Today in American history…the US Constitution was ratified on September 17, 1787 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Today in American history…John F Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island on September 12, 1953.
The Waltons was a much beloved television series created by Earl Hamner, Jr about his family growing up in the depression era in the eastern slopes of the Shenandoah Mountains in rural Virginia.
It was a beautiful day to take a ride and visit The Waltons Museum, The Hamner Home and also John & Olivia’s Bed and Breakfast Inn located in the small scenic town of Schuyler, Virginia.
We first stopped at The Walton’s Museum and was so impressed by the wonderful items inside. Marlin is a HUGE fan of The Walton’s television show and was so excited when the wonderful staff allowed him to sit at the dining room/kitchen table.
Here are more pictures of the fabulous kitchen and dining area…
Here are some of the wonderful mementos along the walls in the museum
And here are some of John Boy Walton’s Bedroom…
The living room was so amazing. It’s as if we were stepping onto the set of the tv show.
Earl Hamner’s Camera Equipment
Grandma and Grandpa Walton with the old radio
Leaving the museum…
Visiting the Hamner Home. The family based on the tv show The Walton’s.
We then visited the wonderful John & Olivia’s Bed and Breakfast Inn
If you are ever in Schuyler, Virginia…I truly highly recommend visiting this quaint town tucked away in the Shenandoah mountains. Enjoy your visit partaking in all of the contributions of the Hamner family and the wonderful people in Schuyler. It was like stepping back in time for a brief few moments. A much needed respite from the business of our daily lives!
Today in American history…Thurgood Marshall becomes the first African American to be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice on August 30,1967.
Today in American history…Martin Luther King gave his “I have a Dream Speech” on the steps of The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on August 28, 1963. To watch it in its entirety click here
Today in American history…Elizabeth Ann Seton was born on August 28, 1774 in New York. She would become the first American Catholic Saint in 1975 and was the founder of the Sisters of Charity.
Today in American history…Our 36th US President, Lyndon Johnson, was born on a farm near Stonewall, Texas.
Some of his lifetime accomplishments were:
***Elected to the US House of Representatives in 1937. His time in office was interrupted due to his service in WWII. He signed up for the Navy and won the Silver Star for bravery. Upon arriving home, he continued his service in the House until 1948 when he was elected and became a US Senator representing Texas.
***Became the US Senate’s Minority Leader in 1953.
***Became the US Senate’s Majority Leader in 1954.
***Selected and nominated as John F Kennedy’s Vice Presidential running mate in 1960.
***Became the US Vice President in 1961
***When President Kennedy died on November 22, 1963, President Johnson was sworn in as our Nation’s 36th US President.
***Officially elected to the Presidency by the American people in 1964.
As President, a few of his notable accomplishments were:
Created and pushed through legislation to create Medicare/Medicaid, Head Start, The Voting Rights Act and The Civil Rights Act.
Today in American history…The Lincoln–Douglas debates began on August 21, 1858. They were a series of seven debates between Abraham Lincoln (Republican Party candidate for the US Senate from Illinois) and the incumbent Senator Stephen Douglas (the Democratic Party candidate). The main issue discussed in all seven debates was slavery in the United States and focused particularly on slavery’s future expansion into new US territories.
Today in American History…former First Lady Rosalynn Carter was born on August 18, 1927 in Plains, Georgia. She married Jimmy Carter on July 7, 1946 and he would eventually be our 39th US President (1977-1981).
Happy 93rd Birthday, Mrs Carter! 🇺🇸