Visit a New Historic Site Almost Every Day This Month
Living during a pandemic does not give us something to look forward to, especially since we have no idea when it will ever end . But one of the rare positive side effects of our new quarantine lifestyle is our newly acquired virtual access to various national parks , museums and historic sites . We are particularly pleased with the new program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, called “ Virtual Conservation Month”, which we learned about in the latest Recomendo newsletter .
Recognizing that we all probably have some level of wanderlust right now, the National Trust offers the public a new historical and cultural experience every day in May, highlighting some of the most important sites under its jurisdiction, from coast to coast. -seaside. All you have to do is subscribe to receive their daily email reminders, or keep checking the site as new sites and virtual events are added.
At this point, the virtual experiences for the first five days of the month are over and they are pretty good. On May 1, a tour of one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian homes was organized (his attempt to create affordable but well-designed homes for the masses), and on May 2, a concert was organized at the home where Nina Simone spent her childhood . If Route 66 has been on your list for a while, get a virtual tour experience from May 3rd using Google Earth. The rest of this week will take you to a virtual play night at Woodrow Wilson’s home, through a Rockefeller Mansion Sculpture Tour and a tour of the Gothic Revival Mansion.