Saturday, June 16, 2018

Trailwork at northern Hemlock Hills (White Trail)

Trail session at northern Hemlock Hills.

Photos of trail work in progress and the White Trail. We built a B line (lots of benching) and pieced together some really serious rock work up top and at the bottom. Photos below wee taken about healf way thru our sesseon.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Return to the Native American Museum

Lunch hour today was a return visit to the Smithsonian Native American Museum located in the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House. What an amazing building! In addition to the Native American Museum, I discovered the National Archives as well an interactive exhibit on the lower level called imagiNATIONS Activity Center.  See earlier visit >

Native American Museum

1890 Map - Six Nations
One of  many displays in the rotunda detailing Native American participation in the Armed Forces


Visiting the National Archives - marble magnificence!
The National Archives were up the stairs
Looking toward the Great Rotunda
Its a small exhibit but there's separate fully-equipped room for doing research.
Close Up

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Amazing hands-on educational stuff focused on what various Native American cultures contributed to the world....
The importance of corn
Plants and Natural Medicines
Rope Bridges

Further Info

  • Great video about the building
    The Custom House was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976. In 1979, New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission made the exterior and public interior spaces a city landmark.
  • imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Lunch Hours - Lower Manhattan

Battery Park

It's always a pleasure... lunch hour walks in Lower Manhattan :-)

Friendly Critters!


Great Statues



Along the Waterfront...

Along the East River

Jazz Music on the Street!