Time and Travel

I've been on vacation. My wife and I recently visited Europe. We spent a week in the United Kingdom and another in Switzerland. Our main attraction was Zurich, where our daughter attends graduate school.

Flying kites at Stonehenge.

Historic sites ran a close second, however, as they often do with historians like me. My longsuffering, nonhistorian wife . . . → Read More: Time and Travel

Raise the Barn

Barn raising was a time-honored tradition in early America. Its major purpose was to create shelter for animals and tools. But it also brought neighbors together and reinforced community ties. These traditions continue at the San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum as its Docent Council embarks on a campaign to build its own barn-like structure . . . → Read More: Raise the Barn