When I was young, I learned a lot about travel from my mother. She taught me how and what to pack. She taught me to keep a travel diary to record my memories. And most importantly, she taught me how to power-sightsee.
Quilts are seen hung during the exhibition "Civil War Quilters: Loyal Hearts of Illinois" at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield. The exhibition, which offers a platform for telling Illinois women's stories during the Civil War, runs through Sept. 8.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Two days after the Confederate States of America formed in the 1860s, Sarah Ann Massie married William Bateman. The newlyweds settled on William's 100-acre farm in Illinois' Morgan County, and by the time the Civil War ended, Sarah had given birth to two children.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. | The decades-long rift that separated Little League Baseball's founder from his beloved program once seemed as wide as the distance from home plate to straightaway center field.
Little League International president Stephen Keener speaks at a news conference at the Little League museum in South Williamsport, Pa. Little League announced that the family of program founder Carl Stotz loaned artifacts to display at an exhibit, including the home plate used in the first …
the home plate used in the first Little League in 1939 is shown on display at the Little League museum in South Williamsport, Pa. Little League has announced that the family of program founder Carl Stotz loaned artifacts to show at a new exhibit.
Karen Stotz Myers, the daughter of Little League Baseball founder Carl Stotz, poses in front of a picture at a new exhibit at the Little League museum in South Williamsport, Pa. Kneeling on the ground in the image, to Stotz Myers' right, is her father in a picture taken when he was a boy pla…
I have already started crafting my summer bucket list and it includes some day trips to local Chicago hot spots like Brookfield Zoo and the Museum of Science and Industry.
Saplings from the chestnut tree that stood as a symbol of hope for Anne Frank as she hid from the Nazis for two years in Amsterdam are being distributed to 11 locations in the United States as part of a project that aims to preserve her legacy and promote tolerance.
NEW YORK | No one was elected to the Hall of Fame this year. When voters closed the doors to Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa, they also shut out everybody else.
Former Cub Sammy Sosa received 12.5 percent of the vote in Hall of Fame balloting, far short of the 75 percent needed for induction.
SADORUS, Ill. | Charles Lozar grew up in a landlocked Chicago suburb and lives in Champaign, far from any sea, ocean or sizeable lake.
CHICAGO | Chicago's Garfield Park Conservatory has received one of the highest honors given to museums and libraries.
HAMMOND | The John Dillinger Museum, located in the Indiana Welcome Center at 7770 Corinne Drive, will offer free admission Saturday in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live! event. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and every day.
Displays at the Dickson Mounds State Museum near Lewistown, Ill., show pots and other American Indian artifacts found at and around the museum site. The museum has changed its focus since deciding 20 years ago to stop displaying the remains of American Indians whose graves were found on the site.
A decades-old poster on display at the Dickson Mounds State Museum highlights the American Indian remains that once were the primary draw for the museum near Lewistown, Ill.
Dickson Mounds State Museum Director Michael Wiant talks to members of a school group this month about American Indian pottery and other artifacts kept in storage at the museum near Lewistown, Ill. Students make up a significant percentage of the visitors who come to the museum, which has ch…
LEWISTOWN, Ill. | Hanging on a wall not far from the entrance to the Dickson Mounds Museum, several posters remind visitors of the controversy that flared years ago atop an ancient burial mound.
MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville/Ross Township Historical Society Museum will host an Opening Day Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. May 6 at 13 W. 73rd Ave., Merrillville.
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