June/July 2006

TRAVEL NOW: Learning from Landmarks

Immerse yourself in culture and take one of these enriching and educational trips to a legendary landmark:

Smithsonian: National Museum of American History
Washington, D.C.
www.americanhistory.si.edu

The collections at the National Museum of American History are dedicated to broadening visitors' understanding of the United States. The museum is home to more than 3 million artifacts, ranging from Abraham Lincoln's top hat to Dorothy's ruby slippers. Now through September, check out "Legendary Coins & Currency" along with dozens of other ongoing and rotating exhibits.

Gateway Arch
St. Louis, Missouri
www.stlouisarch.com

A breathtaking 630-foot-high arch of stainless steel memorializing our nation's westward expansion greets you in St. Louis. While there, check out the Museum of Westward Expansion, a repository of American Indian and pioneer-era artifacts, and take the tram ride to the top of the arch for an amazing panoramic view of the "Gateway City."

National Civil Rights Museum
Memphis, Tennessee
www.civilrightsmuseum.org

The National Civil Rights Museum is housed in the Lorraine Motel, the site of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in 1968. Learn about important moments in our nation's civil rights movement and pay homage to the people who paved the way for change.