Teacher Resources & Lesson Plans Available For “Just Fine the Way They Are”

Since school will be starting soon, educators and parents who would like to engage their children in some fun learning activities can download lesson plans that accompany Just Fine The Way They Are; From Dirt Roads to Rail Roads to Interstates. Developed by two elementary educators who are also adjunct professors in the Department of… [Read More]

The National Road Brings the Historic Road Conference to Indianapolis

The national non-profit group Historic Roads is holding their annual conference on September 20-22, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dedicated to identifying, preserving and managing our nation’s historic roads and scenic byways, Indy was specifically chosen because of the region’s unique transportation history, which includes the Historic National Road. Read more about the work of this important… [Read More]

National Road Yard Sale

Beginning on May 30 and running through the early part of June, folks will be setting up shop along the National Road (US 40) and creating one of the longest yard sales going:  from Baltimore to St. Louis!  For 9 years now, beginning on the Wednesday following Memorial Day, churches, museums, stores, and plain old… [Read More]

Book Signing – National Road / Zane Grey Museum in Norwich, OH

What: Book Signing – Norwich, OH Location: National Road / Zane Grey Museum Description: Connie will be selling and signing books at the Antique Transportation Event. When: 10/1/11 – 1pm – 4pm

Backyard Stories

In 2004, I signed up for a Highlights Foundation Workshop on writing nonfiction and I grumbled silently for weeks before I set out for Honesdale, PA. The workshop leader, editor Carolyn Yoder, had asked each of us to bring a nonfiction piece about something “in our own backyard.” Up until then I had written about… [Read More]