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[Sitings] Drayton Hall: A Three-Century Tour

Posted on: August 24th, 2013 by Mame McCully 2 Comments

 

Drayton Hall. Credit: Ray Gaensler, Flickr
Drayton Hall in Charleston, S.C.

Drayton Hall, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is located in Charleston, S.C. Visitors come from all over to experience and learn about this beautiful and historic southern plantation, and to uncover the history and stories that Drayton Hall holds.... Read More →

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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] Decatur House: Witness to White House History

Posted on: August 17th, 2013 by Mame McCully

 

Decatur House, former home of naval hero Stephen Decatur, now houses the National Center for White House History in Washington, D.C. Credit: bobosh_t, Flickr.
Decatur House, former home of naval hero Stephen Decatur, now houses the National Center for White House History in Washington, D.C.

Decatur House has had a front row seat to some of our nation’s most important events since 1818. Located on Lafayette Square just across from the White House in Washington, D.C., this federal-style home was built for naval hero Stephen Decatur and his wife, Susan, and was designed by architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe. The National Center for White House History was established there in 2010.

Visitors to D.C. do not need to wander far from one of the top attractions, the White House, to see this beautiful home. Don’t miss their gift shop full of D.C. souvenirs, including the well-known Annual White House Christmas Ornament.

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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] Boston's African Meeting House and Abiel Smith School

Posted on: August 10th, 2013 by Mame McCully 1 Comment

 

African Meeting House and Abiel Smith School in Boston, Massachusetts. Credit: Museum of African American History.
African Meeting House and Abiel Smith School in Boston, Massachusetts.

The African Meeting House in Boston, Massachussetts, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is the nation's oldest African-American church still standing, located in the historic Beacon Hill area of downtown Boston.

The Meeting House and Abiel Smith School, both built in the early 1800s, are located in what once was the heart of Boston's 19th-century African-American community. These buildings remain a showcase of black community organization and enduring testimony to black craftsmanship.... 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] Woodrow Wilson House: A Presidential Haven

Posted on: August 7th, 2013 by Mame McCully

 

The Woodrow Wilson House was the home of President Wilson until his death in 1921 and of Mrs. Wilson until her death in 1961. Credit: Mr. T in DC.
The Woodrow Wilson House was the home of President Wilson until his death in 1921 and of Mrs. Wilson until her death in 1961.

The Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, D.C. is located in a beautiful neighborhood near the popular Dupont Circle, surrounded by embassies from throughout the world. The home of President and Mrs. Wilson after their time in the White House, the townhouse was a quiet haven for the Wilsons upon leaving presidential life.... 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] Kykuit: A Rockefeller Residence

Posted on: August 3rd, 2013 by Mame McCully

 

In Tarrytown, New York lies Kykuit, a grand Rockefeller mansion. Credit: Jason Pier in DC.
Overlooking the Hudson River lies Kykuit, a grand Rockefeller mansion.

Home to four generations of the Rockefeller family, Kykuit, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is located in Tarrytown, New York just a short distance from New York City.... 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.