Culture

Where in Va. is James Monroe?

July 31, 2017

We associate George Washington with Mount Vernon, Thomas Jefferson with Monticello and Poplar Forest, and James Madison with Montpelier; all imposing Virginia homes of early presidents. But, quickly now, what place do you associate with […]

Civil War

Touring Gettysburg like a pro

July 31, 2017

In Gettysburg, the assortment of readily available visitor facilities and guide services enables both casual visitors and dedicated Civil War scholars to meet the people and events from those three historic days in July 1863. […]

Culture

Get a different view of Gettysburg

July 27, 2017

The images of Gettysburg are burned into the consciousness of anyone who has visited the battlefield area: the expanse of grass across which Confederate Gen. George Pickett’s men charged; the rocks of Little Round Top […]

Culture

Tour some of Blair County’s historical treasures

July 3, 2017

Touring a destination with the help of a passport is something adventurers, explorers, and historians have grown to love. A new passport adventure is now available in Blair County, Pa. The Heritage Passport is more […]

Culture

Fort Roberdeau celebrates American independence

June 14, 2017

In the days of the American Revolution, Blair County was on the Pennsylvania frontier. The county, home to the city of Altoona, is still largely rural in nature. Located about three hours from Washington, D.C., […]