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During an early December journey through southern California, we overnighted in Barstow in order to spend most of a morning exploring the town's splendid railway station.
An upcoming Veterans Day seemed the appropriate time for a visit to Andersonville National Historic Site, a unit of the National Park Service that serves as a memorial to America’s prisoners of war.
If you want to play tourist in your own state or just beat the heat this weekend, you can go to the Museum Day Live website to narrow down which museum you'd like to visit. From art galleries to battle ships or children's theater, there are a range of options and topics to interest every family member.
One of things we enjoy while traveling is visiting museums in small-town America. We realize not all travelers share our interest in small museums, but we nearly always find them fun and educational. They are mostly staffed by dedicated volunteers, usually seniors, who go out of their way to make our visits enjoyable. It is apparent they appreciate our interest in a place they consider an important part of their lives.
We have discovered during decades of travel that nearly every community, however small, has a story worth telling. It may be a tale about an individual who once resided there or a long ago battle fought nearby. Perhaps it is a bridge with a rich history or a house where something of consequence took place. Unique museums, monuments, stores and people offer insight about a community’s character and history. Discovering these stories makes travel more enjoyable.
MOREHEAD - Cincinnati Reds fans in eastern Kentucky now have a venue to gather to talk baseball, meet and greet Reds legends, and join a membe…