April 2012 Archives

America's Stonehenge is at the top of Mystery Hill in North Salem, New Hampshire. Carbon dating indicates the site was built 4000 years ago.

Benjamin Franklin is credited with being the first person to propose Daylight Saving Time. It was not actually adopted in the US until 1918.

Rain Sticks,created in Peru hundreds of years ago,produce the the sound of rain as tiny pebbles cascade across thorns in hollow wooden tubes

Sacagawea accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition as an interpreter and guide in their exploration of the Western United States.

The Statue of Liberty dedicated in 1886 was inspired by Laboulaye and designed by Bartholdi.The structural framework was designed by Eiffel.

The planet Jupiter has 63 moons.The largest is Ganymede,it is larger than planet Mercury.The next largest moons are Callisto, Io,and Europa.

Hiram Bingham was credited with Machu Picchu's discovery on July 24, 1911, even though German Augosto R. Berns found the site in the 1870s.

Ben Franklin
Marie Curie

From Japan, Edo period, late 17th century AD, these Kakiemon Elephants are made from porcelain with a milky-white glaze called nigoshide.   More...

The Morgan Monroe Mandolin has a solid carved spruce top with a solid carved flamed maple back and sides. The neck is flamed maple. The radius fretboard and adjustable bridge are both ebony.

The Old Mill

the MIM

The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) is a magical place to explore the musical instruments and music of the world.

  • 2011 Windland Awards Winners - Nature's Best Photography
  • Mies van der Rohe - Museum of Modern Art
  • Miho Museum - Design of I.M. Pei
  • Uncover the secrets and explore the culture of the ancient Maya in this special collector's edition of Archaeology magazine.   More...

    The British Museum feature exhibition, Moctezuma Aztec Ruler, explores the last elected ruler who reigned AD 1502-1520.   More...

    Some of the moons of Saturn, namely Pan and Prometheus, act as shepherd moons, confining the rings and preventing them from spreading out.
    Johann Sebastian Bach's best known orchestral works are the Brandenburg Concertos, written in 1721. They are of the concerto grosso genre.