Museum Exhibits and Events - Press Releases

 


2017

 

Ohio, Marion, Event Date: March 24 to 25, 2017

Exhibits Come to Life During “Night At the Museum,” Heritage Hall, Marion County Historical Society, Marion, OH

The Marion County Historical Society will present the 11th Annual “A Night at Heritage Hall,” a fun-filled evening of self-guided flashlight tours throughout Heritage Hall, a historic 1910 Federal Post Office converted into the Heritage Hall Museum. For hardy adventurers who take the opportunity to experience Marion County, Ohio, and National history, it is an night with surprises around every corner. Intrepid explorers find over 40 characters ...

 

Florida, Weirsdale, Event Date: February 4th, 2017
Rare Royal Golden Carriage released from Museum for a once in a lifetime drive, Weirsdale, FL
On Saturday February 4th, 2017 at 3:00 pm, the one of a kind Armbruster Full State Carriage, fully restored to its original elegance, will be put to six pure bred Spanish horses for a singular driving event. This one of a kind carriage, now owned by Gloria Austin, was once the property of Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria. The carriage will be driven by Prince Phillip’s coachman (ret.) David E. Saunders around the majestic oak canopies of The Grand Oaks ...


Illinois, Park Forest, Event Date: December 3, 2016 to January 4, 2017
Step Back into a 1950s Christmas" Exhibit, 1950s Park Forest House Museum, Park Forest, IL
The 1950s Park Forest House Museum, 227 Monee Road, Park Forest, Illinois, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, is presenting "Step Back into a 1950s Christmas" exhibit, open December 3, 2016 through January 4, 2017.   Take a break from the hustle and bustle of 21st Century preparations to spend quality time getting a dose of Holiday Nostalgia. Vintage decorations are in every room. The museum features a musical, Black Forest green, aluminum ... 
 
Illinois, Park Forest, Event Date: February 1-March 4, 2017
Step Back into a 1950s Valentines Day Exhibit at 1950s Park Forest House Museum, Park Forest, IL
The 1950s Park Forest House Museum, at 227 Monee Road (inside St. Mary’s Catholic Church), Park Forest, Illinois, invites you to "Step Back into a 1950s Valentines Day," from February 1 -March 4, 2017, open Wednesday and Saturday, 1 to 3:30 p.m.; other times by appointment. One room represents a classroom in Forest Boulevard School, which was set up in a row of townhomes. The classroom is decorated for a 1950s Valentines Day ...
 
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California
Antique Classic Car Museum doubles as Wedding & Event Venue, Menifee, California
Menifee, California (October 7, 2013) - Everyone will enjoy and appreciate the historic Motte Historical Museum family collection of antique automobiles. This 20 car display ranging from 1910 – 1969 is housed in a rustic 9,000 sq. ft. Barn, an attraction in its own. The museum includes antiques, community history and a cozy cinema featuring automobile related documentaries and movies. Group tours are available and the venue is also available for wedding or party ...
 
California
STAR WARS®: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibition blasts through a galaxy far, far away to The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, California
San Jose, California (July 1, 2013) - Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination, the blockbuster exhibition featuring one of pop culture’s most enduring science-fiction franchises, opens October 19th, 2013, at The Tech Museum of Innovation , marking the final stop in the exhibition’s hugely popular 20-venue international journey.   Yoda, C-3PO, Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Dark side’s notorious Darth Vader and his dutiful corps of Stormtroopers march ...
 
California
The California African American Museum Offers Free Family Fun-Filled Events, Exhibitions and Programs Year Round
Los Angeles, California – June 1, 2013 – The California African American Museum (CAAM) is a prominent and vital cultural institution in Southern California, and one of the few cultural institutions that offers free admission. Located in Los Angeles, CAAM presents approximately 13 exhibitions and hosts more than 80 public programs annually. Located in the heart of Exposition Park, CAAM preserves the history, art and culture of African Americans and includes a special emphasis on California ...
 
California
Vista Fiber Arts Fiesta - a Gathering of Fiber Artists & Enthusiasts, Vista, California
Vista, California (September 3, 2013) - October 12-13, 2013 marks the third annual Vista Fiber Arts Fiesta at the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N Santa Fe, Vista CA 92083. (10:00am to 4:00 pm both days). Free admission and parking. This is a gathering of artists, guilds and vendors representing the Fiber Arts. There will be vendors, demonstrations and enthusiasts. If you are a fiber enthusiast, you will enjoy this event ...

