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Museums and Exhibits

‘Fool The Eye’ at Nassau County Museum of Art Explores Artists’ Techniques of Illusion

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com You walk into the Nassau County Museum of Art, housed in the stunning mansion built for Childs Frick in 1919, the scion of Henry Clay Frick, and are confronted by a guard, hands crossed…

American Museum of Natural History Creates Immersive Experience for Understanding ‘Our Senses’

American Museum of Natural History Creates Immersive Experience for Understanding ‘Our Senses’

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com You are in a room. There’s a mural on the wall with drawings of animals. There is red light and you see a set of animals; then the light turns blue and you see…

Dolphin Quest Affords Memorable Way to Experience Bermuda

Dolphin Quest Affords Memorable Way to Experience Bermuda

By David Leiberman & Laini Miranda Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Bermuda is a magical place where the beaches have pink sand and the aquamarine water is so clear, you can see amazing marine life and feed fish Cheerios. But one of…

Fall Getaway in the Great Northern Catskills: Frederick Edwin Church’s Olana

Fall Getaway in the Great Northern Catskills: Frederick Edwin Church’s Olana

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Just over the Rip Van Winkle Bridge from the Thomas Cole National Historic Site (#1 on the Hudson River School Art Trail), you see this grand mansion perched on the hillside, poking out from…

“Liberty’s War” Exhibit at American Merchant Marine Museum Spotlights Unsung Heroes of WWII

“Liberty’s War” Exhibit at American Merchant Marine Museum Spotlights Unsung Heroes of WWII

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The first stunning realization from the new exhibit at the American Merchant Marine Museum, “Liberty’s War,” is how vital the cargo ships, manned by civilian volunteers, were to winning World War II. The second…

Mansions on Fifth Historic Hotel is Steps Away from Pittsburgh’s Top Cultural Attractions

Mansions on Fifth Historic Hotel is Steps Away from Pittsburgh’s Top Cultural Attractions

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com I must admit to relishing my stay in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood, where I am staying at Mansions on Fifth, two mansion homes originally built in the early 1900s by Willis F. McCook, a prosperous…

‘World’s Largest’ Glass Sculpture with Trump Connection is Boon for Dunbar, Pennsylvania

‘World’s Largest’ Glass Sculpture with Trump Connection is Boon for Dunbar, Pennsylvania

  By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   Taking the Sheepskin Trail off the Great Allegheny Trail – a fantastic railtrail that extends 140 miles across Western Pennsylvania, which is the focus of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Sojourn biketour – you bike…

Fifth Avenue Museum Mile Festival Showcases Exhibits Not to Be Missed This Summer in NYC

Fifth Avenue Museum Mile Festival Showcases Exhibits Not to Be Missed This Summer in NYC

  By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   Even if you were unable to get to the once-a-year Museum Mile Festival along Fifth Avenue on June 13, when six museums (some of them with pricey admissions) throw their doors…

San Francisco Goes All Out With Special Events, Exhibitions Marking 50th Anniversary of Summer of Love

San Francisco Goes All Out With Special Events, Exhibitions Marking 50th Anniversary of Summer of Love

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com  Wes Leslie’s Wild San Francisco Summer of Love Musical Walking Tour finishes only a couple of blocks down from the entrance to Golden Gate Park (see story), which played such a role in the…

New ‘Mummies’ Exhibit at American Museum of Natural History Lets You Peer Through Wrappings, Peel Away Layers of Time

New ‘Mummies’ Exhibit at American Museum of Natural History Lets You Peer Through Wrappings, Peel Away Layers of Time

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The Gilded Lady seems to be resting peacefully, her painted visage staring up to the sky. But inside this container are the remains of a real woman who lived nearly 2000 years ago, and…

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