Read my new update on my February reading as part of the Year of Historical Reading!
The ultimate Presidential site to visit is the White House in Washington, DC. Every President since John Adams has lived in the White House, making it the most historic home in America. From its burning during the War of 1812 to its complete renovation in the 1950s, the importance of the White House building has remained constant. If you are planning a trip to Washington, DC, you need to take your family to see the “people’s house.” Read my new review today to learn how to visit with kids.
One of the best places to learn more about African American history in the Richmond area is the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia. This museum, located in the beautiful and historic Leigh Street Armory, is a thoughtful and educational place to learn more about the African American experience in Virginia and is an important place to visit while you are in Richmond. I love its mission “to preserve stories that inspire!” Read my new review today and learn why you need to visit before April 18th!
With all of the Brexit talk in the news lately, it’s a good time to highlight a little known but fascinating place to visit with your family - the European Union (EU) Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. Even if Parliament is not in session, this is a great place to take your kids to better understand European history. If you have plans to visit Brussels, your kids will be fascinated with a visit to the capital of the EU. Read my new review today!
February is Black History Month so it is a perfect time to plan a visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. This new museum, located on the National Mall, is an important must-see museum on any trip to DC. While the historical story it tells is one of pain and loss, it is also a hopeful celebration of courage and perseverance. Every American should plan a visit to see this amazing museum. Read my new review today to plan your trip!
Read my new update on my Year of Historical Reading! Check out how many books I read in January and if I stuck to my goal of 85% historical fiction or nonfiction. Also be sure to listen to my recent appearance on the Sarah's Bookshelves Live podcast where I discuss this lofty goal (link in post)!
Winter is the perfect time to visit a state’s history museum for some educational and indoor fun! Most of these museums are located in the state’s capital and are low-cost or even free. In today's review, I encourage you to visit the North Carolina Museum of History, a good addition to any trip to the state capital of Raleigh. Read my new review today!