Feb 14 2011

President’s Day Field Trip

Our kids have both Friday and Monday off school this coming weekend, and with the making up of snow days it may be our last long weekend this school year.  Long weekends always get me thinking about fun family things we can do, and this one’s no different, especially since my husband is looking at a piece of farm equipment that’s located in Illinois.

Hmmmm… Illinois… long weekend… President’s Day… sounds like the perfect opportunity for a presidential field trip!

Although we may typically think of the presidents as hailing from the eastern United States, and the many monuments in the Washington, D.C. area, the Midwest has its share of presidential places to visit as well.  These are some I’ve thought of (with thanks to my friends on Twitter for their input).

Then, of course, there’s Ohio, which has turned out eight presidents, enough for a presidential site post of its own.

I’m hoping our President’s Day “field trip” will work out, but if not, I’ve had fun exploring presidential connections in the Midwest.  Do you know of any others?

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  1. Corrie on 19 Feb 2011 at 11:30 am

    I totally missed this post, but I love the idea of a Presidential Field Trip for Presidents Weekend, and I’m so glad you included my Omaha suggestion! We actually have one other presidential connection – Gerald Ford was born here too!

  2. Dominique on 21 Feb 2011 at 6:29 pm

    …and Gerald Ford grew up here in Michigan. I just did a couple of posts this past week about Ford’s grave site in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and a story about an exhibit of his wife’s (Betty Ford) dresses at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum. Next up, I’m finishing a post about the Ford museum itself (which I’ll post tomorrow).

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