Archaeology, Botanical Garden, Cemetery, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Park
Bacon’s Castle was originally home to a prosperous planter, Arthur Allen, and his family. Following Allen’s death, the house was inherited by his son, Major Arthur Allen II. A loyalist supporter of the colonial government and member of the House of Burgesses, Major Allen was driven from his house in 1676 by followers of the patriot rebel Nathaniel Bacon, whose uprising later came to be known as Bacon’s Rebellion.
Culture, History, Historical Society, Natural History, Park, Specialized
Saint Helena, California
California State Parks announced May 13, 2011 a plan to close 70 of its 278 parks due to budget cuts. These cuts are mandated by AB 95, which was passed by the Legislature and signed into Law by the Governor. These closures are through the years 2011 – 13. This facility is one of the 70 closures.
Prince Frederick, Maryland
Natural History, Nature Centers, Park
Children's, General, History, Nature Centers, Park, Science
At the Bay Area Discovery Museum, play cultivates creativity. The construction cones in Lookout Cove turn out to make perfect wizard hats. And who would have predicted that children would use the hidden reaches of the willow-maze as a garage for the gravel-pit dump trucks, or that they would ride those trucks down the incline of the Golden Gate Bridge? At the Museum, it is not unusual to see children playing within an exhibition in ways never imagined by the exhibit designers.
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Park
Located on the Republic of Texas Plaza, the living-history museum complex consists of two historic houses, the oldest existing one-room schoolhouse in Harris County, a replica barn that can be used for meetings and other activities. Physical office, gift shop and reference library not yet open to the public, will be housed on site in the 1898 house now being restored. All staff/docents are volunteer at this time.
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Art, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Park
The Beaches Area Historical Society chronicles the history and culture of the beaches communities of the First Coast through its historic structures, research facilities, permanent exhibition, and educational programs.
Sturgis, South Dakota
Bear Mountain, New York
Art, Culture, General, Park
The Beeville Art Museum is dedicated to the concept of art as a positive force in the development of creative skills and thought.
Located in the picturesque ghost town of Belmont, the courthouse, built in 1876, served as the Nye county seat until 1905. (Located 45 mi. NE of Tonopah via U.S. Hwy. 6, State Rt. 376 and Monitor Valley Rd.)
Archaeology, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Park
Ben Lomond is an antebellum farm that served as a hospital during the Civil War. The home was referenced in many Civil War Era documents as the Pringle House because of the men who lived here in 1861. Many of the soldiers that were brought to the hospital penned their names and brief messages on the walls of the home.
Culture, History, Historic House, Park
Benicia Capitol State Historic Park is the site of California’s third seat of government (1853-54). It is the only pre-Sacramento Capitol that survives. The original building has been restored with reconstructed period furnishings and exhibits. The interior includes a board-for-board reconstruction of the building’s original floor with ponderosa pine.