Locking Up

Happy Friday! Today on Museum Bites we’re sampling antique locks. These whimsical beauties are not only pretty, they did their part to protect the valuables behind them. Join me for a brief look at three clever locks I’ve come across in my travels. We begin in Amsterdam…

Geeking Out on Gutenberg: Reboot

Happy Friday! It’s been a crazy, fun-filled week of family birthdays, a solar eclipse, and packing my eldest off to college. So today we're taking a brief hiatus from our Chinese adventure and hitting the books. Please enjoy this Museum Bites reboot of the amazing life of Johannes Gutenberg and his magical moving type machine. ... Continue Reading →

Renaissance Man

Nicolaus Copernicus debunked the belief that the earth was at the center of the universe. Christopher Columbus, Ponce de Leon, and Sir Francis Drake set sail across the globe, and quintessential Renaissance man, Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (1452-1519) made his debut.

Lady Liberty

Named after the Roman goddess, Libertas, the Statue of Liberty continues to stand as a beacon of hope and freedom.

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