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Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox Opens Veteran’s Exhibit

The following excerpt is from an excellent article by Katrina Koerting, published in the March 7, 2014 edition of newsadvance.com. Many people can recite facts about battles or describe the cultural environment during the Civil War, but not as much is shared about the men after the war. These are the stories told in the […]

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North Dakota Heritage Center Galleries to Open Mid-Spring

The following excerpt is an article by Nick Smith, posted in the March 6, 2014 edition of bismarcktribune.com BISMARCK, N.D. — A date for the opening of two of the three new North Dakota Heritage Center galleries hasn’t yet been finalized but officials overseeing the expansion project are expecting it to take place in mid-spring. […]

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Farmers’ Castle Museum Education Center in Belpre, Ohio Expected to be Complete by Spring

The following excerpt is from an article by Pamela Brust, posted in the Febraruy 16, 2014 edition of newsandsentinel.com. BELPRE [Ohio]- The new Collections Preservation addition to the Farmers’ Castle Museum Education Center is expected to be complete by spring. “We are very pleased with the progress. Remaining work is all interior, pretty much everything […]

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Danish Immigrant Museum Changes its Name

Word has been received that the Danish Immigrant Museum of Elk Horn Iowa has changed its name to Museum of Danish America. They have stated that while their name is changing, their mission will still the same. The only national institution of its kind with a professionally-trained curatorial staff, The museum has a 30 year […]

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Kentucky Historical Society Announces Partnership with the Smithsonian Institution

The following teaser is from the July 1, 2013 edition of bizjournals.com: The Kentucky Historical Society has struck a new partnership with the Smithsonian Institution. … An affiliation with the Smithsonian will provide KHS with such opportunities as access to artifacts and traveling exhibitions. Smithsonian collections includes more than 136 million objects. Read the full […]

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Changes to Summer Hours at the Smithsonian Institution & the National Archives

The following excerpt is from the Washington Post: Visitors to the Smithsonian Institution and the National Archives will notice changes to summer hours and exhibitions as of May. The Smithsonian will begin closing certain galleries on a rolling basis come May 1 because of across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. The National Archives, which held […]

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Photography and the American Civil War – an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The following teaser is from an article in the April 4, 2013 edition of the New York Times: Among the most arresting images in “Photography and the American Civil War,” a magisterial exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is “A Burial Party, Cold Harbor, Virginia, April 1865” by John Reekie. The remains of five […]

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Kearney, Nebraska’s Trails & Rails Museum to Build a Family History Center

The Trails & Rails Museum in Kearney, Nebraska has announced plans to build a $3.1 million family history center meant to house artifacts, offices, space for traveling exhibits, a conference room and a gift shop on adjacent land. The museum board of directors would like to break ground in September and open the building to […]

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Ellis Island Still Closed After Suffering 59 Million $ in Damage Due to Hurricane Sandy

The following excerpt is from an article by Seth Berkman published in the January 2, 2012 Jewish Daily Forward. Ellis Island, the historic point of arrival in the United States for more than 12 million European immigrants, has been closed since Hurricane Sandy hit New York Harbor on October 29, and the damage to its […]

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Seattle Veterans Museum Shuts Down

The following is from the November 16, 2012 edition of King5.com: SEATTLE – Friday night was a sad evening for the man who has operated the Seattle Veterans Museum. After being open for ten years, a lack of funds has caused Todd Crooks to close the doors to the museum near 2nd and Union in […]

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North Carolina and the Civil War: 1861-1865 Exhibit

The following excerpt is from the November 15, 2012 edition of the Raleigh Telegram: RALEIGH – In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in North Carolina, the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh is presenting a three-part exhibit series titled North Carolina and the Civil War: 1861-1865. The series explores the four-year […]

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Find Your Way Around Over 20 Popular Museums & 10,000 Other Indoor Places with Google Maps for Android

Google Maps for Android has made wayfinding inside twenty-two U.S.A. museums a lot easier. With indoor maps and walking directions for U.S.A. museums now available on your Android phone or tablet, you can easily plan your route from exhibit to exhibit, identifying points of interest along the way, including between floors. On Juy 10, Google […]

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George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Launches New Website

According to the news release posted at the NARA website, the National Archives’ George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum has posted a new website. I surfed a bit within the site, and am very exited about the amount of data (including documents) already posted there. You might wonder why I care… Well, George W. […]

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Bangor Museum and History Center Publishes “The Bangor Sanitary Fair Cookbook Bangor 1864″

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the July 5, 2012 edition of BangorDailyNews.com: Taste the Civil War as the Bangor Museum and History Center unveils “The Bangor Sanitary Fair Cookbook Bangor 1864.” Established in 1862, “the Bangor Sanitary Commission … sent a lot of supplies to the [Maine] soldiers,” said BMHC Executive […]

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The Cataloguing of Tippecanoe County, Indiana Artifacts

The following excerpt is from an article by Ron Wilkins, posted at the Feb. 21, 2012 edition of jconline.com: John M. Harris spends each Tuesday and Wednesday quietly working in a small office surrounded by shelves stacked from floor to ceiling with boxes containing … well, that’s what Harris is finding out. Outside his office, […]

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