Tag Archives: museum

Train Guarding

This gallery contains 12 photos.

The Ellicott City, Maryland train station –now out-of-commission and part of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum – had Civil War reenactors camped out in front of it over the weekend.  It’s the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Wig-Wag and Code Talkers

This gallery contains 11 photos.

The FBI raided my neighbor’s house a few years ago.  They rolled up in several cars before the break of dawn, pulled the neighbor out of the shower at gunpoint and his wife out of bed.  They interrogated him for … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Godiah Spray

This gallery contains 12 photos.

A costumed interpreter greeted us at the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation, our final stop at the Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) complex.  “Good afternoon.  I’m William, one of Master Spray’s indentured servants.”  He was the only St. Mary’s interpreter to … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

A Visit with Colonel Monroe

This gallery contains 17 photos.

We should all be familiar (at least the Americans) with Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze’s 1851 painting called Washington Crossing the Delaware.  But do you know the identity of the man standing behind General Washington, holding the flag?  It’s Lieutenant James Monroe, who would … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Conspiracies at VMI

This gallery contains 11 photos.

The Virginia Military Institute’s (VMI) 1914 class ring, above center, features the scimitar, crescent and star of the Shriner symbol.  Why the Shriners?  Only Dan Brown knows.  The receptionist at the VMI Museum, where we saw it, didn’t.  The museum features a display of each … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

The Witchless Salem

This gallery contains 8 photos.

Nineteenth century Moravians color-coded their women.  That’s what I remember the most from my visit to Old Salem, North Carolina.  The women wore white bonnets and the bonnets were tied with ribbons.  Young girls wore red ribbons, single women wore … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments