A quick weekend trip to Pensacola, Florida. I talk about food and drink in the Gulf Coast town. Also, I tell the story of Betty Skelton Franklin Erde, “First Lady of Firsts.”
When we were at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center, we heard about world re-nowned artists, the Delaney Brothers, Beauford and Joseph. Eventually the Beck Center will have a separate building dedicated to the brothers. But for now, I thought I would go down to the KMA and check out their art. It turns out that the KMA is going to be having an exhibit featuring Beauford next month. So, I’m going to wait to discuss the Delaney brothers. Instead, I’m going to talk about the female artists exhibited.
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I spent the weekend in Bristol TN / VA. I ate, drank, walked, took pics, and even learned about the Birthplace of Country Music! Listen to the latest episode to find out more.
I got into town on Friday night.
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We spent the day in East Knoxville, including visiting the Beck Cultural Exchange Center. Listen to the latest episode to find out about the Center and African-American history in Knoxville, TN.
A quick stop for coffee and a sweet snack.
The Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Beck is Knoxville’s own African-American history museum, as well as research center and cultural exchange.
Last Days of Autumn
Lunch at a local brewery.
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Did I eat in Boston? Did I drink? Yes, yes, I did. Listen to the episode to find out where and what. Hint, there was Guinness involved. In addition to Boston eats, this episode includes the Derby in Salem, MA and some dining in Providence, Rhode Island.
Outside of Boston
On my trip to Boston, I detoured to Providence to visit a friend. PVD is a beautiful Rhode Island town with some great architecture and rich history. This episode features historic women from Providence, RI.
In this episode, I talk about Helen Metcalf, one of the founders of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). I also share the story of Mary Dyer, a Quaker martyr. In addition, I talk about Elizabeth Buffum-Chace, an abolitionist and women’s rights advocate. And finally, Christiana Carteux Bannister, abolitionist and founder of the Bannister House.
While in Boston, I knew that I had to make the trip up to Salem. Did I mention that it was October? So, on a Saturday, in October, I went to Salem. It was rainy and busy. The pics don’t show a lot of people because they were all at the witch museum. After Salem, I headed back into Boston to check out the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
In the 3rd episode from Boston, MA. I finish up my first day with a visit to the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company and the Old State House. I tell the story of Crispus Attucks, the first person killed in the Boston Massacre and the first American killed in the Revolutionary War.
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This episode tells the story of Lewis Hayden, an escaped slave from Kentucky. Hayden went on to become an integral figure in the anti-slavery movement. Hayden and his wife, Harriet, provided a safe haven for hundreds of escaped slaves.
Sorry, I will not be releasing a new episode this week because my throat’s a mess. I think my dog believes I should tough it out, though.