Category Archives: History

NH: Enjoy Everything Portsmouth: 40th Anniversary of Market Square Day

Portsmouth, NH Exit 7: Don’t miss the annual Market Square Day, this year celebrating it’s 40th anniversary. Created to commemorate the renovation and beautification of downtown Portsmouth – and, in particular, Market Square. Most of Downtown Portsmouth will be vehicle-free and … Continue reading

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VA: Peruse Art, Home, Gardens and Studio of Gari Melchers

Falmouth, VA Exit 133A: Gari Melchers Home and Studio – Belmont, typical of the Federal style, is over 200 years old. In 1916, renowned artist Gari Melchers and his wife Corinne bought the residence, and no expense was spared in … Continue reading

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NC: Visit the Home of the “Father of the Army Airborne”

Dunn, NC Exit 73: General William C. Lee Airborne Museum – This house was the home of the “Father of the Army Airborne”, so the museum charts his personal life as well as the growth of Army 101st and 82nd … Continue reading

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CT: Medieval Faire with Jousting, Fairy Magic, Armored Combat, Music, and Merry Men

North Haven, CT Exit 48 to I 91N: Walk into a medieval  fairytale and experience what a spring festival might have been like in 12th century Nottingham England. Fantasy takes flight when you step back to the past at Robin … Continue reading

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CT: Welcome Spring at New Haven’s Cherry Blossom Festival

New Haven, CT Exit 47: The 44th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival is a celebration of spring commemorating the planting of 72 Yoshino Japanese Cherry Blossom trees in 1973.  Hanami (cherry blossom) viewing, has been a Japanese custom since the 7th … Continue reading

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FL: Celebrate Easter in Style at The Flagler Museum’s Egg Hunt

Palm Beach, FL Exit 70: Imagine an Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds of the glorious Flagler Museum…The Gilded Age estate was a 75-room winter retreat built in 1902 as a wedding present for Henry Flagler’s wife Mary Lily Kenan … Continue reading

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DE: Become a Junior Paleontologist in a Dinosaur Maze

Wilmington, DE Exit 3 (Rt. 322 West) to  Rt. 52: Dinosaur Revolution is a traveling exhibition staged  at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. This is a creative learning experience within a maze setting. The interactive maze is mentally and … Continue reading

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VA: A History Lesson Given in a Cemetery – Manassas City Cemetery Tour

Manassas, VA Exit 158: What better place to learn a piece of Manassas history than with a Cemetery Tour. Learn about “Important Citizens who Influenced Prince William County History”. The Manassas City Cemetery tour is a biographical tour of our predecessors … Continue reading

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NC: A Blast From the Past – Learn About Life on a 1900’s Tobacco Farm

Kenly, NC Exit 107:  Come visit the Tobacco Farm Life Museum and step back in time to a turn-of-the-century homestead, including a restored house and detached kitchen, smokehouse, schoolhouse, log tobacco barn, and even an outhouse, all of which have … Continue reading

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GA: Buffalo Steaks Grilled to Perfection at Clay’s Sapelo Station

Eulonia, GA Exit 58 to Hwy 17: If you are looking for fresh local seafood near Coastal Georgia, head to Clay’s Sapelo Station, where the locals eat. Though this place is small in size they say its big in service and … Continue reading

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