Henry Clay Historic Site… Sigh…

Banner ISOA  I have always admired Henry Clay for being a statesmen during some tumultuous times in America and was looking forward to visiting his home during my last micro-RV trip through Kentucky and Tennessee. I don’t like giving negative reports here on RJsCorner especially when it come to important historical site but this one deserves it.

I got there at 1:05pm to tour the home and small grounds and was told I would have to wait an hour as they only gave 15 minute guided tours on the hour.,  I explained that I was deaf and wouldn’t get anything from the tour guide’s talk so could I just walk through the home and take a few pictures for my blog. The response startled me.

They said that was not possible as you have to have a guide with you at all times and they don’t allow pictures anywhere except on the 1 acre grounds.  I guess they just don’t trust anyone and don’t want any pictures. I told them they were missing out on quite a bit of advertisement by their policies but that didn’t seem to matter to them.

So, here are a couple of “allowed” pictures.  If you happen to be in the area at a few minutes before the hour and don’t mind being unable to record your visit….

 

Henry Clay Site-3.jpgHenry Clay Site-4.jpg

Kentucky Artisan Center

I just returned from another trip InSearchOfAmerica.  This one was to Kentucky and Tennessee.  The first post I want to do for this trip is my quick stop at the Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea KY. I was almost overwhelmed with the artistry that I found there. I was first introduced to metal art of this quality while I was living in Guadalajara Mexico. I didn’t realize that our country’s artists produced work like this.

The Artisan Center is a State run organization to promote the local artists. It is well worth the stop if you are in the area.  One of these works now proudly have a place in the Walters homestead as a memory of this journey.

As usual click on any picture to see a larger slideshow view.