June, 2015

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Freedmen’s Bureau Indexing Campaign Press Event

Cincinnati, OH – FamilySearch, the largest genealogy organization in the world, is hosting a press event at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on Friday, June 19, 2015, announcing the digital release of 4 million Freedmen’s Bureau historical records and the launch of a nationwide volunteer indexing effort. The event will feature a livestream of […]

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James A. Michener Art Museum Awarded Major Grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

James A. Michener Art Museum Awarded Major Grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

(Doylestown, PA) The James A. Michener Art Museum is pleased to announce a generous grant award of $300,000 from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage for Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography, and Sculptural Form (March 19 – July 22, 2017), a ground-breaking exploration of Sheeler’s fashion and portrait photography for Condé Nast between 1926 and […]

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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to Exhibit Emancipation Proclamation

CINCINNATI, OH – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center announced today that they have received a rare, signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation — the document penned by President Abraham Lincoln and issued on January 1, 1863, declaring “that all persons held as slaves” within Confederate states free. The document, signed by President Lincoln, co-signed […]

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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum welcomes new Board members, Flying Cloud presentation

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum welcomes new Board members, Flying Cloud presentation

At its June 15 annual meeting, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Board of Governors elected a new executive committee, along with new, second term, and Emeritus governors. Earlier in the year, the Board also elected four new board members to the museum’s governing body. During the meeting, a half-hull model of the Rosie Parks was […]

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Utah Museum of Fine Arts July 2015 Events and Exhibitions

Summer Class | Making Art: Mom, Dad, and Me July 7–10 | 10 am–12 pm | Ages 2–5 A class for parents and their preschoolers or pre-preschoolers, ages 2–5! Join us at the UMFA for hands-on art studio experiences inspired by art from our collection. We will create one-of-a-kind paintings, masks, sculptures, and frames for […]

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Rare, Historical Freedom Document to be Exhibited at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Cincinnati, OH – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will announce the arrival and exhibition of a rare, historical freedom document on Thursday, June 18, at an 11:00 am press conference. The document will go on exhibit the following day, Friday, June 19, the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth. Following the announcement, there will be a […]

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Museum of Flight Hosts Flights in World War II Bombers and Fighter Aircraft

Museum of Flight Hosts Flights in World War II Bombers and Fighter Aircraft

Collings Foundation World War II B-17, B-24, B-25 and P-51 “Wings of Freedom Tour” SEATTLE – he steady rumble of World War II bomber flight operations will resonate at The Museum of Flight June 26-28, while a group of four historic aircraft is based there for public rides and tours. Ground tours and flights will […]

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UMFA Hires New Curator of European, American  and Regional Art

UMFA Hires New Curator of European, American and Regional Art

Salt Lake City – The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) at the University of Utah is pleased to announce that Leslie Anderson-Perkins has joined the UMFA staff as the Museum’s new Curator of European, American and Regional Art. Anderson-Perkins comes to the UMFA from the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), where she was curatorial […]

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Museum of Flight Lecture and Book Signing Gives Insider’s Story to Mars Rover

Museum of Flight Lecture and Book Signing Gives Insider’s Story to Mars Rover

Red planet report from Rob Manning, Chief Engineer of “Curiosity” rover SEATTLE – On June 20 at 2 p.m., the Museum hosts a lecture and book signing with Rob Manning, author of “Mars Rover Curiosity: An Inside Account from Curiosity’s Chief Engineer.” Manning will talk about the challenges of the Mars Science Laboratory mission with […]

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