See the stories of people who were forced to escape from their homes for their safety and survival in beautiful quilts that will be on display at the Hjemkomst Center starting Saturday, July 3. These quilts tell the stories of people's journeys caused by political repression, war, genocide, natural disasters, famne, and other human rights … Continue reading Forced to Flee art quilt exhibition opens July 3 at the Hjemkomst Center
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
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
Photo credit: Old Barn Woods and Goods I learned about this event in an email from singer-songwriter Megan Klevan. She's performing at the Pickintoly Country Junk Market in Waltham, Minnesota, on Saturday, June 12, from 10 a.m. until noon. In addition to the live music, the market will feature 30 artisans selling handmade or reclaimed … Continue reading Live music at a country junk market in Minnesota on June 12
After a year's break due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Lollapalooza music festival returns to Grant Park in Chicago this year. The dates are Thursday-Sunday, July 29-August 1. Check out the lineup and buy tickets at lollapalooza.com.
After a year's break due to restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic, Dozer Day is back this year with a drive-through event at six locations in the Pacific Northwest and Kansas City. The drive-through event is designed to ensure families' health and safety while immersing them in a real-life construction experience. During the experience, you'll drive … Continue reading Dozer Day returns in 2021 as a drive-through event in the Pacific Northwest and Kansas City
The World's Largest Egg in Winlock, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) In the small town of Winlock, south of Olympia, Washington, a giant egg rests on a pedestal on a 10-foot-tall blue metal pole in the middle of Vern Zander Memorial Park at the corner of Old Highway 603 and Fir Street. The 12-foot-long, 1,200-pound … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Does the world’s largest egg reside in Winlock, Washington?
When the 2020 SXSW festival cancelled in Austin because of the panedmic, Alex Garnett went to work to produce a concert experience as close as possible to the big festival online. He called it Couch By Couch West (CXCW for short) and welcomed bands and vocalists to record their shows from the Triceratops Room, his … Continue reading Watch concerts from the Couch By Couch West music festival
The stage at Winter's Jazz Club in Chicago (photo by Cheryl Landes) Winter's Jazz Club is closed because of COVID-19, but they've found a way to bring live jazz to fans from anywhere. Starting today at 7 p.m. Central time (5 p.m. Pacific), they're featuring a new artist on select Fridays through late August. Here's … Continue reading Winter’s Jazz Club livestreaming jazz from Chicago in July and August
Photos by Cheryl Landes I passed the exit to the Clabber Girl Museum in Terre Haute, Indiana, twice in the middle of the night during two cross-country drives. The third time, I was determined to stop for a visit. When it appeared my timing wouldn't work out again, I stopped for the night at a … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Clabber Girl Museum and Bake Shop & Cafe in Terre Haute, Indiana