Andrew G. Truxal Library compiles monthly a bibliography for the The Guild for L.I.F.E. to accompany members to their trips and/or tours. Each month the Guild for Life visits museums, parks, gardens, art galleries and factories from the Mid-Atlantic region. For more information, please visit: The Guild for Life.
This archive of past trips is a great resource to identify special places to visit in our region. Browse by year to to see trips that are all day trips from AACC.
The Navy Yard Museum is located on the Historical Center of Washington D. C. It has an art gallery and the National Museum of the U.S. Navy with artifacts that date from the American Civil War to the present.
Belair Mansion is located in Collington, Bowie, Maryland. It is a Georgian plantation house in which breeding of race horses was practiced for 300 years.
Hillwood Estate and Gardens is the former residence of collector and philanthropist Marjorie Merriweather Post. It has a large arts collection including Russian and French art.
The Herr's Visitors' factory and center are located in Nottingham Pennsylvania. The company is famous for its potato chips of the same name and other snacks.
The Historic St. Mary's City is the first settlement and colonial capital of the State of Maryland. The city has several living history museums.
Fort McHenry is located at Locust Point, Baltimore, Maryland. The pentagonal fort is known for its role in the battle of September 13 and 14 during the War of 1812. A battle that inspired Francis Scott Key on the writing of the Star Spangled Banner.
The Choptank River boat company has reproductions of paddle wheeler boats that operate from their Suicide Bridge Marina. The business is located on Hurlock, Maryland on the Choptank River.
Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton was the first saint from the United States canonized by the Catholic Church. In Emmitsburg, Maryland she founded the first school for Catholic girls.
The American Visionary Art Museum is a museum located in Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland. It's founder and director is Rebecca Alban Hoffberger. The museum has displays of outsider art also known as raw art, art brut and intuitive art. The idea of the American Visionary Art Museum came about from the program People Encouraging People, which works with psychiatric patients.
Library photo courtesy of Barry Halkin Photography