As I mentioned in my last post, I flew up to Maryland last Wednesday evening with my two youngest daughters to visit family and celebrate the recent wedding of my father Phil and his new bride Anny. The festivities were scheduled for Sunday, so we had time to go out and do things for a couple of days.
On Thursday, we drove over to Glen Echo to see the Clara Barton National Historic Site. This massive house was built for her to use as the headquarters for the American Red Cross, which she had founded. She lived and worked here for the last 15 years of her life.
|From the outside - this place is huge!|
After we arrived, we discovered that the museum is about to be closed for renovation - perhaps for two years - and that all of the furniture had already been removed. It was still fascinating to see the architecture and hear the stories.
|In the main hallway, looking up|
|Supply closets built into the walls|
|Looking down from upstairs balcony|
Since the rooms were empty of furniture, I had the opportunity to focus on photos featuring windows and light. I'll take my opportunities where I can find them.
We enjoyed the tour, which was both educational and inspiring. We learned so much about her life as a nurse, humanitarian, founder of the Red Cross, advocate for women and African-Americans, public speaker, and more.
|Our tour guide|
|Modern shoes, vintage rug -|
will she walk in Clara's footsteps?
|Books and magnets to take home|
as a reminder of her legacy
|This Florida girl takes the snow |
where she can find it -
even just a little patch!
|House from the back|
|The nearby Potomac River|
|On the way we passed |
the hospital in Silver Spring
where my oldest two daughters
were born in the late 1980s.
Nursing has come a long way!
|More modern windows and light|
along the D.C. Beltway
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