Monday, August 27, 2012

History #BlogFlash2012 Day 27

I love visiting historical sites when I travel. The summer before I had American History in high school I was able to visit my aunt and visit some of the many great historical sites in Boston and New Hampshire. I've been to Louisa May Alcott's house and walked around Walden Pond. One spring break in college my mom and I traveled to New Mexico to see what inspired Georgia O'Keeffe to paint. While museums are wonderful, I really like to be able to visit the sites where events took place and see the story from what remains. I love experiencing the traditional cultures of a place and learning the history of the people who live there. There is something about having that connection to the past that gives me hope for the future.

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  1. Oh oh oh I love places to and I have been to the Alcott's house several times AND Walden AND Emily Dickinson's home and on and on and on. I literally love nothing better than to visit literary places (mostly homes!)

    I literally sat up and wanted to shout when I read your words!

    My post for today's BlogFlash is on a similar theme..... You may read some of my literary loves, here!!

  2. This is a great post, Angela. In the past I've found museums a little too formal, a little too stuffy. Seeing the real places and talking to the real people really brings history to life for me in a way museums never can.

  3. My daughter can totally relate to you on this; when she was in Uni she wasn't far from the Lake District and visited Dove Cottage, where William Wordsworth did a great deal of his writing. As she was studying English and Creative Writing, this trip meant so much more to her.
    Although I'm not as in to history as she is, I agree that seeing the real places really makes history come alive. Great post!


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