Monday Links for Dad

First of all, Happy Birthday Dad! You’re probably not reading this, but I love you anyway. =)  If you happen to see, say if Mom directs you to it, here are some fun links I thought you’d like for the World’s Fair. Next time I’m home, I am going to ask if you have any memorabilia.

My dad loves the 1964 New York World’s Fair; he spent many childhood days there (he grew up in Forest Hills Gardens, Queens).

Here are some links about the 1964 Fair:

Expo Museum

An awesome photo set on Flickr

Walt Disney also had a hand in the New York Fair

A great Images of America book about the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair

Read a brief history of the fair on the Gotham Center blog

The World’s Fair Carousel

Photo spread from 1965 National Geographic magazine.

And of course, you can always search YouTube for videos about the fair.

Happy Monday! Happy Birthday Dad! Happy Fair-Going everyone.

Friday Links

Fun travel related Friday links for all:

A nice overview of Route 66 history and present study, as seen on Preservation Nation. Speaking of studying Route 66, can you say dream job? How can I get in on this?

A beautiful mansion outside Philadelphia in desperate need of some love and a new life: Lynnewood Hall in Elkins Park, PA. (Thanks to Jen G for this one.)

You are allowed to take pictures in public places. Architectural surveyors, rest easy and read on (though it gets somewhat complicated). (Thanks to Maria for this one.)

The 50 greatest attractions of Roadside America. However, a few of us have already had a discussion and find many to be missing: The Corn Palace, the Big Duck… what else? Add it! (Thanks to Maria for sending the entertainment.)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday Links

In the spirit of a Happy Friday and in promoting connectivity to the rest of the preservation world, here are some fun related links I’ve stumbled upon across the web:

Feel like proclaiming your love of preservation and historic sites on a map! If you love maps, this is perfect for you.  Visit the National Trust’s website to add your name to a list of supporters who want to put history back on the map. Click here.

You’ve heard of Americorps – well how about HistoriCorps? From the website: HistoriCorps is an initiative of Colorado Preservation, Inc. to engage volunteers in historic preservation projects. Volunteers and students work with trades specialists including: logworkers, masons, window restorers, roofers, and solar energy technicians to preserve historic resources on and near public lands. PreserveNet had some internships posted from HistoriCorps a few months back, but you can always volunteer. Working preservation vacation anyone?

Wondering what kids are learning about historic preservation in elementary school? Well, the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency has a website dedicated to preservation education for elementary school students called Architeacher.

Most of us say how far reaching preservation can be; now there is a website called HISTPRES: Unique Jobs in Historic Preservation that is showing everyone just how true that is. It is updated often with all sorts of job, all that can be tied into preservation.

Have you heard that remains of an 18th century ship have been found at the World Trade Center? Yes, for real!  What was it doing there? In the 18th and 19th century, wood cribbing was used to extend shorelines, according to the article.

Flamingos, we may have been outdone at weddings: talk about a wedding featuring flamingos. Click and scroll down to about midway through the post at Green Wedding Shoes. You cannot miss the flamingos. This couple’s reasoning: their Florida ties. Regardless, what an awesome idea.

Happy Friday!

(Readers, do you like sharing links? Should I continue to do this weekly, biweekly? Let me know. I’ll do my best to seek out exciting sites and stories worth mentioning.)

Friday Links

Happy Friday! In case there is a rain cloud heading your way, here are some fun links to check out:

Want some information about greening your home? Head over to the Virginia Preservation Toolkit and the Interactive Preservation House where you can click on windows, doors, walls, etc. to learn what you can do to improve the energy efficiency in your home. (Thanks to Missy for sending it along!)

Isn’t sprawl way more noticeable in the summer when you’re road tripping and just to see scenic America? I think it is. Is sprawl increasing since 1980? Do we have too much stuff?  It’s a good time to speak up — head over to Time Tells by Vince Michael (of the NTHP) and share your comments on his Retail Sprawl post.

PreservationNation has had some great posts lately, which warrant response thoughts here (coming soon). Talk about sustainable communities and turning young adults into preservationists.

Love Monticello? Thomas Jefferson? Heirloom gardens? Historic landscapes? Visit Vintage Food, Fresh Wine to read about part of Jen’s experience at the Historic Landscape Institute.

Ever heard of the neighborhood Preservation Park in Oakland, CA? Love the name. Interesting — requires more reading before I make up my mind.

Have a great weekend! The flamingos are flocking to Virginia for yet another wedding!!

Your car wants one too.