National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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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Astronaut Speaks On Orion Program Launch and NASA’s Future

September 13, 2014 – 8:18 am | Comments Off

Prelude to Dec. 4 Orion Mission

SEATTLE – Nicholas Patrick, former NASA Shuttle Astronaut, will present on the Orion Program, its differences from the shuttle, and the future of NASA’s manned space exploration. The event is a prelude to the live feed of the December 4th Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle mission.

The presentation will take place on Saturday, September 20 at 2 p.m. in the William M. Allen Theater at the Museum.

Patrick has logged over 308 hours in space and retired from the NASA Astronaut Corps in May 2012. According to NASA, Orion is being built to send humans farther than ever before, including to an asteroid and Mars. The spacecraft will provide living quarters for up to 21 days.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $19 for adults, $16 for seniors 65 and older, $16 for active military, $11 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. McCormick & Schmick’s Wings Café is on site. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org

Nautical Mosaic Workshop at CBMM October 10-12

September 12, 2014 – 8:15 am | Comments Off
Nautical Mosaic Workshop

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is hosting a three-day stained glass mosaic workshop beginning on Friday, October 10 from 4-7 pm. and continuing Saturday, October 11 from 9-4 pm. and Sunday, October 12, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Participants will join …

Chesapeake oyster harvest discussed at CBMM October 17

September 12, 2014 – 8:13 am | Comments Off

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is hosting journalist and NPR guest commentator Rona Kobell for a discussion on Chesapeake oystering beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, October 17 in its Van Lennep Auditorium. The public is invited to attend, with …

Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor Explores Rare Weaponry of Ancient Culture at the Katonah Museum of Art

September 12, 2014 – 8:05 am | Comments Off
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The Katonah Museum of Art hosts the nationally-touring and critically-acclaimed exhibition, Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor, at its final stop on an extensive tour. Comprised of a dramatic array of objects and garments worn by the Samurai, an elite …

Freedom Center hosts Picture Freedom contest

September 12, 2014 – 8:04 am | Comments Off

Art contest celebrates the many forms of freedom and equality past, present and future
CINCINNATI – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is hosting Picture Freedom, an art contest to celebrate the many forms of freedom and equality. The contest is …

TEXTILE MUSEUM OF CANADA LAUNCHES 40TH ANNIVERSARY LECTURE SERIES WITH SCHOLAR AND CURATOR DANIEL WALKER OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

September 12, 2014 – 8:03 am | Comments Off
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Toronto – The Textile Museum of Canada (TMC) is pleased to announce the upcoming presentation by internationally acclaimed curator, scholar and author Daniel Walker, former Director of the Textile Museum in Washington, DC and currently head of two curatorial departments …

Cincinnati Museum Center hosts multicultural scholarship fair

September 12, 2014 – 8:03 am | Comments Off

5th Annual Cincinnati Multicultural Scholarship Fair welcomes over 20 national universities and colleges
CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Museum Center is proud to host the Cincinnati Multicultural Scholarship Fair. The 5th annual scholarship fair is open to all high school students who will …

Michener Art Museum Presents MM2 Modern Dance Company of Philadelphia

September 10, 2014 – 8:04 am | Comments Off
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Philadelphia dance artists to interact with Steve Tobin’s monumental sculptures
(Doylestown, PA) The Michener Art Museum will highlight its most recent exhibition, Out of this World: Works by Steve Tobin with a performance by MM2 Modern Dance Company of Philadelphia (MM2), …

Noted Lands Researcher Matt Coolidge to Discuss Bingham Pit

September 10, 2014 – 8:02 am | Comments Off
Recent landslide at Bingham Canyon Mine

Talk Highlights Final Weeks of UMFA’s Creation and Erasure Exhibition
5 pm | Friday, September 19
Salt Lake City – Matthew Coolidge, director of the Los Angeles-based Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI), will discuss the Bingham Pit and its significance in …

Friends of Big Bone announces visitor center revitalization at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

September 10, 2014 – 7:58 am | Comments Off
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Funding from R.C. Durr Foundation allows Cincinnati Museum Center exhibits team to redesign visitor center
UNION, KY – Friends of Big Bone (FOBB), Big Bone Lick State Historic Site (BBL) and Cincinnati Museum Center announce Phase 1 of the revitalization of …

Women’s woodworking class at CBMM October 17-19

September 9, 2014 – 8:06 am | Comments Off
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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is inviting women to expand their woodworking skills with a three-day intermediate woodworking class to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, October 17 through Sunday, October 19. Class size is limited, …

Sept. 13 Lecture Looks at Nazi Germany’s Most Terrifying Weapon

September 9, 2014 – 8:04 am | Comments Off

JD Wyneken lectures about the V-2 Rocket
SEATTLE – A presentation on Sept. 13 with historian Dr. JD Wyneken looks at the 70th anniversary of the Nazi V-2 rocket, a flying bomb that made the first flights to the fringes of …