts more than 3,000 murals—a greater [...]

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