Although Santa Claus, Ind., is now best known as the home of Holiday World, its origins are a fascinating piece of Americana that includes being the site of America’s first theme park.
As a longtime admirer of Frankoma Pottery, I was thrilled when a recent tour of Oklahoma included a short visit to Sapulpa to view the family home of Frankoma founder John Frank as well as the current Frankoma factory.
Athens, Greece hosted the first modern Summer Olympic Games in 1896. What started as a small competition for 14 nations has turned in to the world’s largest global sporting event.
Magazines are one of today’s most overlooked collectibles. They offer an affordable, readily available way to glance at events, places and people that shaped the past. One of the most popular is Life.
Nestled in the southwestern corner of Mississippi, the charming city of Natchez promotes itself as having more historic homes than any other American city.
There are many ways you can find antiques. Who was it that said, "Everything is for sale for a price"... But how do you find antiques at the best (i.e. lowest) prices? Read on for five ways to find the good antiques at better prices.
The legacy of the American circus and personal treasures from one of its greatest leaders are elegantly preserved at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Fla.
Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin in Kentucky on Feb. 12, 1809, and February 2008, marks a two-year-long celebration of the bicentennial of his birth. As the nation celebrates, hundreds of programs and activities relating to Lincoln’s life and legacy.
Ready or not, the holiday season is here. Chances are you’re already doing a bit of hustling and bustling, trying to get ahead on your December schedule. This may be a perfect time to start a new tradition of enjoying some wonderful holiday events .
In the spirit of the Halloween season, we thought we’d brew up some spooky fun by visiting historic American destinations known for their haunting good times. Some are special holiday events, while others offer ghostly experiences year ‘round.