Video on Shaw Memorial

This post is coming to you from Boston, Massachusetts. I am here as part of a seminar with the National Endowment for the Humanities on the Philosophies of Education. One reason I applied to this seminar is that it would allow me to see the Shaw Memorial. I visited recently it recently and this is what I found.
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Explore this winter – new insights await

Check out the insightful piece in the January 11 Washington Post travel section on the Shenandoah National Park. There are two big ideas that relate to the Stoutsenberger Farmstead. The first is that winter is a great time to get off the path and explore as the landscape reveals itself and its secrets in new ways. Look for the old roads and the changes in the land. There might just be a story or a secret in that old fence line you never noticed before. The second insight involves the interse...
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National Museum of the American Indian

It is ironic but it seems to me in our digital age elements of the real have taken on an increased significance. In a world in which so much can be experienced on a screen, the act of holding, feeling, smelling, listening, sharing experiences can have increased appeal. It is like making that first batch of hand-cranked ice cream in the late June heat. People line up for their turn to crank the handle and wait with expectation and patience for the fruits of their labor. Homemade ice cream just ca...
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Welcome to our blog

Welcome to our new blog. This is a place we hope to provide news and insights about all matters of things related to the Stoutsenberger Farmstead. We will be exploring history, education, nature, other historic sites among other topics. Feel free to comment or make suggestions about topics in the space below. I want to begin by thanking all the volunteers who helped out around the farmstead this past year. Your energy, efforts, and enthusiasm are at the center of this enterprise. As an al...
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