620 W College & Marengo St, Florence Alabama
This tiny log cabin was once the Memphis home of the bluesman W. C. Handy-"the father of the blues"-and was where he was living when he wrote "Beale Street Blues" and "Memphis Blues." Although the house has only a small collection of Handy memorabilia and artifacts, there are numerous old photos displayed, and the museum guide provides a rich narration.
Other History nearby:
(Kaukauna) Charles A. Grignon Mansion
(Elkhart Lake) Elkhart Lake Depot Museum
(Appleton) Fox Cities Children's Museum
(Green Bay) Hazelwood Historic House Museum
(Appleton) Hearthstone Mansion
(Elkhart Lake) Henschel's Museum of Indian History
06/18 Coming to The Florence area
Montello's Fish-n-Fun Montello WI May3-5 Fly over the city in a helicopter, paddle down the Fox River like Marquette and Joliet in a guided canoe, munch on cotton candy between thrilling carnival rides, send the kids fishing with the pros on Montello Lake.
Beer Barons World of Beer Festival Milwaukee WI June1 Tired of beer festivals where you spend more time in line
waiting for a beer than you do tasting them?
Welcome to a small beer festival.
Darboy Chickenfest Darboy WI June21-23 Free entertainment. Chicken dance contests with prizes. Pizza eating contest.
Cranberry Blossom Festival Wisconsin Rapids WI June20-23 More than 20 events including live music, a parade, arts and crafts, cranberry blossom tours, and culinary treats featuring Wisconsin's tart and tangy fruit, the cranberry!
Festa Italiana Milwaukee WI July19-21 Enjoy all new and exciting entertainment, a variety of wines and spirits, Italian heritage and fun attractions for all to enjoy. Benvenuto!
Milwaukee Brewfest Milwaukee WI July27 Unlimited sampling of hundreds of microbrews, craft beers, and ciders from around the state.