 

California
San Jose Museum of Art and 31 Bay Area Organizations Explore Food and Contemporary Art This Fall
San Jose, California (September 3, 2013) - This fall, the San Jose Museum of Art will present "Around the Table: food, creativity, community," a multistage exhibition that celebrates and explores the role that food plays in our lives. The central exhibition, on view November 9, 2013–April 20, 2014, looks at food today through the work of 29 contemporary artists, among whom the subject has had growing importance. Highlights include fragrant wallpaper made of curry; papyrus works made from locally grown beets; a living tree growing forty different varieties of stone ...

 

California
Unmasking the Stage: The Visual Artists Behind the Theater Experience Opens January 29th at The Museums of Los Gatos
Los Gatos, California (January 15, 2014) - Presented by the Museums of Los Gatos, in association with Musson Theatrical, Unmasking the Stage: The Visual Artists Behind the Theater Experience, opens January 29th and showcases the stagecraft of set designers, costumers, make-up and lighting artists. On view through March 30, 2014, this captivating exhibition offers a unique, behind-the-scenes look at work by talented designers from the Bay Area Theatre community. Through the generosity of Opera San Jose, San Jose Repertory Theater, San Jose State ...

 

California, Willits, Event Date: August 9 & 10, 2014
Mendocino County Museum's Kinetic Carnivale is Steaming into Willits August 9 & 10
Mendocino County Museum’s third Annual Kinetic Carnivale is steaming into Willits for the weekend, Saturday and Sunday, August 9, 10am-7pm and Sunday, August 10, 10am-4pm. This highly-anticipated kinetic and steampunk festival returns with many fan favorites including the popular kinetic handcar races where you can root for your favorite team and car; the Whimsy Circus, where children can swing on a giant bed and enjoy jugglers, games, crafts and performances; the Mustache and Beard competition where the most ...
 
Connecticut
Eli Whitney Museum will open a celebration: The Erector Set at 100, Hamden, Connecticut
Hamden, Connecticut (November 19, 2013) - One hundred Holiday Seasons ago, a 29 year old brought a product to market that would become an American icon and redefine the Holiday Season.   Alfred Carlton Gilbert, a 1909 Yale graduate, watched the steel tower construction to electrify the New Haven Railroad’s access to the new Grand Central Terminal. Steel and electricity were reinventing America. Gilbert’s Erector Set of metal nuts, bolts and small motors captured that spirit.   Thanks to a grant from the Connecticut Humanities as part of its ...
 
Connecticut
Connecticut's Wood Memorial Library's 3rd Annual Gingerbread House Festival-Free Family Fun
South Windsor, Connecticut (September 3, 2013) - The holidays are here and once again they offer the opportunity for Wood Memorial Library and Museum to host its annual Gingerbread House Festival. From November 29th to December 15th, 2013, the spicy smell of gingerbread will mingle with the cool fall air and beckon the young and young at heart to enter and gaze upon row after row of beautifully decorated gingerbread creations. Regional artisans and bakers ...

 

Connecticut, South Windsor, Event Date: November 28th through December 13th 2014
Connecticut's Wood Memorial Library's 4th Annual Gingerbread House Festival
The Wood Memorial Library and Museum will once again deck its halls and throw open its doors for one of the largest Gingerbread House Festivals in New England. The free 4th Annual Gingerbread House Festival opens Thanksgiving weekend and runs from November 28th through December 13th, 2014. Local artisans and bakers, experts and beginners alike show off their creative ...

 

Connecticut, Ansonia, Event Date: June 25th, 2016
Celebrate History at The 150th Anniversary of the invention of the Bicycle in Ansonia, CT
"An enterprising individual, by the name of Pierre Lallement, an Ansonia resident and tinkerer, propelled himself down Main Street on a curious frame sustained by two wheels, one before the other, and driven by foot cranks.“ The Pierre Lallement Bicycle Festival will be held on Saturday, June 25th, 2016 at 11 am to 5pm at 253 Main St., Ansonia, CT 06401. The festival will feature Live Music by the 1980’s “Hair Band” XYZ Revisted. Special BMX Dare Devil ...

 
Florida
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens presents its 7th Annual Orchid, Garden and Gourmet Food Festival, Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (October 22, 2013) - Bonnet House Museum & Gardens will be blooming during its Orchid, Garden and Gourmet Food Festival featuring the 7th Annual Orchid and Exotic Plant Sale December 7th and 8th from 9:00am to 4:00pm. With free parking and a $10 entry fee for members and $12 fee for non-members- plant lovers and orchid enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see and buy an exclusive selection of orchids and exotic ...

