Explore JANM Programs: Events from Democracy to Diversity
The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) located at 100 North Central Avenue in Los Angeles, California, regularly has interesting programs for their members and the general public. It is a place which preserves and shares the Japanese American experience and history.
The historic Robert G. Campbell House is amazing inside and celebrated as a museum
The historic Robert G. Campbell house is located at 1508 Locust Street in St. Louis City, Missouri. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 21, 1977. The owner is The Campbell House Foundation.
PrimeTravels - New York State Museum - Albany, NY - Free Attraction
We were in Albany, New York for a few days and had to stop in this free museum to check it out. Wow, were we surprised! Just amazing. 4 stories of exhibits and so many cool things to see and do. We thought we'd spend 2-3 hours in there and we instead spent the entire day there! So cool!
Florida's Virtual Civil Rights Museum Takes You on a Journey Through Time – Prepare to Be Amazed!
Two individuals from Tallahassee, Florida, have successfully launched the first-ever virtual Florida Civil Rights Museum. Delaitre Hollinger, a historian and activist, and Jacqueline Perkins, a community activist and executive co-director, worked together to create this unique museum. The museum aims to highlight the contributions and accomplishments of lesser-known individuals in Florida's civil rights movement.
Inaugural Lucious Bateman Tournament Tees Off
The inaugural Lucious Bateman Tournament and grand opening of the Lucious Bateman Museum will be held this Monday, September 18, at 11 a.m., at Corica Park Golf Course. The events are presented by Greenway Golf and the Lucious Bateman Foundation , which honors Bateman’s values and teachings by supporting programs that provide life-changing opportunities to deserving youth through the game of golf in Northern California.
FMoPA Opens New Space in Ybor City
The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is will have an opening for their new space in Ybor City. On September 14, the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts will celebrate a new chapter and reopen their doors to the Tampa Bay community. The museum's new space in Ybor City is now ready to welcome guests from Tuesday to Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza: Nov 3 Grand Opening
Palm Springs, CA The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is having its much-anticipated Grand Opening of the Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza and Museum on November 3, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. open to the public Owned and operated by the Tribe, the 5.8-acre Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza in the heart of downtown Palm Springs celebrates the history, culture, and traditions of the Agua Caliente people. The Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza features the new Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, The Spa at Séc-he that celebrates the Tribe’s ancient Agua Caliente Hot Mineral Spring, a Gathering Plaza, and an Oasis Trail. “The Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza provides an incredible opportunity for us to share and celebrate our history, culture, and traditions with this community and visitors from around the world,” Tribal Chairman Reid D. Milanovich said. “Each federally recognized tribe throughout this country has a distinct culture that includes traditions, language, historic clothing, and housing styles as well as historical food and medicine preparations. We want to share our culture with visitors through our authentic voice. This is our story, in our own voice. We are here today just like we have been since time immemorial.” Inspiration for the Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza design is rooted in Agua Caliente traditions such as basket weaving, pottery (ollas), and bird songs, and elements native to the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation including desert landscapes, rock formations found in the Indian Canyons, the Tahquitz Canyon waterfall, and the Washingtonia filifera palm trees – the only palm tree native to the California desert. JCJ Architecture, of Phoenix, is the project designer. JCJ Architecture’s design concept for the Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza reflects the Tribe’s values and ongoing commitment to the Agua Caliente people. The Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza comprises outdoor spaces, including the Gathering Plaza adjacent to the Agua Caliente Hot Mineral Spring, originally known as Séc-he (the Cahuilla term for “the sound of boiling water”). The Oasis Trail provides an interactive, cultural learning environment. This trail mimics, on a smaller scale, the distinctive character, geology, flora, and beauty of the nearby Tahquitz Canyon and Indian Canyons, ancestral homes of the Agua Caliente people. The new Museum is approximately 48,000 square feet and features permanent exhibition space dedicated to the history and culture of the Agua Caliente people, a dedicated changing gallery, educational classroom, adjacent teaching garden, and meeting-event space. The Museum Store showcases art, jewelry, and other products sourced directly from Native American artists and Native American-owned businesses from across the nation. The Museum’s Creation Migration Theater welcomes guests with a 12-minute, 360-degree animation of the Tribe’s creation story. The Spa at Séc-he, which opened earlier this year, includes more than 72,000 square feet to celebrate the ancient healing waters of the Agua Caliente Hot Mineral Spring with treatment rooms, men’s and women’s bathhouses, a tranquility garden, a salon, fitness center, outdoor pools, and health-forward dining. The water from the Agua Caliente Hot Mineral Spring is estimated to be upwards of 12,000 years old and is unique as it contains a mineral make-up that has not been found anywhere else in the world. The Tribe has shared the healing water with visitors for more than 130 years. This new Spa is the fifth bathhouse or spa at the site, with the first one operating in the late 1880s.
Engaging the Past, Inspiring the Future: Henry Ford Museum's Story of Ingenuity
The Henry Ford Museum,located in the center of Dearborn, Michigan, is a monument to creativity, invention, and the tremendous influence of history on our lives. Visitors are encouraged to travel through time as they explore the history of invention that has shaped our world at this renowned museum.
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Bridging Science and Curiosity: Unveiling Earth's Marvels in Delaware
The Delaware Museum of Natural History, located in the center of Delaware, serves as a gateway to the breathtaking wonders of the natural world. This museum sparks interest and promotes a greater comprehension of the Earth's complex ecosystems with its varied exhibits, interactive displays, and dedication to teaching.
