Corning in the Morning

We were up early and checked out of our hotel well before the museums opened in Corning NY, so we decided to walk around this quaint little town and explore a little. Corning is a city in the New York Finger Lakes region that offers several worthwhile attractions — certainly enough to spend a whole […]

The Belle Boyd House and Historical Society Museum

Belle Boyd was born in West Virginia in May 1844. Boyd became a Confederate spy before her 18th birthday and conveyed information and supplies to Southern military leaders. The 10-year-old Marie Isabelle Boyd moved into the Greek Revival-style house with her family that her father, Benjamin Reed Boyd built in 1853; two years later Boyd […]

Exploring the Art, History and Science of Glass at the Corning Museum of Glass

Still Life with Two Plums, 2000, Flora Mace and Joey Kirkpatrick The Corning Museum of Glass should be on your bucket list, if it’s not already.  Carrona (Carrion), 2011, Javier Perez, blown glass chandelier, assembled, broken; taxidermied crows,wire, monofilament; this provocative sculpture evokes opportunistic birds eating carrion in apool of blood by the side of the […]

Exploring Pennsylvania’s Main Street Across America and Lincoln Highway Experience

The Lincoln Highway is one of the earliest transcontinental highway routes for automobiles across the United States of America. Conceived in 1912 by Indiana entrepreneur Carl G. Fisher, and formally dedicated October 31, 1913, the Lincoln Highway runs coast-to-coast from Times Square in New York City west to Lincoln Park in San Francisco.  The Lincoln […]

Doing Time at the Old Fauquier Jail

Over two centuries ago, a four-cell brick jail was constructed in Warrenton VA, in 1808 to house the county’s indigent and criminal residents. The four cells were multi-person cells, not an uncommon for that time. Also not uncommon, children often accompanied their mothers into the jail. The stairs in the kitchen up to the jailer’s […]