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New Google feature allows virtual tour of National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

CINCINNATI – People around the world can now virtually travel the path to freedom, including a journey on the Underground Railroad. Google Cultural Institute is giving visitors around the world a chance to take a detailed look inside the National …

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Archaeology on the Eastern Shore discussed at CBMM October 18

September 30, 2014 – 3:37 pm | Comments Off

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., presents “Archaeology on the Eastern Shore” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 18 with University of Maryland archaeologists Beth Pruitt and Ben Skolnik, site directors for the excavations at Wye House, one of the most important and well-documented plantations in Maryland. Seating is limited, with advanced registration needed.

The program is presented as part of the Archaeological Institute of America’s celebration of International Archaeology Day.

Wye House, located in Talbot County about seven miles northwest of Easton, is where Frederick Douglass was enslaved as a young boy, and later detailed his experiences in his autobiography “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave.” Wye House was built in 1790 on land settled in the 1650s by Edward Lloyd, a Welsh Puritan, and has remained in the same family for 11 generations.

Pruitt and Skolnik’s presentation—which includes a slide show and actual artifacts—covers several years of excavations at Wye House and touches upon the ties to nearby Unionville, where some descendants of the Wye House’s slaves live today.

Participants can also explore the historic Mitchell House, a permanent CBMM exhibit that was once the home of Eliza Bailey Mitchell, Frederick Douglass’ (born Frederick Bailey) closest sibling. Mitchell House, originally located on Lee Street in St. Michaels, was relocated to the museum several years back and has been restored to resemble its former state. The historic structure holds an exhibit that shares the stories and history of free black laborers along the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

The October 18 presentation begins at 2 p.m. in CBMM’s Van Lennep Auditorium. The cost is $6 for CBMM members and $8 for non-members, with pre-registration needed by calling 410-745-4941 or emailing For more information, visit

Waterfowl-watching river cruise at CBMM October 24

September 30, 2014 – 3:36 pm | Comments Off
ducks geese and swans returning to the Chesapeake Bay region on their annual fall migration

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., is offering a waterfowl-watching river cruise on Friday, October 24 with Chester River Field Research Station ornithologists Dan Small and Maren Gimpel.
The 90-minute cruise aboard the historic 1920 buy boat Winnie …

James A. Michener Art Museum To Participate In Heritage Preservation’s Conservation Assessment Program

September 30, 2014 – 3:13 pm | Comments Off

(Doylestown, PA) The James A. Michener Art Museum is pleased to announce that it has been chosen to participate in the Heritage Preservation 2014 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP). The Michener joins 2,800 museums that have participated in CAP in its …

San Simon: Manifestations of a Guatemalan Folk Saint

September 30, 2014 – 3:09 pm | Comments Off

October 25- December 13, 2014
Opening Reception: Sat. October 25 4-7pm
Curator and Collector Talk: Mon. October 27 10am
This exhibition consists of figures, altars, masks and images of San Simon/Maximón, a revered folk saint of Guatemala, who is treated with …

National Aviation Hall of Famer Shares His Remarkable Story

September 30, 2014 – 3:05 pm | Comments Off

Bud Anderson Presents At Museum October 4
SEATTLE – Bud Anderson, Fighter Ace, veteran, co-author of “To Fly & Flight-Memoirs of a Triple Ace,” and member of the National Aviation Hall of Fame will present at the Museum about his …

St Michaels embraces Small Craft Festival Oct. 3-5

September 23, 2014 – 2:28 pm | Comments Off
St Michaels Small Craft Festival

Throughout the waterfront town of St. Michaels, Md., the art of “small craft” will be celebrated among boutiques, galleries and restaurants in connection with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s 32nd annual Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival, which takes place October 3-5.
The …

New exhibit at the Freedom Center shares veterans’ stories of sacrifice and recovery

September 20, 2014 – 7:53 am | Comments Off

New Voices is collaborative exhibit between high school students and veterans
CINCINNATI – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, in partnership with FotoFocus, is proud to announce the opening of the inspiring new exhibit New Voices. This collaborative exhibit asks the …

James A. Michener Art Museum Gardens Abloom with Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Visitors

September 19, 2014 – 10:49 am | Comments Off
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Museum is one of six featured stops chosen by PHS for annual Bucks County Garden Visits Event
(Doylestown, PA) The James A. Michener Art Museum was one of the six featured stops on the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s (PHS) Bucks County Garden …

Utah Museum of Fine Arts October 2014 Events and Exhibitions

September 19, 2014 – 10:48 am | Comments Off

Highlights of the Collection Tour
First Wednesday of every month | 6:30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays | 1:30 pm
FREE with general Museum admission
Experience the UMFA galleries through a thirty-minute tour with a docent. No pre-registration necessary.
Tony Feher: Artist Talk
Thursday, October 2 | …

Freedom Center Hosts U.N. Day of the Girl Child Celebration

September 19, 2014 – 10:45 am | Comments Off
Day of the Girl Child

Freedom Center and Dining for Women invite Greater Cincinnati families to celebrate U.N. International “Day of the Girl Child”
Open-to-the-public evening at the Freedom Center will feature international dinner and screening of acclaimed movie “Girl Rising”
Saturday, October 11, 5 p.m.- …

Award-Winning Author Stephanie Cole to Speak at the Freedom Center

September 19, 2014 – 10:39 am | Comments Off

As Part of the John Pepper Lecture Series, Presented by the University of Cincinnati and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
CINCINNATI – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will host award-winning author and historian Dr. Stephanie Cole, September 16 at …

Tony Feher They arrived yesterday, dusty and weary from the journey, but in good spirits

September 19, 2014 – 10:18 am | Comments Off
Tony Feher

Salt Lake City – American sculptor Tony Feher has been changing the way we see the world for the past three decades. This fall he’ll change the way visitors see and experience the heart of the Utah Museum of Fine …