Library and Museum Indefinitely and Temporally Closed

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The Houston Memorial Library and Museum is located in Athens, Alabama.  George Houston was the governor of Alabama and a US senator.

George Houston died in the 1870’s.  In the 1930’s, Houston’s family donated his house and property to the city of Athens.  The property was freely given, with the stipulation the city would create a library and museum.

The museum was filled with historical documents, books, and various artifacts.  I always enjoyed visiting, because I would find something I missed during my prior visit.  I also loved the atmosphere of rooms filled with old books and their smell permeating throughout the house.

Unfortunately, the building was not properly maintained.  The house is no longer safe for the public to visit, so the city closed the Houston Museum and Library last year.

I am not optimistic about their plans.  The sign says it is, “Indefinitely and temporally closed for renovations,” which makes me cringe on so many levels.

 

 

Huntsville Veteran’s Museum

The Huntsville Veteran’s Museum has an impressive collection of exhibits.  They also have information cards, so you can learn about the history of the exhibits.  I really enjoyed this museum and recommend it to anyone that happens to visit Huntsville, Alabama.

 

Spring Break 2017 – Pensacola, Florida

We went to Pensacola for spring break this year and our favorite part of the trip was the Pensacola Lighthouse Museum.

Gwen and I climbed to the top of the lighthouse.  We walked up 177 steps (similar to walking up 12 flights of stairs).  Also, the staircase was narrow with holes in each step, so you could see all the way to the bottom while walking back down the stairs.

Museum Photos

Lighthouse View

Congratulations – We Did It

Beach Photos

 

Bird Photos

 

Trees and Plants

 

Hanging Out at the Hotel and Other Random Photos

 

It was a great trip, but we are all glad to be back home.