Thanksgiving 1864: Union Troops Occupy Washington County on their March to the Sea
In 1864, Americans celebrated the first officially designated Thanksgiving as we know it today, on the fourth Thursday of November. President Lincoln had proclaimed the holiday as a means of national healing, though on that very date [24 November 1864], General William T. Sherman and his forces entered Washington County as they pushed toward Savannah. Two days later, the troops made camp in a meadow across from this house, then known as Woodland Terrace. General Sherman is said to have chosen the house for his temporary headquarters for its large size and the view of Sandersville it afforded from its elevation.
The 19 Best Museums on the Las Vegas Strip: A Full Guide
Las Vegas is known for its history and place in American popular culture. Besides the bright casinos and gimmicks, however, it’s also filled with places you can learn from. Vegas is actually filled with cultural and historical experiences for tourists and locals alike. Las Vegas museums have something for everyone, from the beautiful and historical to the downright bizarre.
The Museum Of Sex Is Coming To Miami
When it comes to museums, few are as notorious about their adult subjects like New York City's Museum of Sex. Since its inception, MoSex became famous for its art installations, nightlife events, sex positivity, and tawdry gift shop.
Lovelock man donates Civil War rifle to Marzen House Museum
The Marzen House Museum recently received a historic donation from Paul Davidson on behalf of his lifelong friend, Chester E. Hansen. At the County Commissioner's meeting on Sept. 20, Davidson presented an M1841 Mississippi Rifle to Kelly Thompson, the museum director.
No cost admission to Pikes Peak region attractions with a library pass
(Colorado Springs, CO) The Pikes Peak region is a beautiful area with historic, cultural, and natural wonders. There are fantastic museums and attractions for all ages and interests, and with a library card, you can visit many of them at no cost.
There is something for everyone in Richmond, Virginia
There is something for everyone in Richmond, Virginia. That's because the River City offers a rich and vibrant experience for both residents and visitors. Richmond has a rich history and diverse culture. Therefore, there is always something exciting to do.
6 Historic Museums to Immerse Yourself in Los Angeles History
Disclaimer: This content is written with the help of AI. Los Angeles, often associated with glitz and glamour, is also a city deeply steeped in history. From its early Native American inhabitants to the Spanish missions, the Gold Rush era, and the rise of the entertainment industry, the history of Los Angeles is as diverse as the city itself. To gain a deeper appreciation of this rich history, there are several remarkable museums that offer immersive experiences. In this article, we'll explore six historic museums that allow you to delve into the captivating history of Los Angeles.
"Live Long and Prosper" at Minnesota Science Museums for Star Trek Day September 8th
September 8th is National Star Trek Day, the perfect time for Trekkies to celebrate the beloved sci-fi franchise. With Star Trek's roots in exploring new worlds and technologies, what better way to mark the occasion than by exploring the fascinating science museums of Minnesota?
A Japanese American Artist's Work Will Be Featured in Portland, Oregon
The Japanese American Museum of Oregon is a place for learning and culture. It is located at 411 NW Flanders Street in Portland, Oregon. They will be featuring the artwork of George Tsutakawa in an exhibit called: A Sense of Place: The Art of George Tsutakawa. It will run from September 7 to December 31, 2023.
Offbeat Adventures: Discovering the Playfully Quirky Museums of Alabama
Alabama is known for its natural beauty and historic charm, but beneath the surface there are a number of museums that dare to be different. These odd museums promote the uncommon, the eccentric, and the pleasantly unique via intriguing antiques and unconventional exhibitions. Join us as we on a tour of some of Alabama's most distinctive and wacky museums, where each exhibit piques interest and highlights the state's distinctive personality.
Ohio Arts Odyssey: Museums & Culture
Discover a vibrant world of arts and culture in the heartland of America. Ohio may not be the first state that comes to mind when thinking about the arts, but it has a treasure trove of museums and a thriving cultural scene that will leave you enthralled. From modern art to historical artifacts, Ohio has something for everyone. Embark on an arts and culture odyssey through the Buckeye State and prepare to be amazed.
From terror to tourist destination: Transformation of the toughest prison in Atlanta
Atlanta, GA - For years, the Old Atlanta Prison Farm was known for being one of the toughest prisons in Georgia. It was originally opened in 1945 as a place to incarcerate inmates who had committed minor crimes, but it quickly turned into a place of terror.
Chicago’s First Major Museum Union Ratifies Groundbreaking Contract
Art Institute and School of the Art Institute workers approve historic union agreement. Over 500 staff members at the Art Institute of Chicago and its associated school ratified their inaugural union contract, marking a historic moment for the city's cultural landscape. Art Institute of Chicago Workers United, an affiliate of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME), becomes the first major unionized entity in Chicago's cultural sector, reflecting a growing trend of worker unionization within the arts and museum communities.
Avoid 5 Rookie Blunders at the Getty Center
The Getty Center in Los Angeles is a cultural gem that offers breathtaking art collections, stunning architecture, and panoramic views of the city. Perched atop a hill, this iconic institution welcomes visitors from around the world to explore its galleries, gardens, and cultural exhibitions. However, for first-time visitors, navigating the expansive grounds and making the most of your experience can be a bit overwhelming. To ensure you have a seamless and enriching visit, it's crucial to sidestep common rookie mistakes. In this article, we'll highlight the top 5 dumb rookie blunders to avoid when exploring the Getty Center, helping you make the most of your artistic journey.
August is New Orleans Museum Month
August is here and that means New Orleans Museum month is back! New Orleans Museum month is a collaboration between numerous local area museums of all sizes throughout the greater New Orleans area. All through the month of August, if you purchase a membership to one of the participating museums, you will get the opportunity to also visit all of the other participating museums free of charge.
This card is the key to low-cost summer adventure and fun in Colorado Springs
(Colorado Springs, CO) Membership has its benefits. In Colorado Springs, residents with a library card receive terrific perks, including a few new benefits this summer. Now through August 4th, Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) patrons will receive discounted or free admission to local attractions on select days by showing their library card. Grab your card, gather a few friends, and explore Colorado Springs' cultural treasures.
Museum of Jurassic Technology
Museum of Jurassic Technology in Culver City