 

Florida, Naples, Event Date: December 16 - 23, December 26 - 30, January 2 - 4
Florida's Naples Botanical Garden Brightens Up the Holidays with Sparkling 'Night Lights' Event
Thousands of twinkling lights, glowing orbs, and sparkling décor illuminate one of Naples’ most popular outdoor venues this December. Naples Botanical Garden announces its annual Night Lights the evenings of December 16 – 23, December 26 – 30, and January 2-3 from 6 to 9 pm. Advance tickets for all nights will be required for Members and Non-Members. Naples Botanical Garden is located at 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL ...
 
Florida, Naples, Event Date: December 15-23, December 26-30, 2016, January 2-4, 2017
Celebrate the Holidays with Night Lights in the Garden at Naples Botanical Garden, Naples , FL
Thousands of twinkling lights, glowing orbs, and sparkling décor illuminate one of Naples’ most popular outdoor venues this December. Naples Botanical Garden announces its annual Night Lights on  the evenings of December 15 – 23, December 26 – 30, 2016 and January 2-4, 2017 from 6 to 9 pm. Advance tickets for all nights are required.   Each evening will include holiday musical performances, family activities, and festive sweets and treats, plus ... 

 

Florida
Concerts Under the Stars at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (October 22, 2013) - Bonnet House Museum & Gardens kicks off its 18th season of the Young Artist Music on Thursday, January 23rd at 7pm with a performance by the University of Miami’s Frost Opera Theater.   "We are delighted to offer the Fort Lauderdale community what we consider to be one of the best events in town," said Curator Stephen Draft.   The season continues on February 13th, 2013 with Florida Atlantic University Latin ...


Florida  
Ringling International Arts Festival Launches Arts Season on Florida's Cultural Coast, Oct. 9-12  
Sarasota, Florida, May 9, 2013 - The fifth annual Ringling International Arts Festival, Oct. 9-12, 2013, in Sarasota, launches the 2014 arts season on Florida’s “Cultural Coast.” The four-day festival showcases a variety of dance, music, and theater presented in intimate performance venues at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. The Festival is for the fifth year under the artistic direction of the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Tickets range from $30 to $40, excluding  ...  

 

Florida, Naples, Event Date: December 16 - 23, December 26 - 30, January 2 - 4
New York, Port Washington, Event Date: Through February 6, 2016
Historical Society Costume Exhibit at Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society, Port Washington, NY
The Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society of Port Washington launches its major exhibit, “Costume & Culture,” that runs through February 6, 2016. Docent led tours are every Saturday at 12:30pm. Made possible through the generous sponsorship of Brooks Brothers, the exhibit features historic garments presented in context with their heritage and history. Showcasing more than 65 garments plus countless accessories ...
 
Florida
It's the Ice Age Mammals in Florida!
Cocoa, Florida (July 17, 2013) - The Brevard Museum is excited to announce the return of the articulated mastodon! With the Mastodon assembled, the By-Gone Beasts exhibit now has standing three of the large mammals of the ice age: the Mastodon, the Giant Ground Sloth, and the Saber Tooth Cat. It’s amazing that all three of these mammals were once native to Florida.   The Grand Unveiling of the Articulated Mastodon Event will be held on August 17th, 2013 at 6pm with a  ...
 
Florida
Art After Dark to Feature Summer Songwriters Showcase, West Palm Beach, Florida
West Palm Beach, Florida, May 14, 2013 - The Norton’s weekly Art After Dark series – Where Culture and Entertainment Meet – is highlighting the art of songwriting this summer by featuring the popular Chrystal Hartigan Presents…Songwriters Showcase. Hartigan has been hosting her showcase each month at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale since 2008.   Art After Dark is held Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Norton, and this summer will be free to Florida residents! (The Museum is offering free Thursdays to Florida Residents  ...

 

Florida
South Florida Museum Hosts "Adventures in Photography" Exhibition through September
Bradenton, Florida, June 3, 2013 - Workers carry away baskets full of dirt in a stark, almost surreal landscape at Nippur in Iraq, 1899. A Mapidian man shoots fish with bow and arrow at the edge of a river in the Amazon rain forest of Guyana, 1914. A woman washing newly unearthed artifacts pauses to look into the face of an ancient marble head of a Roman female in Minturnae, Italy, in the early 1930s. Temple I, cleared of clinging vines and partially restored, soars above the Guatemalan ...

