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Terry Turner

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Past articles by Terry:

Terry's Turn: A lifelong love of basements

I’ve lived in many houses and almost all had a basement. When we lived in Southern California very few houses had basements, but living in the Midwest we always had → Read More

Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad preserves Iowa railroading history

BOONE, Iowa – The history of railroading in Iowa is being saved and is on display at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum in Boone. The 9,000-square-foot museum is part → Read More

Terry's Turn: Time to hit the road

The weather is finally getting warmer and it’s time to hit the road. And for a lot of Siouxlanders that means hitting the road with a camper. → Read More

Plimoth Plantation offers glimpse into the lives of the Pilgrims

PLYMOUTH, Mass. – On Sept. 6, 1620, two ships, Mayflower and Speedwell, left Southampton, England, bound for the New World. Halfway through the journey, Speedwell developed leaks and turned back, → Read More

Terry's Turn: Is there a doctor in the house?

I’m at that age where it seems like all I do is go to see doctors. Eye doctor, heart doctor, kidney doctor, ear doctor ... you name a body part → Read More

Basha gallery in Arizona has world-class collection of Native American, Western art

CHANDLER, Ariz. – One man’s passion for art is now a world-class collection of Native American and Western art. For Eddie Basha Jr. that passion began as a young boy. → Read More

From armory to museum: Historic building in NM houses vehicles, dolls, quilts, more

DEMING, N.M. – The history of the local area and New Mexico is being saved in an historic building in the southwestern part of the state. The Deming Luna Mimbres → Read More

Terry's Turn: Winter fun, and conquering fear

During the cold and snowy months when I was a kid in North Omaha, we did all the usual winter activities, like having snowball fights, building snow forts, ice skating → Read More

Iconic Portland Head Light continues to illuminate Maine's coast

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine – Along the rocky and picturesque shore of Maine about 10 miles south of Portland is the iconic Portland Head Light. The light is located on Fort → Read More

Terry's Turn: Memories of 8th-grade dance class

It was 1955 that I entered eighth grade at Miller Park Grade School in Omaha. Everything was going along smoothly until our teacher Mrs. McSwan announced we’d all be attending → Read More

Old Fort Niagara tells story of a three-nation struggle for North America

YOUNGSTOWN, N.Y. – Old Fort Niagara in upstate New York offers visitors the opportunity to step back in time to when three nations fought for control of the strategically important → Read More

Terry's Turn: Memories of reading comic books

The recent death of comic book legend Stan Lee brought back many memories of my days with comic books. Lee started working in the comic book industry in 1941 when → Read More

International Quilt Study Center & Museum boasts comprehensive collection

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The International Quilt Study Center & Museum is located on the campus of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The center was founded in 1997 with a donation of → Read More

Terry's Turn: Memories of marching band, with no musical talent

With the arrival of fall comes football season. And with college football there are marching bands. When I see those bands with their precision marching and excellent musical skills, it → Read More

Huge collection of American artifacts at Henry Ford museum complex

DEARBORN, Mich. – The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation houses one of the largest collections of artifacts from American history. It was founded by one of the country’s most → Read More

Terry's Turn: Dad was drafted for World War I

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The war began on June 28, 1914, when a Serbian terrorist shot and killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand → Read More

Terry's Turn: Memories of Halloween fun

Fall is here. The days and nights are cooler, the leaves are turning, and one of my favorite holidays is right around the corner. Halloween. But the night of ghosts → Read More

Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum tells story of legendary bandleader

CLARINDA, Iowa – This small town in southwestern Iowa was the birthplace of one of America’s most beloved bandleaders. Alton Glen (later changed to Glenn) Miller was born in Clarinda → Read More

Terry's Turn: I'm not a hoarder, I just like junk

My kids call me a hoarder but I’m not. I just like junk. I read somewhere recently where if it’s cool stuff, it’s not hoarding. I’ve got cool stuff. Or → Read More

Omaha's vast Joslyn Art Museum has comprehensive collection

OMAHA – The Joslyn Art Museum is filled with more than 12,000 works of art not including special exhibits on loan from other museums. The beautiful Art Deco building took → Read More