Majesty in the Mile-High City: DAM's Artistic Dynasty
The Denver Art Museum (DAM) stands out as a beacon of artistic expression in the rich urban fabric of Denver. The DAM provides a comprehensive insight into the world of art, from ancient civilizations to modern movements, and is renowned for its broad collection, cutting-edge exhibitions, and landmark architecture. Join us on this tour around the galleries of the museum, where each object and piece of art whispers stories of inspiration, invention, and reflection.
Inspiring Art: Exploring the Delaware Art Museum
The Delaware Art Museum, located right in the middle of Wilmington, is a paradise for fans of culture and the arts. This cultural treasure is a monument to the ability of art to incite inspiration, establish connections, and improve lives thanks to its rich collection, engaging exhibitions, and commitment to promoting creativity.
Explore Dallas: Old Red Museum
The Old Red Museum is located in the center of Dallas, Texas, and is housed in the famous Dallas County Courthouse from 1892. Dallas County's rich history and culture are showcased by this magnificent Richardsonian Romanesque building, which is made of red sandstone with marble accents.
Strawn Historical Museum - Strawn, Texas
While visiting central Texas I found myself in Strawn with some friends. We went spot to spot and came across this Museum with all the history of the people who started it and all the stories that go with it. You can see the rest of where we went on my YouTube channel and Facebook page and of course here! Find me under Unknown Ventures .
Houston's Artistic Beacon: The Museum of Fine Arts
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is the oldest art museum in Texas and one of the biggest cultural organisations in the US. It was founded in 1900. The museum, which is spread across two main gallery buildings, has a large collection that spans more than 6,000 years of history and exhibits the variety of artistic endeavours from around the world.
Experience the Amazing World of Illusions at Mall of America’s Newest Attraction
Get Ready For a Mind-Bending Adventure in Minnesota. The Mall of America has added a fascinating new attraction that is sure to challenge your perception of reality - the Museum of Illusions.
September 12 Mason Museum Program To Uncork Stories Of 100-Year-Old Changes During Prohibition
Have you heard about how folks in the 1920s gathered to “play cards” in the third story Oddfellows Hall in downtown Mason? Rumors of certain beverages being consumed there persist to this day. On Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. at the monthly meeting of the Mason Area Historical Society, an important social and political era in the lives of local people will be the topic. Board member and local historian Carolyn Cooper will discuss “Prohibition in Mason.” The meeting will take place in the Mason Area Historical Museum’s Virginia Schlichter Auditorium at 200 E. Oak Street in downtown Mason. The Society will hold a brief business meeting prior to the program. The program and museum admission are both free and open to the public. In case you thought all the big Prohibition news back then was happening in Chicago or New York, you may be surprised to learn that Michigan was a big part of the story. To give some statewide context to Carolyn Cooper’s presentation on local history, you should know that Michigan was considered a major smuggling hub for illicit booze. Writing in The Detroit News in 1999, librarian Jenny Nolan stated that more than 75 percent of the alcohol entering the United States during Prohibition came across the Detroit River. In his book "Intemperance: The Lost War Against Liquor," author Larry Engelmann reports that the federal government was dedicating up to 27 percent of its entire Prohibition enforcement budget to fighting illegal alcohol commerce in Michigan. In fact, Michigan’s experience with P:rohibition began a bit earlier than the national ban in late 1919. According to information from the Mackinac Center, Michigan has often been a leader in economic and social experiments in America, and this includes being the first to go "dry." In a statewide referendum in 1916, the people of Michigan chose to prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages. The law took effect in 1918. Michigan did not embrace Prohibition all at once. Advocates faced stiff opposition from saloon owners, brewers, other special interests and many residents in the late 19th and early 20th century. This began to change, however, with public sermons against liquor consumption by the high-profile Rev. Billy Sunday. Dry counties began popping up in Michigan starting in 1907 with Van Buren County, according to the Michigan Anti-Saloon League. By 1911, 39 Michigan counties had adopted local prohibitions on alcohol. The work of churches and the Michigan Anti-Saloon League also played a significant role in turning opinion against saloons, breweries, and consumption of "spirits." In effect, alcohol was seen as a "gateway drug" that led to stunted growth and poor health. Many citizens responded by making their own liquor or beer. Home production of liquor was difficult, though, and often produced noxious odors and other problems. This left many of the state's drinkers — "wets" — needing to find a new source of alcohol. That source became Ohio. Toledo is not far from the border of Michigan, and the city became a ready source of every intoxicant for those willing to transport, consume or sell it back into Michigan. When national prohibition really took effect in 1920, Michigan became a battleground state in the government’s attempt to thwart illicit trafficking and consumption of alcohol. Because of the state's early experience with alcohol prohibition, many in Michigan were already skilled in the production, acquisition, and cross-border transport of large quantities of illegal liquor. Alcohol from Canada arrived in Michigan by every means imaginable — not just planes, trains, automobiles, trucks, and boats, but also underwater sleds and at least one funeral hearse. Women were known to strap large canisters of alcohol to their legs and then cover them with their dresses and full-length coats. The term "bootlegger" was coined to describe those who would conceal alcohol in long boots. When large shipments of alcohol entered Michigan from Canada, they were frequently broken down into smaller parcels and resold. Some went directly to homes or street corners for personal use, while others went to "blind pigs" — any place selling illicit alcohol. Organized crime played a significant role in the acquisition, transportation, and sale of alcohol in the country and in Michigan. The state's notorious "Purple Gang" — a predatory syndicate of bootleggers and hijackers — protected its turf with a vengeance. They are reputed to have killed hundreds of people in bootlegging disputes. That fact makes Al Capone’s St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Chicago pale by comparison. While there at the meeting on Tuesday, September 12th, take some time to tour the Museum, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. It is also open on Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and by advance appointment. Contact the Mason Area Historical Society at email@example.com by e-mail for arrangements.