 

Georgia
Revival Fest to Launch in Savannah, Georgia, September 14, 2013
Savannah, Georgia (August 5, 2013) - The inaugural Revival Fest will take place Saturday, September 14th at the old Paint Shops at the Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah. The day long festival will feature two stages, 12 bands, a pig roast, and an oyster roast. Additional plans include a craft bourbon tasting tent, local and regional craft beers as well as local farm-to-table food. A portion of the proceeds of the event will benefit the Savannah Children’s ...

 

Illinois
"Swedish Way" and Arts Weekend at Swedish American Museum, Chicago, October 11 to 13
Chicago, Illinois (October 7, 2013) - As a mainstay of the annual Andersonville Arts Weekend, the Swedish American Museum will offer free admission from Friday through Sunday, October 11 to 13, and provide a welcoming Swedish Café, art exhibits and trunk shows of Scandinavian products. Hours of the Museum’s “Swedish Way” and Café in the first floor gallery are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. In addition to the ...

 

Illinois
Chicago's National Museum of Mexican Art: Día de los Muertos celebration continues through December 15
Chicago, Illinois (October 18, 2013) – The National Museum of Mexican Art, the nation’s only accredited Latino arts organization, is pleased to announce the exhibition 100 Años de Posada y su Catrina in conjunction with its 27th annual Day of the Dead celebration through December 15, 2013.   This year marks the 100th anniversary of the death of José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913). The exhibit pays homage to this genius printmaker and illustrator. Best known for ...
 
Illinois
Step Back into a 1950s Christmas at the Park Forest House Museum
Park Forest, IL (November 20, 2013) - Take a break from the hustle and bustle of 21st Century holiday preparations to spend some time basking in holiday nostalgia at the Park Forest House Museum, from December 1 through January 2. The 1950s Park Forest House Museum, at 141 Forest Blvd, Park Forest, Illinois, invites you to "Step Back Into a 1950s Christmas." The museum is open Wednesdays and Saturdays 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and by appointment. Admission for December is adults $3.00; 12 and under free. Operated by the Park Forest Historical ...

 

Maryland, Havre de Grace, Event Date: November 29th & 30th
Victorian Holiday Faire Coming to Havre de Grace, MD, November 29th & 30th
The 1st Annual Victorian Holiday Faire at Steppingstone Farm Museum runs November 29th & 30th, Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4pm each day. Starting a new Harford holiday tradition, the event features a Victorian Christmas at a museum celebrating Harford’s Agricultural History. The event is located at 461 Quaker Bottom Rd., Havre de Grace, MD.   Make a Christmas craft, enjoy tours of the artisan shops and the historic farm house decorated with traditional greens ...

 

Maryland, Port Tobacco, Event Date: December 9-11, 2016
Charles County Maryland Christmas Tour, December 9-11
The Historical Society of Charles County, Maryland welcomes visitors to Charles County December 9-11, 2016.  This year, 18 nonprofit cultural and historical sites have joined together to form the fourth annual Charles County Holiday Trail. The Kris Kringle Christmas Market at the Charles County Fairgrounds kicks off the weekend on Friday, December 9th at 4:00 pm.  Modeled after the famous markets in Germany, this is the first outdoor ...

 
Massachusetts, Springfield, Event Date: November 18, 2014 to April 26, 2015
Origami Interpretations: The Art of Gloria Garfinkel, on View at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, Springfield, MA
Origami Interpretations displays twenty five vibrant paintings, sculptures and prints by New York artist, Gloria Garfinkel. Garfinkel’s work combines complex geometry and painterly invention, informed by Japanese art and design. The artist has been particularly drawn to the kimono, the traditional dress, and the obi, the wide sash that is worn with it. Her work will be on view at the George Walter ...

 

Massachusetts
Nicholas Nicholson, Authority on Russian fine and decorative arts to speak at the Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, MA
Clinton, Massachusetts (March 18, 2014) - Nicholas Nicholson, authority on Russian fine art (18th C. – 1918) Russian decorative arts, Russian imperial ephemera and Russian furniture, is the guest speaker at the members’ and press opening of the upcoming exhibition, The Tsars’ Cabinet, on loan from the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William and Mary. His lecture is entitled Jewels of the Romanovs. The event is held March 27, 6pm, 2014 at the Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton  ...
 
Massachusetts
The Tsars’ Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts Under the Romanovs at the Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, Massachusetts
Clinton, Massachusetts (February 28, 2014) - The Museum of Russian Icons hosts The Tsars’ Cabinet, highlighting two hundred years of Russian decorative arts under the Romanovs, from the time of Peter the Great in the early 18th century to Nicholas II in the early 20th century. Many of the 230 plus objects in the exhibition were designed for public or private use of the tsars or other Romanovs. Others illustrate the styles that were prominent during their reigns. Developed from the Kathleen ...

