Flower Power

Happy Friday! Today on Museum Bites we’re tiptoeing through the tulips. From their humble beginnings in the foothills of Central Asia to the fertile fields of the Dutch countryside, the tulip has a rich and illustrious history. This colorful bloom has traveled the world, influencing ancient Turkish headgear, sparking a financial crisis, and inspiring art and song. We begin with the Ottoman Empire…

Tiptoeing Through the Tulips

I believe there are two types of people in this world, those who roam through cemeteries, and those who don’t.  I fall into the first camp.  Earlier this week I traveled to the Land of Cheese(heads) to visit family and reconnect with my Dutch roots.  My mother and I spent the good part of a... Continue Reading →

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