September, 2016

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Becomes New Home of Cincinnati’s Last Free Standing African American Bookstore

CINCINNATI, OH – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center announced today that they are the new home of Cincinnati’s last free standing, black-owned African American bookstore—Smith & Hannon, formerly located in Bond Hill. Museum admission is not required to visit the bookstore. Located on the first floor of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Smith […]

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Nelson graveyard and homestead restoration underway

Nelson graveyard and homestead restoration underway

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Office of Engagement and Lifelong Learning, the Crisfield Heritage Foundation, and The Crisfield Story Project are partnering to rehabilitate, document, and map the Nelson graveyard plot and homestead in Hopewell, Md. UMES students will work to clear brush and grounds, clean and reposition fallen headstones, and paint the wrought iron […]

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Museum of Flight Announces Free First Flights for Girls

SEATTLE – The Museum of Flight is offering free first flights in small planes to girls and young women on Sept. 24-25, 11 a.m to 5 p.m. The First Time Fliers program provides 15-minute rides in light planes to girls and women ages 8-17 to promote interest in aviation, space and STEM professions (not to […]

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Travel through time with new natural history collections from the Academy of Natural Sciences and Others on Google Arts & Culture

Travel through time with new natural history collections from the Academy of Natural Sciences and Others on Google Arts & Culture

PHILADELPHIA — A new online experience by Google, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, and some of the most loved natural history institutions in the world allows people to come face to face with Jurassic giants and browse through the most spectacular collection of natural history available in one place Opening today, a […]

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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Hosts Plenary Debate on Inclusive Museum Leadership

CINCINNATI, OH – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and the Inclusive Museum Conference invite the media to attend the plenary debate on inclusive museum leadership today, Friday, September 16, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. Museum professionals, scholars and activists from around the globe, have convened at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center for the Inclusive […]

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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Announces New Virtual Reality Experience Inspired by Rosa Parks

CINCINNATI, OH – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center announced today the opening of a new virtual experience commemorating Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks’ historic demonstration, just four days before the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955—The Rosa Parks Experience. This immersive new virtual reality experience, designed by Möbius Virtual Foundry, was created to teach a […]

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Vikings exhibit brings over 500 artifacts to Cincinnati Museum Center

Vikings exhibit brings over 500 artifacts to Cincinnati Museum Center

Largest Viking ship ever discovered makes North American debut in exhibit at Cincinnati Museum Center November 11 CINCINNATI – Cincinnati is being invaded by Vikings. But these Vikings are not the bearded, horned-helmet barbarians depicted in operas, comic strips, cartoons and sports mascots. Go behind the beard when Vikings: Beyond the Legend opens at Cincinnati […]

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