 

Massachusetts, Clinton, Event Dates: Opening Saturday, June 14, 2014. On view through August 30, 2014
Darker Shades of Red: Soviet Propaganda Art from the Cold War Era at the Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, MA
With Russia in the world news, the new exhibition at the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, MA, Darker Shades of Red, offers visitors a rare opportunity to re-examine and analyze the Cold War period through the exploration of the Soviet Union’s official government propaganda posters. Strikingly graphic and explicit in its socialist message, the collection reveals the economic, social and political ideology of the Soviet Union from the mid 1940s to1990. The exhibit opens Saturday, 

 

Michigan, Goodrich, Event Date: December 9 to 11, 2016
Tinsel & Treasures Ranked Among Top 100 Contemporary and Classic Craft Shows
America’s premier art and craft show magazine, named Handcrafters Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market fifteenth (15th) among the 100 best contemporary and classic craft shows in the United States and Canada. Tinsel & Treasures is Michigan's only top rated indoor art and contemporary craft show. The 37th annual Handcrafters Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market celebrates the very best of this gift giving season featuring over seventy five artist from across the Midwest selling an eclectic mix of gifts crafted by hand and heart. With a variety ...
 
Missouri  
Move Over Tom and Becky: Jim, Huck Finn’s Friend and Companion, Finds a Home in Mark Twain’s Hometown
Hannibal, Missouri (August 5, 2013) - Ever wondered about Jim from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn? Ever wondered about his wife, Sadie Watson and children, Lisbeth and Jonnie? A new museum in Hannibal, Missouri, The Huck Finn Freedom Center: Jim’s Journey, documents this life of Jim, Mark Twain’s famous slave character and portrays how he and African Americans lived as slaves and as a free people after emancipation in 19th century Hannibal, Missouri ...  

 

New Jersey
New Jersey's Tuckerton Seaport Announces New and Exciting Events for 2014
Tuckerton, New Jersey (March 17, 2014) - Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum announces exciting new plans for the 2014 season. Despite damage from Super Storm Sandy, most of their buildings are now restored and open to the public as well as the mini golf course, playground, boardwalk, and nature trail. As part of the NJ 350 celebration the lighting of Tucker’s Lighthouse kicked off the New Year. A fresh new look demands fresh new special events and festivals. Many favorites are returning as well but with a new twist to better the public’s enjoyment.


New Hampshire
Children's Museum in Dover hosts New Hampshire's first Maker Faire
Dover, New Hampshire (August 2, 2013 ) - Maker Faire is coming to New Hampshire! The first-ever Dover Mini Maker Faire is scheduled for Saturday, August 24, 2013, hosted by the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in Dover. This is the first time a Maker Faire has been held in the Granite State.   “We are over the moon about bringing Maker Faire to our state,” said Justine Roberts, Executive Director of the Children’s Museum of NH. “This event aligns perfectly with our mission to ignite children’s creative potential by challenging them to think big ...

 

New Hampshire  
New Hampshire's Strawbery Banke Museum 2013 Exhibit "Tapping Portsmouth" Taps Local Brewers
Portsmouth, New Hampshire (April 10, 2013) – Four Portsmouth breweries – The Portsmouth Brewery, Redhook Brewery, Smuttynose Brewing Co., and Earth Eagle Brewings -- are working together with Strawbery Banke Museum to present this year’s special exhibit, “Tapping Portsmouth: How the Brewing Industry Shaped the City,” opening May 1, with additional sponsorship from Kennebunk Savings Bank.   To celebrate both the extensive history of  ...

 

New York
A European-Inspired event in historic Canandaigua, New York
Canandaigua, New York (September 3, 2013) - November 8, 9, 10, 2013 marks the seventh year for the Canandaigua Christkindl Market. This event is held on the lawn of the majestic Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum in a series of decorated heated tents and brings together over 150 juried artisans and unique food vendors. German food along with traditional fare, wine, beer and "Gideon's Grog" will be available. Live entertainment and holiday music fill the ..

 

Oregon, Oregon City, Event Date: October, 2014 - January 15, 2015
New exhibit in partnership with the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Oregon City
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde’s Chachalu Tribal Museum and Cultural Center is continuing its collaboration with the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive & Visitor Information Center on several Native American historical exhibits. A new exhibit, “Before the Grand Ronde Reserve: Native Presence and Assimilation at Willamette Falls,” is now open through January 15, 2015. This newest collaboration joins other enhancements the Tribe ...
 
