Tag Archives: history

Spotlight KY: Columbus-Belmont State Park

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

The Columbus-Belmont State Park combines rich Civil War history with lush Kentucky beauty for an excellent family travel destination. The park is uniquely educational, standing as a National Trail of Tears Site, and featuring a museum highlighting Civil War history. Aside from receiving an intriguing history lesson, visitors can enjoy the natural wonders of Kentucky by camping out at one of the park’s 38 sites and hiking along picturesque bluffs of the Civil War Heritage Trail. There’s plenty to do and see at the Columbus-Belmont State Park.

Contact:
Columbus-Belmont State Park
350 Park Road
Columbus, KY 42032
(270) 677-2327
Cindy.lynch@ky.gov

Spotlight AR: Delta Cultural Center

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Delta Cultural Center music exhibitExplore the rich blues music history of the Arkansas Delta at the Delta Cultural Center, located in historic downtown Helena, AK. Comprised of two locations, the Depot and the Visitors Center, guests can learn Delta history through the museum’s exhibits, programs, events and tours. Visit the Depot’s “A Heritage of Determination” exhibit to learn about Delta history from the time of its earliest inhabitants through the great Mississippi River floods. Then walk a block north to the Visitors Center and see the “Delta Sounds” music exhibit.

Contact: 
Delta Cultural Center
141 Cherry St.
Helena, AR 72342
(870) 338-4350
info@deltaculturalcenter.com

Spotlight Minnesota: Historic Fort Snelling

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Historic Fort SnellingLocated in Saint Paul, Minn., Historic Fort Snelling is a National Historic Landmark dedicated to Minnesota history. A visit to this reconstructed 1820s military outpost will teach you a history lesson about Minnesota’s military from the pre-Civil War era through World War II. You’ll also learn about the fur trade, American Indian history and the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. Explore this historical place starting May 25, when Fort Snelling opens for the season.

Contact:
Fort Snelling
200 Tower Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55111
(612) 726-1171
ftsnelling@mnhs.org