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.
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