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Stories with subject: Museums
  • Search for Chicago site for George Lucas museum 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:07 pm
  • CHICAGO - As Yoda might say: A site for a museum you must find.

  • 5 free things to do in Annapolis, Md. 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:05 am
  • ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - This picturesque state capital near the Chesapeake Bay is known for its history, sailing and seafood. Annapolis served as the capital of the United States for nine months in 1783 and 1784. The city also is known for its colleges - both the U.S. Naval Academy, and St. John's College, founded in 1696 as King William's School. The city's historical ambience is a big draw, as well as its restaurants, shops and taverns. Some of the city's main attractions can be visited for free. The quaint downtown layout over a compact area is better suited for pedestrians than cars, making it ideal for a walking tour.

  • Del. museum: Art vandalized with stickers 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:25 am
  • WILMINGTON, Delaware - The Delaware Museum of Art says a group of visitors recently vandalized paintings and a statue with stickers.

  • 2 South Fla. museums awarded Kellogg grants 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:35 am
  • MIAMI - Two museums in Miami-Dade County are recipients of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation grants for programs that encourage family engagement in early childhood education.

  • Bill Nye says he underestimated debate's impact 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:55 pm
  • LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - TV's "Science Guy" Bill Nye said he underestimated the impact of a February debate in Kentucky on evolution and creationism that drew a massive online audience.

  • EXCHANGE: Mascoutah exhibit honors Civil War era 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:34 am
  • MASCOUTAH, Illinois - One hundred and fifty years after the Mascoutah area sent 464 men to fight in the Civil War, the Mascoutah Heritage Museum has opened an exhibit honoring them and the families, friends and neighbors they left behind.

  • Longtime Illini gymnastics coach earns honor 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:03 am
  • CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - The former head of the Illini men's gymnastics team has been named to the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

  • Kansas Newspaper Hall of Fame inductees 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:56 pm
  • MANHATTAN, Kansas - Former Harris Enterprises executive John Lee and former newspaper publisher and Wichita State University educator Les Anderson have been inducted into the Kansas Newspaper Hall of Fame.

  • T. rex gets new home in Smithsonian dinosaur hall 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:24 pm
  • WASHINGTON - More than 100 years after dinosaurs were first displayed on the National Mall, T. rex - the king - is joining the Smithsonian collection after a 2,000-mile journey from Montana.

  • T. rex gets new home in Smithsonian dinosaur hall 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:33 pm
  • WASHINGTON - More than 100 years after dinosaurs were first displayed on the National Mall, T. rex - the king - is joining the Smithsonian collection after a 2,000-mile journey from Montana.

  • Wind project donates $50,000 to children's museum 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 1:58 pm
  • ENID, Oklahoma - The Chisholm View Wind Project in Garfield and Grant counties has donated $50,000 to the Leonardo's Children's Museum in Enid.

  • Matisse's colorful cutouts go on show in London 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:39 am
  • LONDON - A huge new Henri Matisse show in London is many things - bold, colorful, exuberant. It's also a great advertisement for the creativity of old age.

  • Country Music Museum grows to match genre 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:03 am
  • NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is no longer bursting at the seams, thanks to a $100 million expansion that has more than doubled its space and allowed it to add more interactive and contemporary exhibits.

  • Matisse's colorful cutouts go on show in London 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 10:44 am
  • LONDON - A huge new Henri Matisse show in London is many things - bold, colorful, exuberant. It's also a great advertisement for the creativity of old age.

  • Railroad donates for museum project 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:19 am
  • BASTON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Knock Knock Children's Museum has received a $100,000 donation from CN Railroad to help fund learning zones at the museum planned at Baton Rouge City Park.

  • Country Music Museum grows to match genre 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:08 pm
  • NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is no longer bursting at the seams, thanks to a $100 million expansion that has more than doubled its space and allowed it to add more interactive and contemporary exhibits.

  • Museum highlights Michigan's role in Civil War 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 9:23 am
  • GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - The Grand Rapids Public Museum is displaying the overcoat of a Civil War surgeon who was on guard duty the night Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theatre.

  • Handwritten Bible finds home in Phoenix 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 9:02 am
  • PHOENIX - Scribes with quills in hand were once the conduits of history, connecting ink to vellum, painstakingly preserving the records of the world.

  • Exhibit variety plan for Sitka museum 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 5:28 am
  • SITKA, Alaska - Rotating artifacts and themed exhibits are part of the Sitka Historical Society's plan to make their museum a more dynamic place to learn about Sitka's past.

  • Del. museum's Winslow Homer painting may be sold 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 1:41 pm
  • WILMINGTON, Delaware - One of the Delaware Art Museum's most treasured works has been taken off the museum's collections database as the museum prepares to sell artworks to repay debt and replenish its endowment.

  • DC museums look to movies to expand their audience 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 9:19 am
  • WASHINGTON - Film props and iconic pop-culture artifacts have drawn audiences to exhibits for years, but some area museums are going a step further, linking collections with new movie releases to tell real-life stories or capitalize on audience interest.

  • '64 quake focus of Anchorage Museum exhibit 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:07 pm
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An exhibit recalling the devastating 1964 Alaska earthquake features the good and the bad of the quake.

  • Nirvana, Kiss and the E Street Band join rock hall 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:07 pm
  • NEW YORK - Kiss made up, but its music went unheard. Nirvana used four women rockers to sing Kurt Cobain's songs. And Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band - predictably - turned its honor into a marathon.

  • Ga. Aviation Hall of Fame to induct 4 new members 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:49 am
  • WARNER ROBINS, Georgia - Museum of Aviation officials say four new names will soon be added to the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame.

  • 5 opulent homes on Kiawah Island open to public 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:04 am
  • KIAWAH ISLAND, South Carolina - Five opulent homes on Kiawah Island southwest of Charleston are being opened to the public as part of the annual Kiawah Island Art and House Tour.