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
To bring a little holiday cheer to your family from the Roaming Historian family, I thought I would share photos from our visit to Bronner's Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth, Michigan. At the end of the Second World War, Wally Bronner started a sign-painting business that would eventually grow to be the world's largest Christmas store.… Continue reading Happy Holidays!
I love a stately entrance to a hotel…after all, you only get one chance to make a first impression. The historic Dearborn Inn (1931) in exudes elegance. Driving through the wrought-iron gate up the circular drive to the hotel's impressive façade, I felt transported…as if I were a guest at someone's peaceful country estate (no… Continue reading An Elegant Step Back in Time—the Dearborn Inn
Island port towns are by nature important areas of commerce—stops along a trade route that connects vast areas and disparate peoples. The history of Willemstad, Curacao is one of maritime trade and Dutch imperialism. Today, the city's European influence is apparent, as is its shipping traditions. I visited Curacao as a stop on a Caribbean… Continue reading Walking Through the Cultural Sites of Willemstad, Curacao
A loin cloth-wearing gladiator with a bright red plume atop his helmet sauntered by while two children battled each other with swords. No, I had not stumbled onto a movie set; I was at one of the most recognizable historical sites in the world—the Roman Colosseum. I was four or five years of age when… Continue reading A Colossal Piece of History—the Colosseum