The Nashville Mini Maker Faire is an annual gathering of local and regional makers who showcase their do-it-yourself (DIY) projects and innovations in an expansive exhibition. From costuming to creative knitting, robot-building to car and cycle modding, the Faire assembles a cross-section of interests with the common theme of science and creativity.
About nine miles west of downtown Chicago, the Des Plaines River meanders across the prairie through the planned community of Riverside, Illinois. Settled nearly 200 years ago, this “Village in the Forest” was designed by the father of landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmstead. With curved streets, gaslights, park-like lots and greenways, Riverside contains one of the most architecturally important houses in the US.