In early April, my boyfriend and I went to Old Salem Museums and Gardens in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Old Salem is a historic town that was founded by the Moravian Church in 1766. Today it is a living history museum that uses interactive displays and costumed interpreters to show what life would have been like… Continue reading Old Salem Museums and Gardens
During the 1790s, James Vann became a Cherokee Indian leader and wealthy businessman. He was the son of a Cherokee woman and Scots-Irish man, and because of his mixed ancestry was able to do business with the Europeans and Indigenous People of the area. James Vann established the largest and most prosperous plantation in the… Continue reading Chief Vann House
The construction on the Hay House began in 1855 and continued into 1859. It was built in the Italian Renaissance Revival style. The Parlor The 18,000-square-foot mansion spans four levels and is crowned by a two-story cupola. The house if absolutely beautiful and has soaring ceilings on all levels. The largest pocket door I have ever seen… Continue reading The Hay House
History of the Museum: The Midway Museum is a reproduction of an 18th century plantation cottage that was constructed in the mid 20th century. It was designed in a raised style due to the high water table in the area and is typical of early homes in this area of Georgia. The architect of the… Continue reading Colonial Midway Museum
My mom, Grandma, and I traveled down to Savannah GA right before Christmas to spend a few wonderful days together. Savannah was designed in 1773 by General James Oglethorpe and it is the first planned city in North America with a system of squares. Here are a few of my favorite things we saw and did.