Tuesday, June 15, 2010

USS Oklahoma Mast to Arrive in Muskogee

The Air Force Reserve just announced this weekend that a 40 foot section of the mast of the USS Oklahoma will be flown from Hawaii to Tinker Air Force Base. This is part of a tribute to be made at the Muskogee War Memorial honoring the USS Oklahoma and her crew. The Air Force Reserve will be flying the mast from Nellie Air Force Base on Ford Island to Tinker Air Force Base as part of a training mission using a C17 cargo aircraft. The mast will arrive at Tinker on June 21st and then be transported by truck to the Muskogee War Memorial Park and Museum in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

National Trust for Historic Preservation Offers Historic Homes Website

If you own a historic home or plan to in the future, check out the website @home-every home has a story. This site is a project of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a non-profit organization helping people protect, enhance and enjoy the places that matter to them. .

The introduction to the page states: "Home. It's not just where you live – it's a reflection of YOU – your personality, your passions and your unique style. It's also where history is made – family history, neighborhood history, American history. Whether you're looking to take a crack at rehabbing an older home or a seasoned house junkie, we've got the place for you to share restoration tips, home renovation war stories, and before-and-after pictures of your home projects."

The site offers a myriad of resources for historic home owners including weatherization tips, tackling tear downs, going green, as well as products and services. You will enjoy browsing the gallery of homes to see what others are doing or have completed. You can also include your own home project including pictures. Also included is an area that lists historic homes for sale.