A very unique mural we discovered on our way to the museum! Art is so diverting!
When "treated" most people don't think of going to a museum. I do! History is something I love to read about, hear about and think about. So when my friend Jess took me on an outing to the Maine State Historical Society's museum, I lit up like a Christmas tree!
At the museum....
I found this in the restroom! I love Maine!
Jess in front of a display of a letter- I think it was from Henry Wadsworth Longfellows' sister, who gave the Historical Society funds to set up her brother's old house with a library and to create this museum.
The penmanship in these documents are so elegant- take a look at the spelling in the emboldened phrase below.
This was an exciting one to discover- a blueprint of sorts or at least the layout of the grounds of Monticello- Thomas Jefferson's homestead.
This map of the East Coast of the U.S.A. is one of only three copies left in the world!
The museum held a copy of the first Declaration of Independence that was printed and distributed to the colonists before the final draft was signed. There are only 25 copies left in the states. How cool is that!?!?
So my question for you is: Do YOU like history??
We're all a part of it. As the famous saying goes, "The nation that doesn't know it's history is doomed to repeat it!"