A blog about visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. As a travel blogger and professional historian, I provide tips on how to best see the art and artifacts within the Met, prices, an overview of collections, and my favorite areas of the Met Museum to visit.
I recently had the chance to explore Manhattan for the weekend and was once again struck by what a dream place it is for a fan of U.S. history. From Gilded Age mansions, cemeteries, palatial libraries, museums, and Beaux-Arts train stations to soaring skyscrapers and cathedrals, there is plenty of grandeur to absorb. Since a… Continue reading Things to Do in NYC: a Photo Essay
It is a jubilant time of year as people around the globe celebrate a host of holidays. At Roaming Historian, we are enjoying Christmas festivities and preparing for the New Year. I'm excited to get the Roaring 20s going! As I read posts from across the globe, I love seeing the various ways people… Continue reading Happy Holidays from the Roaming Historian & Family
From the moment I stepped onto the cobblestone rue Saint-Sulpice, Old Montreal had me under its spell. I wandered the various lanes and boulevards charmed by the buildings spanning almost four hundred years of history. Their arched doors, flower-boxed windows, wrought-iron accents, and stone walls beckoned one to explore. Those fond of North American history… Continue reading My Favorite Things to Do in Montreal
One of America’s finest art museums can be found on Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. Housed in a Beaux-Arts style white marble building, the collection within is even more spectacular than its fabulous exterior. With a massive arched façade and a copy of Rodin’s The Thinker out front, the main entrance reminds visitors that the Detroit… Continue reading Things to Do in Detroit: Detroit Institute of Arts