(Original caption) One year old, with some 200 members and doing well, was the world’s only Negro Country Club, the ‘Shady Rest’, in Westfield, New Jersey, as seen in this photo. Originally the country club was the Westridge Country Club. There was a nine-hole golf course and a spacious clubhouse.
The Orange County Historical Museum lets the community choose its next special exhibit. Community members can vote on one of five topics that will be on display at the museum from February 2023 to December 2023. “Feelin’ Alright: Medicine, Health, and Wellness in Orange County History” explores the medicines, foods,
Jon Romer hails from Albert Lea, a former music teacher and head of the voice department at Gustavus Adolphus College. He worked with the Ojibway residents of northern Minnesota and served as department chair at Lea College for three years. He also collects photos. “One of our top music students
A 1947 photo of the Cutchogue labor camp (Courtesy of the Southold Historical Society) The Southold Historical Museum is applying for a grant to build an exhibition on the ‘untold stories’ of 20th century immigrant farm workers in the town. Funds would also go toward weatherizing the barn at the
July 23—New faces are in place for the local presentation of Voices and Votes: Democracy in America, as the month-long project includes some highlights over the next few days, with a new exhibit beginning a six-week run today at the Aiken County Historical Museum and a free symposium scheduled today
The Key Marco Cat is one of the finest pieces of pre-Columbian Native American art ever discovered in North America. COURTESY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Marco Island is one of the most beautiful and popular tourist destinations in the Sunshine State. But it’s so much more. For
In 1896, Marco Island revealed one of the most important discoveries in the history of American archeology. Smithsonian anthropologist Frank Hamilton Cushing discovered the now famous Key Marco Cat and other 500-1,500 year old artifacts on Key Marco during the famous Pepper-Hearst Archaeological Expedition. These wood and plant fiber artifacts
The Puget Sound area is an integral part of Washington’s history, which became a territory in 1853 and a state in ’89. Among the highlights of the area is the DuPont Historical Museum, in the eponymous town once known for manufacturing explosives. What really strikes visitors to the museum is
The Louisiana Area Historical Museum at 304 Georgia in downtown Louisiana, Mo. | Photo courtesy of Brent Engel LOUISIANA, Mo. – As part of its “Mo Mo the Monster of Missouri” celebration weekend, the Louisiana Area Historical Museum, 304 Georgia, will offer extended hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.