World War II is etched in our history books as “the greatest generation” - those who left their family and country to fight for freedom during humanity’s darkest hours. The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana is a stunning tribute to make sure we never forget the sacrifices these men and women made so we can be free today. It’s a must-see museum for every American.
When driving along I-95 to Washington, DC, you can't miss the striking spire of the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Read my new review today to learn about one of my children's favorite museums!
A place to help your children understand the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform is the Virginia War Memorial. With its recent renovation and expansion, this is the perfect time to plan a visit.
Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Find a way to learn about the Holocaust survivors in your own community. In Richmond, Virginia, we are lucky to have a fantastic and moving museum, the Virginia Holocaust Museum. Read my new review of it today.
With International Holocaust Remembrance Day coming up next week, this is a good time to learn about the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Located in Washington, DC, this museum provides an age-appropriate way for children to learn about the Holocaust and its long-lasting effects. Read my new review of the museum today! Image provided by US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Photographer Timothy Hursley
The little town of Bedford, VA lost the most soldiers proportionally of any town in America during the storming of the beaches at Normandy during World War II. That is why you will find the National D-Day Memorial in this small town that isn’t near an interstate. Thousands of people flock here every year to pay their respects to all of the soldiers who didn’t make it back home from the attacks. The memorial usually has a moving ceremony on June 6th, the anniversary of the attacks, but this year, the celebration will be virtual, which means that you and your children can watch from anywhere! Learn more about it in my new post today!
Right now, we can’t travel to Italy due to the coronavirus pandemic but we can still dream of upcoming trips to Italy! One of the places that is on almost everyone’s must-see list when visiting Italy is the Leaning Tower of Pisa. We visited the tower and the little town of Pisa with our kids, and I encourage you to visit, either in person or virtually! Read my new post today about planning a trip to Pisa with your family.
Read my March update on my Year of Historical Reading!
Virginia is the birthplace of our nation, and its state library, the Library of Virginia, was created in 1823 as a repository for all of its original documents and manuscripts, dating back to Jamestown’s founding in 1607. Its online resources are vast, and with the current health crisis keeping our kids from attending school, this is the perfect time to explore the documents, artifacts, and manuscripts available. There is even a way for your kids to potentially get their volunteer hours through the Library’s Making History: Transcribe program. Read my new review today about visiting the Library, both in person and virtually!
If you are visiting Washington, DC, you will likely spend time in several of the Smithsonian museums, most centered around the National Mall. One of the most interesting museums is the National Museum of American History. This museum contains many priceless and meaningful artifacts from America’s past, and you can spend hours in its galleries. March is Women’s History Month, and with the museum’s new exhibit on the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, this is the perfect month to visit. Read my new review today!