The Beautiful Land Across the Water: Chincoteague Island

Even though it’s Assateague that has the ponies, it’s Chincoteague that’s famous. Ever since Marguerite Henry’s beloved children’s book, Misty of Chincoteague, made its debut, the island of Chincoteague has had a renown that’s completely disproportional to its size. The name Chincoteague (sheen-koh-teeg) comes from that same group of Algonquin Native Americans who named Assateague … More The Beautiful Land Across the Water: Chincoteague Island

Where the Wild Ponies Are: Assateague National Seashore

“We’re going to see the ponies!” I honestly had no idea what my mother was talking about when I read that message. What she meant was that she had planned a trip to Virginia for the family this year. She’d booked us a long weekend over Labor Day on Chincoteague Island, located on the ocean … More Where the Wild Ponies Are: Assateague National Seashore

Light Bulbs, Phonographs, and Spinning Buildings: The Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum

“We got these from a shop in Milan,” my supervisor said, pointing to some old phonographs in library storage. “It’s the town where Edison was born. I don’t know if you know anything about him, but it’s a nice town and there’s a museum there.” As it turns out, I was a bit familiar with … More Light Bulbs, Phonographs, and Spinning Buildings: The Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum