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[Sitings] James Madison's Montpelier

Posted on: July 6th, 2013 by Mame McCully

 


Montpelier was the home of the Madison family. James Madison's grandfather settled at the property in the 1720s.

For those looking for a patriotic way to spend their Fourth of July holiday weekend, look no further than James Madison’s Montpelier, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Orange, Virginia. The lifelong home and 2,650-acre estate of James Madison -- Father of the Constitution, Architect of the Bill of Rights, and fourth President of the United States -- is just a short drive from our nation’s capitol.

This site is the perfect place for families, history lovers and those who want to experience the beautiful surrounding landscape. Can't make it out there this weekend? Visit via slideshow:

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.

[Sitings] President Lincoln’s Cottage: Abe's Home Away From Home

Posted on: June 29th, 2013 by Mame McCully

 

President Lincoln's Cottage is the most significant historic site directly associated with Lincoln's presidency aside from the White House. During the Civil War, President Lincoln and his family resided here from June to November of 1862, 1863, and 1864.
President Lincoln's Cottage is the most significant historic site directly associated with Lincoln's presidency aside from the White House.

Most people associate Abraham Lincoln with the White House, but one of the most pivotal times in our 16th president's career took place at this Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation -- President Lincoln's Cottage.

President Lincoln lived in this Gothic Revival Cottage in Washington, DC, for 13 months from June to November of 1862-1864, and regularly commuted to the White House. More importantly, he developed the Emancipation Proclamation onsite, leading to its reputation today as "the cradle of emancipation."... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.

[Sitings] Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House

Posted on: June 22nd, 2013 by Mame McCully

 

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A "Usonian" house, Pope-Leighey House was developed as a means of providing affordable housing for people of moderate means.

The Pope-Leighey House, designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is located just outside Washington. D.C. in Alexandria, Virginia. This Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation is located at Woodlawn, a 126-acre estate that was originally part of George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

Commissioned in 1939 by Loren Pope, a journalist in Falls Church, the residence was sold to Robert and Marjorie Leighey in 1946. The house was in the path of an expansion of Highway 66, so in an effort to preserve the building, Mrs. Leighey gave the property to the National Trust, which relocated it to nearby Woodlawn.

Visitors should take time to explore both historic houses -- and as you will see, the Pope Leighey House should not be missed!

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.

[Sitings] Hotel de Paris: French Flair in Colorado

Posted on: June 15th, 2013 by Mame McCully

 

Exterior of the Hotel de Paris. Credit: Flowercat, Flickr
Exterior of the Hotel de Paris

The Hotel de Paris, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is located in Georgetown, Colorado. A historic town about an hour from Denver, visitors can spend the day enjoying the area or can spend the weekend in the relaxing environment.

You can find the Hotel de Paris on the main street in town which also features shops, restaurants and for those with a sweet tooth, plenty of places to buy an ice cream cone this summer to eat as you stroll.

The Site just opened for the season today and will be welcoming visitors until December 15. Come visit and enjoy!

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.

[Sitings] Lower East Side Tenement Museum: Elevating the Ordinary

Posted on: June 1st, 2013 by Mame McCully

 

Visitors to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum get to explore the history of the Lower East Side and the lives of its former residents. Once home to 7,000 immigrants between 1863 and 1935, this area of New York City offers the stories of those who came to the United States looking for a new and better life.

A popular museum for locals and tourists, don’t miss this unique experience. Take a look through our slideshow, and also learn more about the museum's new "Shop Life" exhibit.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.