Exclusive tour of National Geographic Society archives

At a recent event I had the opportunity to enjoy an amazing private tour of the NGS archives located in the basement of this Worldwide famous institution. The archive collection contains millions of images, including illustrations made before photography was widely used, many historical images, first color pictures and a treasure trove of nature and human stories. The facility is

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Small Town charm – Strasburg, Virginia

I recently visited Strasburg, VA, a small town in the Shenandoah Valley founded in 1730 by,  according to some accounts, German descendants relocating from Amish towns from Lancaster, PA. area. The town had an early start in the commercial pottery industry due to excellent clay deposits in the Shenandoah river. This industry was well on until just after 1900. The

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