Image: Battle of Manila Bay. Credit: Wikipedia
Justin Jouvenal in the Washington Post’s Buzz, writes that the Patsy Cline Historic House is opening in Winchester, Va., on Aug. 2.
The Independence Seaport Museum has made an emergency patch on the hull of the Olympia, an 1892 cruiser from the Spanish-American war. The museum is seeking a new home for the craft, which was Rear Adm. George Dewey’s flag ship during the Battle of Manila Bay. AP
The tombstone of Hinda Amchanitzky (d. 1910), who wrote what may be the first Yiddish cookbook, has been returned to her grave on Staten Island, according to Sam Roberts of the New York Times’ City Room blog.
Katie Zezima, writing in the New York Times, says that some homeowners love old windows — and we’re not talking Win95.
The creation of New York’s Central Park erased an African American community known as Seneca Village. Now archeologists are excavating to see what traces remain, according to Lisa W. Foderaro in the New York Times.
The Newberry Library in Chicago has found some rare items among the books donated for its annual fundraising sale, William Mullen writes in the Chicago Tribune.