Saturday, March 9, 2013

52 in 2013 - #10 Theme of the Week: History

Dan and I went to our local Bell County Museum this afternoon. I was confident that I would find something on display to use for my history-theme photo. It was an interesting visit, and I did take a number of pictures of the exhibits, but in the end I chose the old, historic Carnegie museum, itself, as the star of the History theme. I loved the intricate artistic architecture on the outside, but was even more impressed by the interior plaster relief. Andrew Carnegie (1835 - 1919) spent his last years as a philanthropist, after shrewdly accumulating his fortune. His philanthropic efforts included the establishment of public libraries and museums, such as this one. I recently watched the History Channel series, The Men Who Built America, which brought to life the stories of Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Rockefeller, Morgan, Frick and Ford. If you get a chance, be sure to watch this fascinating series of programs. 




3 comments:

tjmcchesney said...

I seen that...it was fascinating! Great shots of your beautiful museum...especially love the details in the bottom image!

Lois said...

The intricate detail of the second is fascinating. Beautiful architecture.

TonyW said...

Nicely done. The angle emphasises the buiding features. A number of Carnegie libraries near here - must remember when I get to that subject!