April 7, 2014

Salem museum exhibit features classic Airstream

Gotta penchant for following modern history? If your travels take you out Massachusetts way, the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem may be your ticket of interest. Step into the museum's atrium and feast your eyes on one of the RV lifestyle's icons: A pristine Airstream Clipper trailer, straight out of the 1930s.

The museum's current exhibit, "California Design, 1930 – 1965: Living in a Modern Way," brings not only Wally Bayam's dream trailer to life again, but over a couple hundred more objects that take you on a living history program through the Golden State's golden age.

For those who'd like to take a trip back in time, clean across the country, here's the opportunity. The artifacts in the exhibit include a diverse array of furniture, textiles, fashion, industrial and graphic design, ceramics, jewelry, metalwork, film and architecture, this exhibition celebrates the innovation and pervasiveness of midcentury modern design. The work of legendary designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Richard Neutra, and Greta Magnusson Grossman are explored, as is the sociological and geographical context which gave rise to this unprecedented design movement. Organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), this exhibition is the first major study of California midcentury modern design – or so says the news release.

Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm
Open the third Thursday of every month 10 am-9:00 pm
Closed Mondays (except holidays)

East India Square
161 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970-3783 USA
Phone: 978-745-9500, 866-745-1876
For the Hearing Impaired: 978-740-3649

photo credits: Distant Shot: © 2014 Peabody Essex Museum. Photograph by Allison White; Detail Shot: © 2014 Peabody Essex Museum. Photograph by Walter Silver

March 5, 2014

Arriving soon -- Spring! -- at the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.

On March 4, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, National Park Service, Embassy of Japan, and Washington, D.C. leadership gathered to announce plans for the 2014 Festival, to be held March 20–April 13.

The 2014 Festival commemorates the 102nd anniversary of the gift of the cherry blossom trees from Tokyo to Washington, D.C., and the enduring friendship between the United States and Japan.

The National Park Service announced that peak bloom (defined as when 70 percent of the blossoms are open) will be April 8–12.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is the nation’s greatest springtime celebration. The 2014 Festival includes three spectacular weeks and four weekends of events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty and community spirit.

Click here for complete Festival information.

(Photos courtesy nationalcherryblossomfestival.org)

January 9, 2014

Explore Pennsylvania 2014 is now available

Camp Hill, PA – The Pennsylvania RV & Camping Association (PRVCA) is pleased to announce the release of the 2014 edition of Explore Pennsylvania. The official PRVCA membership directory and consumer magazine features 52 pages of RV and camping tips designed to give consumers the latest information in RV trends as well as information about PRVCA members.

This year’s publication features Pennsylvania county fairs, RVing with grandchildren, tips on how to conserve, reduce and reuse while on the road, fun at America’s Largest RV Show and more.

This guide contains a PRVCA membership directory connecting readers to campgrounds, dealers, suppliers, manufacturers and other services.  The listings contain contact information and a brief description of the products and services available. The dealerships and campgrounds are divided into five geographic regions making it easy to find an RV or campground in a desired location. Manufacturers, service, suppliers, transport, rentals, press, insurance, finance, distributors, associations and after market dealers are listed alphabetically by category.  The guide also includes attractions and events in each geographic area.

75,000 copies of Explore Pennsylvania will be distributed at over 40 RV shows throughout the East Coast (including America’s Largest RV Show).  The magazine will also be on PRVCA’s website, at member locations, at welcome centers along the Pennsylvania Turnpike, through Pennsylvania visitor’s bureaus, and the RV Hall of Fame.

If you would like to view Explore PA visit www.prvca.org and select “Camping Guide.” To receive your free copy, or if you are interested in distributing them at your place of business, call the PRVCA office at 888-303-2887.