Monthly Archives: July 2013

A Visit to Gwynn Island Museum

This small local history museum in the lower Chesapeake Bay has (or had) perhaps the oldest human artifact in North America. Dated to almost 23,000 years ago, the laurel leaf biface (spearpoint) found off the Virginia coast bears a striking … Continue reading

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The Potomac Rangers Fort in the Palisades

During the 1680’s horrific attacks from fierce Indians of the north prompted Maryland’s legislators to enact regular “ranger” militias on the frontier. On October 6th, 1692, the Council ordered “six men with two Officers be appointed in the most considerable … Continue reading

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Road Trip – Stratford Hall

I stopped by the plantation of the Lee family of Virginia to donate a lithographic print by artist Ruth Starr Rose. I assume they’ll want it (the chief curator was not there Sunday when I arrived unannounced). The collections manager … Continue reading

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Bird of the Day

Positively identify the type of bird, and win a tropical cocktail served in the Tiki Bar. The small bird was swooping down on flying insects in the vineyard.

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Potomac Petroglyphs replicated at Palisades Park Tot Lot

  No, there weren’t any “mini-Henge” issues with the reproductions.  When I gave the park planners the images and dimensions, all I could think about is the above clip from Spinal Tap.   But the dimensions are true to the originals.  … Continue reading

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