Modern day tourism has its origin in the rediscovery of the ancient ruins of Greece and Rome by 17th- and 18th-century northern Europeans. Le Grand Tour was a rite of passage for the elite to gain education in the art, architecture, philosophy, language, of these formerly great civilizations, By 2015, international tourism increased to a record 1.2 billion people worldwide! Read the International Heritage News Network for more on global travel.

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August 10, 2019

Two years ago a post on this blog drew the relationship between two US landmarks in the  history of tennis - the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island and the home  of Robert Walter Johnson in Lynchburg, Virginia. The Hall of Fame resurre...

April 13, 2019

“The first place I go in someone’s house is their bookshelves. You can tell exactly who they are.” During World War II, the Nazis infamously stole and otherwis

April 6, 2019

Advances in technology often are viewed as signs of the future, but researchers exploring the past increasingly adapt modern technology in their efforts. Radio

March 10, 2019

"All that revenue will be used to clean and maintain the city's lagoons and public spaces, and to supplement more security officers." Italian officials have be

March 1, 2019

“It's not just for film fans, though “ A previous post on this blog shared examples of historic preservation influenced by the association of historic building

February 28, 2019

“highlights the beauty and peculiarity of the world” Images from botanical collections, medical museums, historical archives, art museums. Selections from the

February 12, 2019

“designed to immerse visitors in a typical ‘house party, circa 1905.” The Gilded Age in the United States generally referred to the post-Civil War period from

December 23, 2018

Gilded Age mansions along the Hudson River also celebrate with extravagant decorations - above photo of Mills Mansion, Staatsburgh State Historic Site, New Yor

October 30, 2018

Venice, sea level rise, climate change, historic cities, historic architecture, Venice tourism, Venice flooding, cultural heritage, international heritage

August 30, 2018

"Part of the school's ongoing efforts to address its historical reliance on slavery"

Public and private institutions across the United States (most notably in former slave-holding states along the Atlantic seaboard, particularly in the south) have been making strides to...

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