Presidents Day: Midwesterners who served in the White House

About a third of American Presidents (15 of 44) have Midwestern roots. Can you name them? Only kidding. The quiz comes at the end of the post. We’ve visited seven locations related to our presidents, with six of them belonging to the Midwest. In addition, Rapid City, SD, is home to Mount Rushmore, honoring four […]

Did you say FREE? Smithsonian Museum Day Live 2014

Interested in visiting a museum for free this Saturday, Sept. 27th? Museums across the Midwest (and across the country) are opening their doors to the public for free as part of Smithsonian Museum Day, sponsored by the Smithsonian Institutions.  Check out for more details on getting your free ticket for a museum near you. […]

Hoover museum allows different look at presidency

I always knew Herbert Hoover as the president in office when the Great Depression hit in 1929. Apparently, he was quite the humanitarian. He spent years working to end poverty and help people around the world. As a small boy in Iowa, he had the Quaker beliefs toward service to others instilled in him. These […]

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