Latest Museums News

WWII Museum show to feature stories of bravery, sacrifice

Nov. 26, 2021 11:01 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans museum plans to launch an elaborate nighttime sound-and-light show next year to showcase individual stories of bravery and sacrifice during World War II. The National WII Museum plans to premier its Expressions of America show next...

Shelburne Museum featuring 'Winter Lights' arrangements

Nov. 26, 2021 02:12 AM EST

SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) — A new holiday tradition is starting at one of Vermont's landmarks. Shelburne Museum is hosting “Winter Lights," with 12 buildings and gardens decorated with multicolored light arrangements, the museum said. The event starts...

New Pearl Harbor exhibit opening at National WWII Museum

Nov. 21, 2021 10:16 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new exhibit at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans considers how the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was and is remembered. The exhibit is part of the museum’s commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the attack, which took place on...

Illinois State Museum debuts store with state-themed items

Nov. 20, 2021 09:56 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A new store at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield will feature products from the state, along with state-themed souvenirs, specialty foods and toys. It’ll be called the Shop and it opens to the public on Saturday. Families are invited...

Volunteers work to preserve legacies of Indiana’s veterans

Nov. 20, 2021 00:18 AM EST

VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) — Upstairs in the McGrady-Brockman building of the Knox County Public Library, staff member Anne Hecht pulls a couple of aged 8x10 portraits of two young boys from one of many storage totes strung across the floor. “Here are their baby pictures...

Indian tribes seek return of remains, artifacts from Alabama

Nov. 19, 2021 18:16 PM EST

Seven tribes are asking an Alabama university to return the remains of nearly 6,000 people excavated over the years from what once was one of the largest Native American settlements in North America. The Oklahoma-based Muscogee Nation, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and five...

Rare first printing of US Constitution sells for record $43M

Nov. 19, 2021 15:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare first printing of the U.S. Constitution sold at Sotheby’s in New York for $43.2 million, a record price for a document or book sold at auction. The buyer, hedge fund manager Kenneth Griffin, will loan the document to the Crystal Bridges Museum...

Oklahoma State holds on to top N.C. State 74-68

Nov. 17, 2021 23:02 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Kalib Boone scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half, Bryce Williams and Rondel Walker made six free throws in the final half-minute and Oklahoma State fended off N.C. State 74-68 at the Hall of Fame Showcase Wednesday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena. ...

Boston museum workers on 1-day strike over pay, COVID safety

Nov. 17, 2021 17:19 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Pandemic-weary workers at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts went on a one-day strike Wednesday over stalled contract negotiations with management, the latest strike amid an monthslong uptick in labor action nationwide. Members of the Museum of Fine Arts Union...

Ichiro Suzuki to be inducted into Mariners Hall of Fame

Nov. 17, 2021 15:15 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners will induct Ichiro Suzuki into the team’s Hall of Fame during the 2022 season, the club announced Wednesday. Suzuki will be honored on Aug. 27 when Seattle faces Cleveland. “Mariners fans were fortunate to...