I previously discussed the Merci Train, which I learned about through a program at a Sons & Daughters of the Pilgrims meeting.
On my way to the Ohio Genealogical Society conference (back in April), I stopped to see one of the Merci Train box cars. This car is in Port Clinton, Ohio on the Camp Perry National Guard Base. I was surprised at how short the car actually was.
A week later, I picked my daughter up from Indiana University in Bloomington. We stopped in the Memorial Union to see "Ugolino and His Sons" by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827-1875). This sculpture was one of the archival gifts from France to the U.S. that was transported on the Merci Train that was destined for Indiana. It was a lot bigger than I expected.