The Museum That Looks Back At Its Racist Past

We’ve rediscovered our love for Chicago over the last two years. Whether it’s a visit to see Hamilton, catch a Phil Collins concert or even just an excuse for Sharon to pick up another Tiki Mug from Three Dots and a Dash (note from Sharon: YYYYAAAASSSS!!!!), we’re always up for another visit. We asked you for what we should do in Chicago and one of the places we’d never visited until our last trip was the Field Museum.

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I already shared how we were able to visit for free since my employer is one of the major contributors to the museum. Now, most people who visit the Field Museum want to see the dinosaurs, including Sue, the T-Rex (who was in rehab when we visited. But we still saw some sweet dinos.)

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Other people might be more interested in learning about two of the other infamous residents of the Field, the Tsavo Lions.

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While seeing all of these things were great, there was one exhibit that we’re still talking about for months after our visit. It is a fascinating retrospective on how people’s opinions can change towards a topic in the timespan of a single lifetime.

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Hamilton Fan? Don’t Throw Away Your Shot To See This Exclusive Hamilton Exhibition!

If you’re a fan of Broadway, especially Broadway musicals, you’re well aware that Hamilton has become a cultural phenomenon.

In 2016, it got a record-setting 16 Tony nominations (it won 11, including Best Musical), and was also the recipient of the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It has permanent-until-it-closes productions in NYC, Chicago and London’s West End, as well as three U.S. national tours. That’s on top of a half dozen or so special Hamilton-themed musical releases.

If all this is old hat to you, then you may be interested to know that next up will be Hamilton: The Exhibition.

Awesome…wow…

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When In New Orleans, You Really Need To Visit A Pharmacy

Don’t misunderstand me, I’m not talking about your neighborhood Walgreens here (although we did need to stop at the one on Decatur for some supplies during our trip).  The former home and business of the first registered pharmacist in the United States is now the site of the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum. While I had a certain professional interest in visiting, I can say that I’d think everyone would find at least some of the history of medicine and pharmacy to be enlightening.

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Help Us Plan Our Next Trip

Here we go again. It’s that time when I reach out to you, our readers, for suggestions. While we’ve visited London several times before, our trips have either been short stops or we’ve been busy doing other things, like the time Sharon was able to sing with her choir at Royal Albert Hall and I flew over for two days to see the concert and then flew home.

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Needless to say, those trips, while fun, didn’t have much time for sightseeing. And now, all of a sudden, we’re going to London for a week in just two months and have no idea what to do. We’ve covered most of the big tourist places already, like the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. We’ve also gone to Stonehenge and Oxford and don’t need to visit them again. We’ve been to the Harry Potter exhibit twice. I climbed to the top of St. Paul’s Cathedral on our first trip and we went for tea in the crypt on our last trip.

The one thing we don’t need to see, but probably will, is more Harry Potter filming locations. It’s become a thing for us.

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A HUGE J.R.R. Tolkien Exhibit Is Coming to the U.S., With Original Drawings, Manuscripts, Maps & More!

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” When these words were published in 1937, Oxford professor J.R.R. Tolkien introduced a brand new world to what would eventually become generations of readers. Whether you’re a fan of the books, the movies or both, if you enjoy of The Hobbit or The Lord of The Rings series, you are going to want to see this – I can almost guarantee it!

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