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Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Alphabe-Thursday - K - Karpeles Manuscript

THIS IS AN ALPHABE-THURSDAY POST


Empty tables are good, that means everyone has left for Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday, on her "Off on my tangent" blog.

      ...and everyone is invited to Duluth.....


       You may already know this place, and when you hear Duluth, Minnesota you may think of it.  This is Spilt Rock Lighthouse just off Highway 61, northeast of Duluth.  
       Can you journey just 38 miles away from here?  To the shore of Lake Superior, near Leif Erikson Park (Rose Garden) and a spot nestled quietly among College of St. Scholastica and University of Minnesota-Duluth?  That's where my "K" destination begins.


KARPELES MANUSCRIPT
 LIBRARY MUSEUM.

and what could be better - it's a Free museum.....expect to be amazed.....




Sorry, by now all the Christmas decorations are gone.  Meet a very wise Mr. Tree.   After all, who doesn't need to read about things?

Especially important documents we've maybe only heard about.

Don't just take my word for the letter " K " and   "KARPELES MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY MUSEUM

See for yourself....

If you can't slip away to Duluth, not even by ship, check out this link to Karpeles and view much of their collections right on your own computer.  Maybe not as good as in person, but it's there at all times! 

http://www.rain.org/~karpeles/dul.html

It's both educational and entertaining!

See, the U.S. Bill of Rights, the Emancipation Proclamation Amendment, Handel's Messiah, all on display in their original handwriting!

All fields of history, exploration, literature, science, music and art.

There's even a gas bill paid by Thomas Edison!  Imagine that!


     Have you heard of the "Olive Branch Petition?"....you can see it there.

A special grouping about Sigmund Freud is going on now and lasts through April 30, 2012.

Prepare to be renewed and bring those children too busy with Angry Birds and other video games....this place will unleash surprising things!

902 East 1st Street Duluth, Minnesota


So don't forget to check out other letter "K" posts just visit Jenny!

.....and no worries, Jenny only looks like this when our assignments aren't complete!

http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2012/02/alphabe-thursday-letter-k.html

32 comments:

Tina´s PicStory said...

looks like a cozy cafe :)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I have never heard of that library!

I guess I may have to add MN to one of my road trips....

Martin Willoughby said...

That lighthouse picture is impressive.

p.s. don't tell Jenny, but she does look scary.

Max Sartin said...

I love that lighthouse picture, and had to laugh at the school marm too.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I have no idea what Minnesota is like (other than pretty cold in the winter), but that cliff with the lighthouse is beautiful. And that museum sounds like a gem. I couldn't help but wonder why some of that stuff isn't in the Smithsonian. I'm wondering how they were able to obtain it all. Sounds like a fun place.

Jo said...

well it certainly sounds like a fascinating place to visit ... i love old documents and books ... anything paper actually!

Judie said...

The fourth letter of the alphabet isn't working on my keyboar so I will keep this short. Cool post, Karen!

xoxo

Bethe77 said...

Karen it is always fun to come and see what you ahve for us. I have never been to Duluth, Minnesota. Looks like a place I may need to come visit. Though I must say I would love to see that light house.

The picture of the wise tree is so cute from Christmas.

Nothing better than a free museum.
I love going to mesuems.

Blessings

Emille said...

What an awesome light house, as well as the rocks it's standing on!

Cloudia said...

how strange!

I posted a palm tree reading a book today. . .


Warm Aloha from Waikiki
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anitamombanita said...

Thanks for enlightening us. I'd never heard of the library. Sounds like a fascinating collection

Pondside said...

Every time I read the title of your blog I think "I need another 20 wits!!
This museum sound like quite a treasure. I went to see what the Olive Branch petition was - I wonder how many people know that little piece of your history??

Alan Burnett said...

I do love the idea of a manuscript museum and in this day and age it is something that is perfectly suited to digital technology.

Donna Heber said...

Hi Karen,

Thank you for sharing your museum with us. It sounds very intriguing.

Lola said...

Great *K* post – as always!
Love that lighthouse.

Thanks for stopping by,have a great weekend and look forward to *seeing* you again soon.

Vicki/Jake said...

Over from your cute pic at Judie's K post. My mom's family settled in Minnesota but I've never met them. Maybe someday I'll venture that way and visit this place. I love history so it's right up my alley:) Great K post...

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This looks like a wonderful place to explore.

gengen said...

Nice place i like to visit...:)

young-eclectic-encounters said...

Delightful post- love the school marm
Johnina

Sue said...

A manuscript library sounds like just my cup of tea. I would LOVE it, in fact.

=)

sage said...

Interesting... I need to spend time in Duluth. I've driven through it a few times, but have never stopped there. There is a nice trail that runs north of there, along the lakeshore in MN, that's supposed to be wonderful.

Filip Demuinck said...

The lighthouse on the cliff looks amazing.

Greetings,
Filip

JJ said...

Yes, yes, yes! We spent an anniversary in that area and loved Duluth. We played golf in Two Harbors, and I remember skipping flat rocks across Lake Superior like a couple of kids. Who knew I would ever meet another crazy person who would go out of her way to find a lighthouse! Great memories.

King of New York Hacks said...

I want to move into that lighthouse...brilliant photo.

Jenny Schouten Short said...

Nice photos, very beautiful. I'm glad to find you. xo Jenny

Karen S. said...

JJ - Happy you're back! Indeed, you married a very wise woman! There is so much around Duluth and along the shore for miles in all directions! Glad you got to meet Split Rock!

Karen S. said...

King, that really means something cuz you live closer to some really awesome lighthouses yourself! It truly is a beautiful spot....lots of stuff out there too!

Karen S. said...

Sage, You'd love it here! We've even camped in several of the many sites out here, even those you have to walk in to get to...and we've done the condo thing too...that's just it, there are so many various walks of life out here...I took my mother and kids there for a weekend once (my Mom talked about that trip forever) a place to rediscover so many things....although Lake Superior can get really wild!

Leovi said...

Yes, interesting Karpeles Manuscript. Greetings.

EG Wow said...

A FREE museum? Wow!And it has so much to offer!

Jenny said...

Wow... They really have a lot of stuff there...

The reading tree is too cute...

Great link to the letter "K"!

A+

Jenny said...

Actually, I only look like that on a GOOD day - ha!

I was reading forward looking to the conclusion of your story. Guess I'll have to wait and see if you do it for Peas in a Pod!