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[Sitings] Touro Synagogue: 250 Years in the Making

Posted on: September 14th, 2013 by Mame McCully

 

Touro Synagogue, the oldest synagogue building in the United States. Credit: Joseph A, Flickr.
Touro Synagogue, the oldest synagogue building in the United States.

Touro Synagogue, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Newport, Rhode Island, was dedicated in 1763 and is the oldest synagogue building in the United States. The synagogue is considered one of the most architecturally distinguished buildings of 18th-century America and the most historically significant Jewish building in the United States.

Each year, over 30,000 visitors cross the synagogue threshold to pray, see its magnificent interior, and hear its remarkable story. Check out the slideshow to see more.... 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] Cliveden: Historic Estate and Battle Site

Posted on: September 7th, 2013 by Mame McCully

 

Cliveden was built between 1763 and 1767 by Benjamin Chew and in the more than 200 years to follow, seven generations of his family went on to live in the mansion. Credit: Michael Feagans, Flickr.
Cliveden was built between 1763 and 1767 by Benjamin Chew and in the more than 200 years to follow, seven generations of his family went on to live in the mansion.

Cliveden, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is located on 5.5 acres of historic parkland in northwest Philadelphia. Discover this unique site and learn more about the people who lived there and the role this place played in American history and freedom.... 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] Acoma Sky City: Ancient Pueblo Atop New Mexico

Posted on: August 31st, 2013 by Mame McCully 1 Comment

 

Acoma Pueblo is built atop a sheer-walled, 367-foot sandstone bluff in a valley. Credit: gardener41, Flickr.
Acoma Pueblo is built atop a sheer-walled, 367-foot sandstone bluff in a valley.

Just a short drive from Albuquerque, New Mexico is Acoma Sky City, one of the villages that is home of the Acoma Pueblo tribe. Visitors come to the mesa for the incredible scenery, to learn about the traditions of the Acoma people, and to explore this stunningly beautiful and very spiritual place.... 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] 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 →

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] 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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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.