Pennsylvania, West Chester, Event Date: October 11th & 12th, 2014
All-Helicopter Airshow Whirls Into Pennsylvania at RotorFest 2014, Oct 11th and 12th
The American Helicopter Museum’s RotorFest 2014, the annual, only all-helicopter air show in the US, is scheduled for October 11th and 12th, from 10am – 4:30pm at the American Helicopter Museum, 1220 American Blvd., West Chester, PA. RotorFest 2014, managed by Dave Schultz Airshows, LLC, will feature a special tribute to soldiers in the Pennsylvania National Guard returning soldiers, the US Army Golden Knights 16 person parachute team from Ft. Bragg, NC, the original Bat Mobile and Bat Copter flying show ...
 
Pennsylvania, West Chester, Event Date: October 11th and 12th
Philadelphia Region's Helicopter Story Revealed; Helicopter Air Show Plans Unveiled at American Helicopter Museum
The Cradle of Rotary Wing Aviation exhibit at the American Helicopter Museum explains why everywhere you go in the Philadelphia and Southeastern PA region, you will find pioneers and places related to the development of the helicopter. The American Helicopter Museum’s RotorFest 2014, the annual, only all-helicopter air show in the US, is scheduled for October 11th and 12th from 10am – 4:30pm at the American Helicopter Museum, 1220 American Blvd., West Chester, PA. A family ...
 
Pennsylvania
Reveal the Secrets of an Ancient Tomb at the Mercer Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Doylestown, Pennsylvania (September 19, 2013) - The secrets of an ancient world await! In the new exhibit, Mystery of the Mayan Medallion, young archaeologists are transported to the ancient city of Palenque, Mexico where they must follow the clues to locate a precious jade medallion that has been buried in the city’s ruins. The exhibit will run from September 21 until January 12, 2014 at the Mercer Museum, located at Pine Street & Scout Way in Doylestown ...


Pennsylvania, Doylestown, Event Date: Through June 12, 2016
Test Your Survival Skills in the Interactive Exhibit, American Adventure, Mercer Museum, Doylestown, PA
The Mercer Museum's latest exhibit, American Adventure, puts visitors into the shoes of the original American colonists and challenges them to survive for one year, in this realistic role-play adventure. Sound easy? Think again… Of the original 104 settlers who arrived in the spring of 1607, fewer than 40 survived the first twelve months. Visitors will wind their way through interactive galleries set within a challenging 2500 

Pennsylvania
From Your Town to Ours exhibition celebrates communities across Pennsylvania at the Palmer Museum of Art
University Park, Pennsylvania (August 5, 2013) - The Palmer Museum of Art presents From Your Town to Ours: Pennsylvania Prints from the O’Connor-Yeager Collection Revisited, which will be on view at the museum through August 11, 2013.   Early in 1980, the Palmer Museum of Art, then known as the Museum of Art, presented an exhibition of prints from the collection of John C. O’Connor ’38 and Ralph M. Yeager ’42. The eighty-two lithographs, intaglios ...
 
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania’s Mercer Museum Brings the Civil War to Life in New Exhibit
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, May 15, 2013 - The Mercer Museum, one of Bucks County, PA’s premier tourist attractions, commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with the exhibit, "Turning Points: Civil War, 1863-1864." Turning Points brings to life the local citizens and soldiers of the era who experienced the war’s most pivotal years. Visitors will have the opportunity to view more than 300 artifacts, meet local citizens like one time fugitive slave, Benjamin "Big Ben" Jones, cast a vote in the 1864 Lincoln-McClellan election and explore a camp tent to see  ...
 

 

Pennsylvania
Bellefonte Art Museum presents the Art of Adornment: jewelry and adornment created by people of traditional cultures, Bellefonte, PA
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (April 15, 2014) - The Art of Adornment is an exhibit at the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County of over 300 pieces of jewelry and adornment created by people of traditional cultures from Africa, Asia and the Americas. The exhibit is divided into 13 geocultural regions showing samples from those areas. Although many different styles are included in the show, they represent only a fraction of the over 5000 tribal, ethnic and indigenous groups in our ...

 

Tennessee
Groundbreaking Slavery Exhibit Opens at Tennessee State Museum
Nashville, TN (December 9, 2013) - A groundbreaking exhibit about the slaves and slaveholders who worked and resided at a distinctive plantation in Tennessee will open next year at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville.  The exhibit, Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation, looks at the lives of both the enslaved African Americans and their white owners on the 13,000 acre plantation in Robertson County, Tennessee. The exhibition, which is free to the public, will open Feb. 11 and close Aug. 31, 2014.  Through first and third person accounts, the exhibit will reconstruct the lives of several enslaved people, giving them names, faces, and the details of what ...

