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Amusement Park Physics

December 18, 2005 No Comments

Amusement Park Physics No doubt about it: we all love amusement parks. If you're fortunate enough to live close enough to one to buy a season pass, that's great! And if a trip to an amusement park involves planning a vacation around it, well, that's okay too. We still love them. However, did you ever stop t... continue reading...

Artcom Museum Tour

July 31, 2005 No Comments

Artcom Museum Tour A relaxing way to spend a summer afternoon (or any afternoon, for that matter) is to visit a museum. There you can loose yourself in the beauty of artwork or sculpture, paintings or writings. But finding the time to do that can often be hard to do. Until today anyway. The Family First Site... continue reading...

The Rijksmuseum

April 30, 2005 2 Comments

The Rijksmuseum Several years ago I had the opportunity to spend several months in the Netherlands. While there I did some of the usual tourist sightseeing, and discovered some interesting things about the Dutch. One of the most interesting attractions I visited is the subject of today's Family First Site. ... continue reading...

The Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web

March 23, 2005 No Comments

The Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web The documents of our country contain information about who we are as a nation, and how we got to be the nation that we are. But they also contain the heart and soul of the people who have made us. The Smithsonian Institute is the repository for much of that his... continue reading...

Mariner’s Museum

March 5, 2005 No Comments

Mariner’s Museum One of the fond memories I have of my service in the Navy was the actual time at sea. There is an aura of being out in the middle of the ocean, completely out of sight of land. It really brought home the traditions and history of not just the navy, but of seafaring as well. Part of that tradi... continue reading...

The Psychedelic 60′s

July 11, 2004 2 Comments

The Psychedelic 60′s To many growing up today, the 1960's seem as remote as the 1930's did when I was young. But those turbulent years will have just as profound an impact on our nation's history as the Great Depression did on our parents and grandparents. Some people say if you can remember the 60's, you pro... continue reading...

The Historical Area Around the Battle of Normandy

June 6, 2004 No Comments

The Historical Area Around the Battle of Normandy It was 60 years ago this day that the single greatest invasion occurred. It was the landing of the allied forces on the beaches of Normandy in France. It was, to paraphrase Winston Churchill, "...the beginning of the end". Here at today's Family First Si... continue reading...

The Mariner’s Museum

March 31, 2004 No Comments

The Mariner’s Museum One of the fond memories I have of my service in the Navy was the actual time at sea. There is an aura of being out in the middle of the ocean, completely out of sight of land. It is really brought home the traditions and history of not just the navy, but of seafaring as well. Today... continue reading...

artMuseum.net

February 24, 2004 No Comments

artMuseum.net One way to spend a relaxing afternoon is to visit a local museum and see what exhibits there are. There may be statues, or manuscripts, or paintings to see and learn about. But it isn't always easy to head to see some of those sites, especially if you are in the middle of nowhere. But thro... continue reading...

The Exhibit Hall

December 4, 2003 No Comments

The Exhibit Hall One of the most fascinating portions of my grandparent's house was the attic. There they kept artifacts and momentos of their life together, which was the history of our family. It was great to visit and learn about distant relatives and stories about where we came from. Our country ha... continue reading...

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