One of the other things I really like to see are original artifacts--pieces of history.
This is THE ACTUAL letter by Nixon resigning his Presidency. I'm telling you, the huge impact that this simple sheet of paper had on not just our country, but the world as well, about gave me chills.
You may be wondering why I was so excited about having a quilting experience to share with you, but instead I'm sharing a Presidential museum. The reason I was looking forward to visiting was becasue of this traveling exhibit:Kristin LaFlamme was in the same guild as I was in Hawaii, and she is also a fellow Army wife. She has done an extraordinary series of aprons from the Army Life. Three of them were displayed. I've read her blog posts about some of them, but have never seen any up close. The workmanship is amazing. I also found that they were quite powerful and they really spoke to me. I really wish I could have shared them and some of the other pieces in both exhibits.
I can show two quilts that were in the Ford displays. Remember that his administration encompassed the Bicentennial?!
I also spotted this poster in the section about inflation and the oil crisis of the late 70s. I would love a copy for myself.
After we left the Ford Museum, we had lunch and then stopped at this incredible home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It is gorgeous! It is open several days a week, but not on Saturday, so we were unable to go inside.
He didn't want me to notice the house so much as what was hanging in the backyard:
Heads! It looked like a mobile made of mannican heads. How grotesque! And in back of these stately homes! I was intrigued by the juxtapostion.
You know, you just never know what you may see next. Are any of you having any "backyard adventures?"