Local Museum Adventures

Though museums are always a centerpiece of trips, I’m generally terrible about making time to visit museums when I’m at home. There’s no good reason, other than what we all know is our biggest competition: the couch. But this summer, there were two exhibits at local museums that I wanted to make an effort toContinue reading “Local Museum Adventures”

An Ornamental History

When you’re a museum fan and an ornament collector, you might end up with a very full Christmas tree. . . Ornaments have long been one of my go-to souvenirs for big trips, so it’s little wonder that my tree is full of a lot of historic house museums. Several years ago, my friend andContinue reading “An Ornamental History”

Outsider History

I didn’t realize how much I’ve missed live theater until I was standing in a field on a hot, steamy July night. I was there for Family Dollar, an immersive play about a rapidly changing neighborhood in West Dallas. The play itself was excellent, but it’s the story behind the play that really got meContinue reading “Outsider History”