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Museums and Exhibits

New-York Historical Society Examines ‘Rebel Spirits: Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.’

New-York Historical Society Examines ‘Rebel Spirits: Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.’

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy are tethered together in peoples’ minds, and not only because they both were assassinated within two months of each other in that fateful year of 1968. A…

72 Hours in Philadelphia: A Visit to the National Constitution Center Exposes Contradictions in ‘We the People’

72 Hours in Philadelphia: A Visit to the National Constitution Center Exposes Contradictions in ‘We the People’

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com There is a cold, institutional feel to the National Constitution Center – as if you fell into a law book. And oddly, even though this place more than any other, recognizes the impact of…

72 Hours In Philadelphia: Meet Betsy Ross: A Thoroughly Modern Woman

72 Hours In Philadelphia: Meet Betsy Ross: A Thoroughly Modern Woman

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com My third day of my deep-dive into Revolutionary War America in Philadelphia is devoted to exploring key figures and sites that I have never visited before: Benjamin Franklin Museum, the Betsy Ross House and…

72 Hours in Philadelphia: Ben Franklin, America’s Revolutionary ‘Elder Statesman,’ Would Have been Quite at Home in 21st Century

72 Hours in Philadelphia: Ben Franklin, America’s Revolutionary ‘Elder Statesman,’ Would Have been Quite at Home in 21st Century

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com My third day of my deep-dive into Revolutionary War America in Philadelphia is devoted to exploring key figures and sites that I have never visited before: Benjamin Franklin Museum, the Betsy Ross House and…

Philadelphia’s New Museum Immerses You into Drama of America’s Revolutionary War

Philadelphia’s New Museum Immerses You into Drama of America’s Revolutionary War

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com I used the opening of the brand new Museum of the American Revolution as the theme for my three-day visit to Philadelphia – a really deep dive probe of the Revolutionary War era, a…

National Museum of American Jewish History is Unexpected Revelation in Philadelphia

National Museum of American Jewish History is Unexpected Revelation in Philadelphia

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com I used the opening of the brand new Museum of the American Revolution as the theme for my three-day visit to Philadelphia – a really deep dive probe of the Revolutionary War era, a…

Enchanting Candlelight Evening at Old Bethpage Village Restoration is Like Stepping into a Christmas Card

Enchanting Candlelight Evening at Old Bethpage Village Restoration is Like Stepping into a Christmas Card

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Fire light. That is the common denominator – seeing life in the orange-red glow of candlelight, a fireplace, a bonfire. One of my favorite holiday events is the Old Bethpage Village Restoration Candlelight Evening,…

‘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…

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