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Museums Aren’t Forever. The Jefferson Davis Presidential Home, Library and Museum – Revisited.

March 21, 2017


“Museums are forever. At least that is what we’ve come to believe.” Thus began an interesting abstract by Steven Lubar, Lukas Rieppel, Ann Daly and Kathrinne Duffy entitled, Lost Museums, recently published on Museum History Journal’s Facebook page. (Yes, there IS more to Facebook than dog videos and pictures of cute kids.) The abstract points out […]

December, 2012. Flour Bluff, Texas. It’s All About the Dough

December 15, 2012


One of my favorite books is Walter Romig’s “Michigan Place Names”, which explains how the state’s cities and towns, both past and present, acquired their names. It’s an interesting, and often surprising, read. So, the sign welcoming us to Flour Bluff, Texas immediately caught my attention.  ‘Flour’ usually is associated with agriculture or milling…or baking.  And as it turns […]

January, 2012. Louisiana Sugarcane – How Sweet It Is – Or Isn’t

January 21, 2012


When Jesuit priests brought sugarcane plants into south Louisiana in 1751, little did they know the giant grass would eventually get tangled up in politics and social issues. They probably just thought it tasted good. However, there’s been both a sweet side and a sour side to the sugar industry in America. While America was […]