February 2018 Archives

February 15, 2018

One hundred twenty years ago today, the United States armored cruiser naval ship USS Maine exploded in Havana Harbor killing approximately 260 of the 355 sailors on board. The ship was on a mission to protect American citizens in Cuba caught up in the Cuban struggle for independence from Spain, which had begun in 1895. Although no one could prove Spain was behind the attack, the... Read More

February 12, 2018

Dust hangs in the air at the end of the day in our soon-to-be changing exhibit and study galleries. This dust means progress. It’s generated by cleaning up after hours of hanging gypsum board and mixing plaster. Months of planning finally segued to construction in October 2017, by first removing layers of past remodeling efforts and then beginning work on the new. When finished, the new... Read More

February 7, 2018

Arriving at the Denver airport in a snow flurry, I gladly scrunched my long winter coat into the suitcase before I checked in for my flight to Nassau, Bahamas. The Commonwealth actually consists of 700 islands and stretches over 5,000 square miles in the Atlantic Ocean. The Chapter arranged for me to be personally met by a representative from the Tourism Bureau who whisked me through customs... Read More

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