History of Pioneering Midwest – Steamboat Arabia Museum in Kansas City

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The Arabia Steamboat Museum is a unique time capsule of life on the American frontier in the mid-nineteenth century. The museum traces the history of the steamboat in both the 1800s and its salvage effort in 1988. It holds one of the best displays of pre-Civil War era artifacts in the Midwest. It’s collection consists of hundreds of thousands of items intended for daily life on the frontier including more than 4,000 pairs of boots and shoes, 247 hats, 235 ax heads, 29 jars of pickles, 328 pocket knives, and one children\’s doll. The Steamboat Arabia was built in Pennsylvania in 1853 and spent three years shuttling passengers and cargo through the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, back when rivers were the super-highways of the nation. On August 30, 1856, the steamboat was traveling up the Missouri River when it hit a walnut tree below the water’s surface, river rushed into the hull of the boat, and it sank in a matter of minutes. All 130 passengers survived, but an estimated 220 tons of cargo went down with it. Shortly thereafter, the river changed course, and the Arabia was buried underground. The cargo, destined for 16 towns on the frontier, was buried under a cornfield in Wyandotte County, Kansas for 152 years until it was discovered by River Salvage Inc.[9] In 1988, a group of self-proclaimed treasure hunters located it and began excavations.

Hours

Monday-Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Last tour starts at 3:30 p.m.)
Sunday
Noon – 5:00 p.m. (Last tour starts at 3:30 p.m.)

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Visiting California State Capitol

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Capitol building looks like a mini replica of U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.. Located in Sacramento, the Neoclassical structure was completed between 1861 and 1874 at the west end of Capitol Park. The building serves as both a museum and the state’s working seat of government. Visitors to the Capitol can at once experience California’s rich history and witness the making of history through the modern lawmaking process. Guests can explore all public areas of the California State Capitol and its surrounding park daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for free.

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Bundeswehr Military History Museum

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The Bundeswehr Military History Museum in Dresden is one of Europe\’s most important history museums. The redesigned Dresden Museum of Military History is now the official central museum of the German Armed Forces. It will house an exhibition area of roughly 21,000 square feet, making it Germany’s largest museum. It is located in a former military arsenal in the Albertstadt neighborhood of Dresden. The museum includes the original Brandtaucher, the first German submarine, built in Kiel in 1850.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York City, is the largest art museum in the United States with among the most significant art collections. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided among nineteen curatorial departments. The collection of Egyptian art at the Met is known to be one of the best in the whole world. Dating for the Paleolithic to the Roman period visitors can see up to 36,000 artifacts which started to be collected in 1906 when public interest in ancient Egypt suddenly grew. The Egyptian Collection is housed in 32 major galleries and 8 study galleries. The objects are arranged chronologically.

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Sacred Ellora Caves, India

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Ellora is a site of outstanding cave temples, datable between c. ad 575 and the end of the 9th century, 20 km north of Aurangabad in the Sahyadri Hills, Maharashtra, India. The cave temples and monasteries are excavated out of the vertical face of an escarpment. The 34 caves contain Buddhist Chaityas or halls of worship, and Viharas, or monasteries, Hindu and Jai temples. The Caves not only bear witness to three great religions (Buddhism, Brahminism and Jainism) but they also illustrate the spirit of tolerance, characteristic of ancient India, which permitted these three religions to establish their sanctuaries and their communities in a single place, which thus served to reinforce its universal value.

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Historical Games at Mindes Islands of Time 2013

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The 1,200 year old Minden offered a unique setting for exciting new productions of the past. Entertaining, informative and authentic history of different epochs were performed by international reenactment groups! It covered re-enactment of daily life in Mediaeval times against the backdrop of the 1200 year old Minden cathedral, a military church hospital at the time of the Battle of Minden along with historical impressions from Japan, masquerade and theatre with the Spanish historical performance group “La Tal” and etc.

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Tour of China Culture – Potala Palace, Tibet

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Potala Palace is a sacred place in the minds of Tibetans, as well as the symbol of Lhasa. It was built in the seventh century and it has already had a long history of over 1300 years. The temple complex covers a surface area of some 220,000 square meters, making it one of the largest in China. Comprising the White and Red Palaces with their ancillary buildings, was built on the Red Mountain in the center of Lhasa Valley, at an altitude of 3,700 meters. The Potala Palace has 1000 chambers. The white places was for secular use. It contained living quarters, offices, the seminary and the printing house. The red Palace’s function was religious. The Potala Palace has always been the political center of Tibet since the fifth Dalai Lama.

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What About Wedding in a Most Beautiful Castle in Europe

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You should book your wedding date minimum 10 – 12 months in advance. The main wedding season is between May and October. The Golden Hall or The castle chapel is used for weddings and other ceremonies. Wedding ceremony admission is 332,00 €. Bojnice castle standing on a travertine hill above the town. In 1970 the castle was declared a National cultural monument. The first written mention of the castle existence is from 1113. Originally it was the wooden fortress. Fortress was rebuild with stone over the 13th century and than renaissance and gothic style has been rebuilt in Romantism style in 19th century. Every year, the Bojnice Castle organize greatest International Festival of Ghosts and Monsters in April and May. Main idea of festifal has every year a different scary story. During this time a huge number of tourists visit castle, the zoo and Spa in Bojnice.

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Once the largest and most important church in Scotland, St Andrew’s Cathedral (1160-1318) now lies in picturesque ruins overlooking the North Sea in St Andrews. In addition to the Norman and Gothic ruins of the medieval cathedral, it includes St Rule’s Tower and a museum with an important Pictish sarcophagus. It was the seat of the Bishops of St Andrews from its foundation in 1158 until it fell into disuse after the Reformation. The ruins indicate the great size of the building at 350 feet (over 100 metres) long.

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The city castle of Kremnica consists of a complex of 13th -15th century objects, protected with a double line of fortifications. The oldest object is a 13th century carner, its fortifications were built in the 14th century. The dominant structure in the middle of the castle is the originally Gothic church of St. Catherine. The castle is a national cultural monument. The fame of town Kremnica in the past stemmed in gold mining. It also was the reason why Kremnica was called the “golden town”.

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