Friday, March 26, 2010

The Creation Museum








All images courtesy of Ashley Sumner.

The Creation Museum is located in Kentucky and is an excellent place for learners of all ages. The mission of this museum is to expose the truth of science, meaning it shows how a creation theory of the world is feasible, then goes on to prove this point. The founder of the museum is a hard-core creationist and has set his life's goal to showing people how evolution is not founded on proof of scientific facts.
The museum has a planetarium, book store, cafe, and a garden. It is an all-day adventure. In the garden, there are different things that go on; besides walking amongst the beautiful flowers and seeing hedge bush sculptures of various animals, one will come upon a petting zoo and also, if one dares...a snake show! The "snakeman" informs the audience of the dangers and interesting facts of a multiple variety of snakes. His big finale is his giant albino boa constrictor, which I got to hold. This museum is the perfect place to go for a field trip, family trip, or even a road trip!

Don't forget to check out the website!

Vicksburg National Military Park




Images courtesy of Ashley Sumner

The Vicksburg National Military Park is located in Vicksburg, Mississippi and is a must-see for all, especially those interested in history. The civil war was fought here and in the park you can see all the hills and trenches that were dug. There are memorials all around the park as well as grave sites and cannons. There is a memorial for each state that was represented in the civil war and the one shown above is the memorial for the state of Illinois. I believe it is the largest one and one is actually able to walk inside. This is a great place for all ages and sizes. I encourage all of you to check it out at least once.


Check out their website: http://www.nps.gov/vick/index.htm

Centennial Exhibit



image courtesy of http://www.usm.edu/pr/cms/images/stories/2009/August/centennial%20gateway%20rendering_1.jpg



The Centennial Exhibit at the University of Southern Mississippi is located on the first floor of the Cook library. It is a great exhibit for all of those interested in the history of the University. The different attractions that can be found there are things such as report cards, letters, band uniforms, cheerleading uniforms, etc. Also, there is an interesting little note that tells about how the university chose its colors. This is an interesting exhibit for anyone and everyone who has a passion for the University.

Check out the website!

http://www.lib.usm.edu/index.php?id=2167