The U.S. Army's history is our history, and you'll find it on a 56-acre complex in Carlisle, Cumberland County, home to the United States Army War College. It moved there from Washington, D.C. in 1951. Next door is the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center. The Army's archives are stored there.
It was the first thing we noticed. The unmistakable smell of books, those that have been in someone's hands, well read, on a shelf for awhile. The kind of books that have that good old book smell.
When you've been around 150 years, you tend to amass a few objects. The Berks History Center in Reading has collected more than 20,000, and it all began July 12, 150 years ago.
Sometimes things are exactly as they seem: Easy, beautiful, delightful, like when you're driving along and something catches your eye. This time, it's a pyramid in a pond. We wondered what it was for, but it's for nothing really. It's just for your fancy. That's how follies are.
Blueberry, apple and cherry. Fake, fake and fake. Up close, you can see the wick, but close your eyes, take a whiff, and you might not know the difference.
A simple piece of wood ends up becoming a chair, a table, a part of your home. You can watch as it all comes together in a place that started someplace else almost 50 years ago.