History

Stony Plain Murals - Strong Arm of the Law Mural
Picture Perfect: The Town with the Painted Past

Situated just 17 kilometres out of Edmonton is a small town with an usual feature. Nestled among the boutique stores and old-style black lampposts are more than 30 painted murals. These paintings represent Stony Plain’s history and provide a glimpse into how this slice of Alberta was settled by people
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24 Hours of Family Time in Fredericton
24 Hours of Family Time in Fredericton

“Nooo, don’t take Ghostly Gus to look for your missing daughter. We love Ghostly Gus,” my nine-year-old daughter laughs as we watch a brief kerfuffle between a haunted hike ‘participant’ and our leader on the pretty riverside walking trails that lace downtown Fredericton. Bemused, we watch the two race off
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Studying Abroad with MEI International Academy: Where Teenagers Live it to Learn it

It was the Face Time call that had me in tears. Sorrow? Joy? It was both. I missed my daughter terribly. She was in her hotel room with the busy streets of Paris out the window. It was week two of her summer adventure and she was loving it. Stories
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Learn about Underground Railroad history in Buffalo-Niagara during Black History Month

Do your kids know who Harriet Tubman was? How about Frederick Douglass? Or William Still? These are some of the heroic ‘conductors’ of the Underground Railroad, the celebrated route to freedom for an estimated 50,000 African-Americans who escaped slavery by travelling along a network of safe homes and hideouts to
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Disappearing Landmarks: 5 Must-See Spots to Visit While You Still Can!

These 5 disappearing landmarks deserve a spot on every must-see list! The small island nation of Malta was rocked when the iconic Azure Window collapsed on March 8th, 2017. The rocky arch by the sea was featured in the holiday pictures of thousands of tourists, bright blue sea framed perfectly
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St Augustine Florida Fort Cannon
Gators, Gunpowder and Ghosts of St. Augustine, Florida

If Ponce de Leon met an alligator when he landed on April 2, 1513 it’s hard to say which one of them would have jumped first – the leathery gator or the metal clad conquistador. They are both still a big part of St. Augustine, Florida’s culture, 451 years later. 
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Exploring Medalta Potteries in the Historic Clay District, Medicine Hat AB (Family Fun Canada)
The Alberta Industry That Clay Built: Exploring Medalta Potteries in Medicine Hat’s Historic Clay District

Standing inside the cool, spacious and dimly lit brick-walled beehive kiln at Medalta Potteries, watching my seven year old daughter crane her neck to see to the top of the curved ceiling, it’s hard to imagine the same space crammed from floor to ceiling and wall to wall with hundreds to thousands of clay objects stacked in
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kingslanding_Where history is awesome. Photo Jan Napier
Long Before Cell Phones at Kings Landing Historical Settlement

Sometimes I wish that cell phones had never been invented. So many of us, including our kids, are non-productively slumped over them for way too much time. What would it have been like in a simpler time, long ago? Step through a portal to the past at Kings Landing Historical
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Travelling Your Roots – The Journey Home to Scotland - MacdonaldCastleFerns - Credit Kaeleigh MacDonald
Travelling Your Roots – The Journey Home to Scotland

There it was. Nestled into the valley, dripping with vines and overgrown wildflowers, the castle! Its walls were crumbling, and it had no roof, but the majesty and history of the aged structure were not lost on us. “Wow,” my husband exclaimed. This was it. His family’s ancestral home, the
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Virgina - Jim and Dottie have seen some changes in Lynchburg, but they love their lunch dates at Market and Main - Photo Debra Smith
Falling In Love with Virginia

Like its state slogan says, Virginia is for lovers – especially if you love the outdoors, history and romance. Here are three short trips around the state, tailor-made for falling in love with Virginia. Romance from Lynchburg to Luray “If Hollywood is calling, tell them to get in touch, I’m
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