 
Texas
Pioneer Museum' s 56th Annual Holiday Home Tour & Gift Market, Fredericksburg Texas
Fredericksburg, Texas (November 19th, 2013) - Of all the holiday events planned for this year, expect the Gillespie County Historical Society, Pioneer Museum's 56th Annual Holiday Home Tour to be among the most irresistible. Tour proceeds support Fredericksburg’s Pioneer Museum. Perhaps most indulgent of all, the tour provides a rare glimpse into historic private homes that have been meticulously restored and lavishly decorated for the holidays by talented designers who know how to masterfully create a celebratory mood. This year it’s going to be an ...

 

Texas
Heritage Farmstead Museum Celebrates FarmFest 2013, Plano, Texas
Plano, Texas (September 3, 2013) - Experience a county fair style atmosphere at the Heritage Farmstead Museum’s first annual FarmFest on Saturday, September 7, 2013, from 11:00am – 8:00pm. This family-friendly, all-day celebration will feature livestock demonstrations, the Model-A club, a John Deere Antique tractor show, hands on farm activities, food from Ye Ole Butcher Shop, games and contests, craft and retail vendors, old time photography with Misty Hoyt, a beer and wine garden with Love and War in Texas, and fresh squeezed ...

 

Texas
A More Complete Story of Texas: The Institute of Texan Cultures, San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas (October 7, 2013) - Opened in 1968 as the Texas Exhibits Hall, the Institute of Texan Cultures is the state’s leading resource on multicultural education. Its exhibit floor features more than 20 cultures that emigrated to Texas and contributed to the state’s cultural identity. The museum’s fall 2013 schedule includes two Smithsonian traveling exhibits, “Native Words, Native Warriors” and “Ramp it Up,” with associated family day activities. Spring 2014 includes the Asian Festival, San Antonio’s citywide Fiesta celebration and the museum’s ...
 
Texas
Ellen Noël Art Museum Presents Oktoberfest 2013, Odessa, Texas, October 18th
Odessa, Texas (October 7, 2013) - Started in October of 2010 as a new fundraiser for the Ellen Noël Art Museum of the Permian Basin, Oktoberfest is an outdoor party fashioned after the original German Oktoberfest in Munich. Held on Friday, October 18, 2013 6:30 - 10:30 PM, in the parking lot of the museum, attendees enjoy authentic German cuisine and imported draft beer from Ogi's Restaurant and Bar. Musical entertainment provided by Grammy Award winning band Brave Combo.   Dinner, Drinks, and Dancing tickets: $35 in advance, $40 at the door ...
 
Texas
Bayou Bend Invites Guests to Sip and Stroll, First Four Thursdays in October, Houston, Texas
Houston, Texas (September 3, 2013) - Invite a friend and Sip and Stroll through Bayou Bend’s historic River Oaks estate at twilight, open late the first four Thursdays in October. The mansion’s museum interiors and 14-acre southern gardens are open for self-guided tours, and wine and light refreshments are available for al fresco enjoyment on the Diana Terrace from 6 to 8 p.m. Sip and Stroll Evenings are a perfect way to relax after work at Houston’s most spectacular ...

 

Texas
A More Complete Story of Texas: The Institute of Texan Cultures, San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas (October 7, 2013) - Opened in 1968 as the Texas Exhibits Hall, the Institute of Texan Cultures is the state’s leading resource on multicultural education. Its exhibit floor features more than 20 cultures that emigrated to Texas and contributed to the state’s cultural identity. The museum’s fall 2013 schedule includes two Smithsonian traveling exhibits, “Native Words, Native Warriors” and “Ramp it Up,” with associated family day activities. Spring 2014 includes the Asian Festival, San Antonio’s citywide Fiesta celebration and the museum’s ...

 

Texas, Mineral Wells, May 20, Event Date: June 7th
5th Annual Vietnam Memorial Update – Kent State Exhibit, Weatherford, TX, June 7th
On June 7th, The National Vietnam War Museum will host the 5th annual update of its replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at 12685 Mineral Wells Highway, Weatherford, TX . The gates will open at 8:00 a.m. with the ceremony beginning at 10:00 a.m. The event will honor the four men whose names were added to the wall in Washington, D.C. last year, as well as a special welcome home to fourteen recovered MIAs. Following the outdoor ceremonies, the Visitor Center will be open so that guests can view the museum’s latest exhibit, a photo retrospective of the Kent State Shooting ...
 
