One of my favorite parts about visiting a National Park site is chatting with the Rangers. The Lincoln Home Rangers were a delight. It was wonderful to hear about Michael's time at the Statue of Liberty and his joy to be at the Lincoln Home. Ranger Peter proudly stood by the handrail in Lincoln's home that visitors get use as they climb to the second floor.
It is fitting that the two Moffat photographs I have chosen were both taken in Virginia, after all, it it known as the "Mother of Presidents." During my visit there in 2013 to attend an NCHE conference, I was reminded of so many of the pivotal events in our nation's history that have happened in the state of Virginia. It is amazing to think that events from early colonization to the American Revolution to the Civil War all took place in this state.
Aside from the historical events that have taken place in Virginia, can you name the eight presidents that were born in Virginia? All eight of the presidents are represented in the rotunda in the Virginia State Capitol. George Washington was of course the first and has the center display.
Hint: The other presidents are the 3rd, the 4th, the 5th, the 9th, the 10th, the 12th and the 28th presidents. Watch the Youtube video below to see if you can name them.