Comstock House reopens for tours in Moorhead, Minnesota

Photo credit: Comstock House After an extended closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the historic Comstock House is open again for guided tours in Moorhead, Minnesota. Solomon Comstock, a prominent businessman in the city, hired Kees and Fisk to design the Victorian-style home for his family. The house was built during the summers of 1882 … Continue reading Comstock House reopens for tours in Moorhead, Minnesota

Atomic Alert exhibit ends June 16 at the Hjemkomst Center

The Overland traveling exhibit, "Atomic Alert! Confronting 'The Bomb' in the New Atomic Age", is ending at the Hjemkomst Center on Wednesday, June 16. The exhibit is about the Soviet Union's detonation of its first atomic bomb on August 29, 1949. It explores how Americans responded to the threat, how they prepared in case of … Continue reading Atomic Alert exhibit ends June 16 at the Hjemkomst Center

Craft & Brew Fest June 5 on Staten Island

The Alice Austen House Museum and Flagship Brewery are relaunching Comfort Home, a hibiscus-infused Pilsner named after photographer Alice Austen's family home on the north end of Staten Island, to celebrate Pride Month. The celebration also commemorates the fourth anniversary of the Alice Austen House receiving its LGBTQ+ historic site designation. The celebration, which will … Continue reading Craft & Brew Fest June 5 on Staten Island

McAllister Museum of Aviation reopens in Yakima

Photo credit: McAllister Museum of Aviation in Yakima, Washington After a closure because of the COVID pandemic, the McAllister Museum of Aviation and gift shop are now open again. The museum's hours are Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., according to an email I received from Yakima Valley Tourism this week. Private tours are available for anyone … Continue reading McAllister Museum of Aviation reopens in Yakima

Fort Nisqually virtual live program lineup for May and early June

Photo credit: Fort Nisqually/Metro Parks Tacoma Fort from Home, a series hosted by Fort Nisqually and Metro Parks Tacoma, focuses on a range of topics about the history and culture of Puget Sound. This month's lineup covers maritime and natural history, Victorian cooking, and 19th Century cosmetics. Here's the schedule: Saturday, May 15, 1 p.m. … Continue reading Fort Nisqually virtual live program lineup for May and early June

Tour beautiful gardens and a historic home in University Place, Washington

Photo by Cheryl Landes Tour beautiful gardens and a historic home in University Place, Washington, on Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The eleventh annual tour features five unique gardens and the Curran House and Orchard. The University Place Historical Society, which hosts the tour, is renovating the … Continue reading Tour beautiful gardens and a historic home in University Place, Washington

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Tea To-Go from Pomeroy Farm May 7-8

Pomeroy Farm is celebrating the mothers in our lives by offering a delicious Mother's Day Tea To-Go on Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8. This themed boxed, plated lunch features savories and sandwiches, scones, and desserts similar to those you'd find in a traditional tea service. And there are two types of tea. Here's … Continue reading Celebrate Mother’s Day with Tea To-Go from Pomeroy Farm May 7-8

Farm Days return to Pomeroy Living History Farm

Enjoy the fresh air while exploring the grounds at the Pomeroy Living History Farm in Southwest Washington the first weekend of the month from May through August. Also shop local vendors and purchase food during this family-friendly Farm Days event. The 2021 dates for Farm Days are (all on Saturday and Sunday): May 1-2June 5-6July … Continue reading Farm Days return to Pomeroy Living History Farm

Sparking Curiosity guide the place to find intriguing exhibits in Seattle and Tacoma

The Museum of Flight in Tukwila, Washington, is one of the attractions listed in the new Sparking Curiosity guide from the Seattle Times. (photo by Cheryl Landes) Are you looking for place where you can learn about new and upcoming museum exhibits in the Seattle and Tacoma metro areas without hopping from site to site? … Continue reading Sparking Curiosity guide the place to find intriguing exhibits in Seattle and Tacoma