Texas, Bandera, Event Date: July 25th to 26th
Celebrate the National Day of The American Cowboy in the Cowboy Capital of the World, Bandera, TX
There's no better place to celebrate the American Cowboy than Bandera, Texas, the official Cowboy Capital of the World. Every year Bandera's own Frontier Times Museum celebrates the National Day of the American Cowboy, a holiday that was established by the United States Congress to recognize this true American icon. This year's celebration will be held on July 25th and July 26th at the Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th Street Bandera, Texas. Activities begin Friday evening with a reception inducting great Texans into the museum's Texas Heroes Hall of Honor. Saturday brings family fun  ...

 

Vermont
Playing with Time at Vermont's Montshire Museum of Science, May 25–September 8, 2013
Norwich, Vermont, May 10, 2013 - It’s everybody’s dream—to be able to control the clock. The Montshire Museum of Science challenges visitors to slow time down or speed it up to explore the natural world as never before in the new exhibition Playing with Time, from May 25 to September 8, 2013.   Playing With Time gives visitors the tools they need to see a previously hidden world: events that occur too quickly or too slowly for humans to perceive—the flap of a  ...

 

Washington, La Conner, Event Date: October 3-5, 2014
International Quilt & Fiber Art Festival Comes to La Conner, WA, October 3-5
The La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum is hosting its 14th annual Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival, October 3-5, in La Conner, WA. This Festival features an international exhibit of over 150 juried and judged traditional and art quilts, wearable art and fiber art pieces submitted from the US, Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Japan, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. Held at Maple Hall and the La Conner Civic Garden Club ...

 

Washington, Tumwater, Event Date: October 2, 2016
Thurston County history comes alive with pioneer activities, period attire and music: History in the Park, Tumwater, WA
The history of early Thurston County will come alive on Sunday, October 2, at Tumwater Falls Park (110 Deschutes Way SW) in Tumwater, WA. The History in the Park event, number twelve in a series called Thurston County Through the Decades, will be held from 10 am until 4 pm, and will feature historical displays, demonstrations, and hands-on activities representative of life in Thurston County during the years 1825 to 1850. Among the planned ...
 
Washington, Tumwater, Event Date: October 8, 2016
Tumwater Historical Association Presents "Past to Present - A Quilt Rescue Workshop," Tumwater, WA
Do you own a mystery quilt, or one that is in poor condition or needs repair? If so visit the Tumwater Historical Association's "Past to Present...A Quilt Rescue Workshop," taking place October 8 at the Tumwater First Baptist Church, 405 East X Street, Tumwater, WA. This will be an opportunity for you to bring your quilt and have your questions answered. You will be able to have it identified, dated, receive information on repairs and suggestions for ...


Washington, D.C.
Exhibition of Artist Audrey Niffenegger, Author "The Time Traveler's Wife"
Washington, D.C. (June 18, 2013) - The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) presents "Awake in the Dream World: The Art of Audrey Niffenegger," the first major museum exhibition of visual artist and author of "The Time Traveler’s Wife." In this mid-career retrospective on view in Washington, D.C. June 21–November 10, 2013, Niffenegger reveals a mysterious, strange and whimsical world, both real and imagined, through 239 paintings, drawings, prints and book art. “Niffenegger’s captivating narratives, presented  ...
 
Washington, D.C.
Faith Ringgold's 1960s Civil Rights and Feminist Paintings in D.C. Exhibition
Washington, D.C. (June 18, 2013) - Faith Ringgold’s powerful, provocative paintings of the 1960s are the focus of "American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960s," an exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) on view in Washington, D.C. June 21–November 10, 2013. The exhibition explores the emotional and at times contentious issues that were at the forefront of her experience of racial inequality in the United States during the 1960s. Ringgold (b. 1930) created ...

 

Washington, D.C.
Become a Crime Scene Investigator for a Week at the Crime Museum Crime Scene Investigation Camp, Washington D.C.
Washington, D.C. (March 28, 2014) - This is the 4th summer that the Crime Museum in Washington D.C. invites children ages 12 and up to learn all about Crime Scene Investigation.   Campers will learn to process a crime scene and interpret all the evidence they have collected. They will be instructed by a forensic technician on techniques for crime scene photography, document analysis, fingerprinting, blood spatter analysis, and other forensic science applications. To accommodate all parents, half day and full day options are available. Camp will run two weeks in July with start dates  ..
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