Category Archive: museums

Louisiana Lowlands

Louisiana is undoubtedly a unique place; the Acadian, French, Native, and Western African influences on culture, food, and architecture combined with the distinctive coastal marshes and swamps that dominate the delta make the… Continue reading

Franconia Sculpture Park

Our visit to Franconia Sculpture Park came about after we passed a sign en route to Minneapolis. Though we had a full weekend planned we immediately decided we’d come back on our last… Continue reading

Meow Wolf

Meow Wolf is technically an art collective but it is best known, maybe exclusively known, for the permanent installation House of Eternal Return. Billed as “immersive” and “interactive,” the exhibition is unlike any… Continue reading

Log Jammin’ and Other Things at the Adirondack Museum

The Adirondack Museum celebrates development in the Adirondack Mountain Forest Preserve, a 6 million acre swath of New York State that contains human settlements as well as protected forest, focusing on the areas… Continue reading

Keweenaw National Historical Park: Coppertown Mining Museum and Touring Quincy Mine and Hoist

The Keweenaw National Historical Park celebrates the history and the stories of the copper mining industry on the Keweenaw Peninsula through the preservation of almost two dozen heritage sites and museums. The copper… Continue reading

Fort William Historical Park. Including Baby Goats.

Fort William Historical Park is a living history museum consisting of the reconstructed Fort William, which was the major trading post for the North West Company from 1803 – 1821. The North West… Continue reading

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, Michilimackinac State Park, and the Mackinac Bridge

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse is gorgeous. The castle-like appearance of the 1890 Norman Revival-style lighthouse tower combined with its setting overlooking the blue and turquoise waters of the Straits of Mackinac and the… Continue reading

Detroit Institute of Art

The Detroit Museum of Art houses a fantastic collection – wide-ranging and with emphasis on American painting – but probably the most known are the monumental murals painted in 1932 and 1933 by… Continue reading

The Henry Ford Museum, Michigan

The Henry Ford Museum (which is actually just called “The Henry Ford”) is the interior extension of the outdoor Greenfield Village that houses Ford’s original collection of historically-significant artifacts and industrial prototypes with… Continue reading

Greenfield Village, Michigan

Greenfield Village is a collection of over a hundred relocated buildings and thousands of pieces of historical machinery that are meant to recreate the ways in which Americans have lived and worked since… Continue reading