Our Hometown Spotlight shines on American communities that are unique, take pride in or celebrate an aspect of their history, heritage or claim to fame.
Inside the National Scouting Museum
Irving, Texas museum houses treasures of the Boy Scouts of America
10 Amazing New Year’s Eve Drops
Apples, cheese, pelicans and possums among items dropped to celebrate the new year
Coney Island, N.Y. Polar Bear Plunge
Every New Year’s Day, the Coney Island Polar Bear Club invites the public to take a plunge in the frigid waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
America’s Longest-Running Christmas Parade
In Peoria, Ill., the Santa Claus Parade proclaims start of Christmas season
Meet a Circuit-Riding Preacher
The Rev. David Iverson travels a 200-mile weekly circuit to tend his rural Montana church flock
10 Places that Bring History to Life
Step back in time at living history museums, farms and heritage parks