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Stories with subject: Museums
  • 5 inducted into Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis 
    Updated: May-05-16 4:27 pm

    MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Elvin Bishop, Eddy Clearwater, Jimmy Johnson, John Mayall and the Memphis Jug Band have been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis, Tennessee.

  • Polish government to take control of WWII museum 
    Updated: May-05-16 4:08 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - Poland's conservative government announced Thursday that it is merging a major museum on World War II that was due to open next year with a different museum that doesn't yet exist, a legal maneuver that allows it to take control of an ambitious new institution.

  • Polish government to take control of WWII museum story has photos
    Updated: May-05-16 2:38 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - Poland's conservative government announced Thursday that it is merging a major museum on World War II that was due to open next year with a different museum that doesn't yet exist, a legal maneuver that allows it to take control of an ambitious new institution.

  • 'Space Invaders,' 'Grand Theft Auto III' hall of fame games story has photos
    Updated: May-05-16 12:20 pm

    ROCHESTER, New York - A video game that allowed players to zap marching aliens with dot lasers and another that gave them flamethrowers and put them in the driver's seat in a violent 3-D world are among six games inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

  • NY village's displaced bear statue on display at museum 
    Updated: May-05-16 11:40 am

    GENESEO, New York - A bronze bear statue that was toppled from its perch on a landmark fountain in western New York is now on display in a museum.

  • Aviation pioneer's upstate NY museum set to reopen soon 
    Updated: May-05-16 12:35 am

    HAMMONDSPORT, New York - A museum that showcases the work of a New York-born aviation pioneer is set to reopen later this month.

  • Illinois State planetarium hosting transit of Mercury event 
    Updated: May-04-16 10:51 pm

    NORMAL, Illinois - The Illinois State University Planetarium is inviting the public to a weekend program to learn about a rare passage of Mercury across the face of the sun that will take place Monday.

  • Cowboys will re-create ring of honor at new headquarters 
    Updated: May-04-16 9:03 pm

    FRISCO, Texas - The new headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys will have a re-creation of the team's ring of honor that will include cleat prints of Roger Staubach and Drew Pearson 50 yards apart - the length of their famous touchdown play in a 1975 playoff game.

  • Researchers say they're closing in on Captain Cook's ship story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 5:29 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Researchers say they believe the ship that 18th century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world is still submerged somewhere in Rhode Island's Newport Harbor, but it'll take a lot of work and money to identify it.

  • Cooper Hewitt's triennial design exhibit looks at 'Beauty' story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 5:04 pm

    NEW YORK - Every three years, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum offers visitors the chance to take a good, long look at the state of contemporary design.

  • Gettysburg park gets 3,000 artifacts from Civil War museum 
    Updated: May-04-16 4:22 pm

    Gettysburg National Military Park is taking ownership of some 3,000 items from an American Civil War museum in Philadelphia that's been closed for eight years under an agreement announced Wednesday.

  • 100th running of the Indy 500: Museum, tours and Main Street story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 2:12 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - It's a big year for a big race. May 29 will mark the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, which claims to be the largest single-day sporting event in the world. Some 300,000 spectators will gather to watch drivers race 200 times around the 2.5-mile oval track - a total of 500 miles.

  • Sandringham is British royals' much-loved country retreat 
    Updated: May-03-16 12:27 pm

    SANDRINGHAM, England - It is unique among royal residences, a country retreat that is the private property of Queen Elizabeth II, a place at once so private and so beguiling that King George V pronounced it "the place I love better than anywhere in the world."

  • Cleveland delays tearing down gazebo where Tamir Rice killed 
    Updated: May-02-16 9:05 pm

    CLEVELAND - Cleveland has agreed to a request from the Smithsonian's new African-American history museum to delay the demolition of a gazebo where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot to death by police.

  • Silver reigns on Met Gala red carpet story has photos
    Updated: May-02-16 7:44 pm

    NEW YORK - Met Gala grande dame Anna Wintour was the first to arrive on the red carpet Monday, in a fringed, white body-hugging gown by Chanel and acknowledging her life is not a great example of the evening's theme, the convergence of man and machine.

  • Travis Roy inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame 
    Updated: May-02-16 3:19 pm

    BANGOR, Maine - A former Boston University hockey player who was left paralyzed after his first game has been inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame.

  • Artist loans Warhol inspired works to museum after heist 
    Updated: May-02-16 1:06 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Missouri - A Colorado artist has loaned a series of paintings inspired by the works of Andy Warhol to a southwest Missouri museum from which seven valuable Warhol prints of Campbell soup cans were stolen.

  • Fab Ford: Beatles exhibit to open at Henry Ford Museum 
    Updated: May-02-16 9:59 am

    DEARBORN, Michigan - A Detroit-area history attraction is marking a British invasion led by four marauding mop-tops.

  • Cape Cod art museum reopening after renovation, expansion 
    Updated: May-02-16 9:34 am

    COTUIT, Massachusetts - The stairs in the 18th-century building that has long housed the Cahoon Museum of American Art were small and steep. So small and steep that many past patrons had to skip upstairs galleries entirely.

  • Students' unearth missing voices in WWII-era Collierville 
    Updated: May-01-16 11:32 am

    COLLIERVILLE, Tennessee - Like every small town in America, Collierville sent young men off to World War II and collected scrap tin. But its people, including African-Americans - whose lives are missing from newspaper accounts of the early 1940s - sacrificed in ways now almost lost to history.

  • Grammy museums director wants repeal of Mississippi LGBT law 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 4:25 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - After opening the only Grammy Museum outside Los Angeles in the Mississippi Delta, the museums' director Bob Santelli had planned to bring his 28-year-old son to visit the high-tech facility honoring the cradle of the blues.

  • Fab Ford: Beatles exhibit to open at Henry Ford Museum 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 9:09 pm

    DEARBORN, Michigan - A Detroit-area history attraction is preparing to mark a British invasion led by four marauding mop-tops.

  • Minnesota science museum creating space research kits 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 11:47 am

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The Science Museum of Minnesota has a $14 million contract to help turn NASA's deep wealth of space research into interactive exhibits, activities and other learning experiences.

  • Park workers in Spain discover huge Roman coin trove story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-29-16 10:11 am

    MADRID - Workers laying pipes in a southern Spanish park have unearthed a 600-kilogram (1,300-pound) trove of Roman coins in what culture officials say is a unique historic discovery.

  • NYC exhibition: 4 whaling paintings by J.M.W. Turner 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 7:53 am

    NEW YORK - Four whaling paintings by the British artist J.M.W. Turner will be united for the first time in an upcoming exhibition in New York City.