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Proposed Fargo-Moorhead science museum gets $1 million gift

Jan. 16, 2022 12:48 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A proposed science museum in the Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota area has received a $1 million donation from a local business leader. Officials with the Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum say the gift from John Ballantyne will help with facility planning and...

Building could become museum for Black Civil War regiment

Jan. 16, 2022 11:12 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A vacant building in Hartford could become a museum honoring a famed Black Civil War regiment. Army veteran Bridgitte Prince is spearheading a project to raise $35 million to tell the story of the 29th Regiment Connecticut Infantry (Colored), the first Union...

Springfield museum exhibit features artists from Illinois

Jan. 16, 2022 09:23 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A museum exhibit in Springfield is featuring a range of work from Illinois artists including Muddy Waters, Earth Wind and Fire and Chance the Rapper. It’s called the “State of Sound” and runs through Jan. 23 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential...

Fossil named after Nevada brewer who named his beer after it

Jan. 16, 2022 05:12 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — First, the beer was named for the fossil. Now, it’s come full circle, as a species of the fossil found in Nevada is named for the maker of the beer. The first giant creature to inhabit the earth, the ichthyosaur, dominated the earth’s oceans in...

Smithsonian exhibition coming to 6 Massachusetts towns

Jan. 15, 2022 11:33 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's traveling exhibit on changes in rural America is coming to six Massachusetts towns. The nonprofit Mass Humanities chose six local organizations to host “Crossroads: Changes in Rural America” for the 2022-23 traveling exhibit produced by the...

Maryland Historical Trust seeks to record Indigenous history

Jan. 15, 2022 09:12 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Historical Trust will use a $50,000 grant from the National Park Service to document the accomplishments and stories of Indigenous people in Baltimore City. These stories are important, said Heather Barrett, administrator of architectural research of...

Eiteljorg Museum will show Native American art in new way

Jan. 15, 2022 00:08 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Eiteljorg Museum ’s revamped Native American Galleries will show works spanning more than 170 years when they reopen in June. But visitors won’t start at the beginning, middle or even the end of that timeframe. Instead, they’ll be greeted by artwork with stories that...

Keith Hernandez stunned by Mets jersey retirement news

Jan. 12, 2022 17:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Hernandez was startled to see Mets owner Steve Cohen calling out of the blue Tuesday, then put at ease when the pair spent 10 minutes talking about New York's splashy offseason. “Then he said, ‘That’s not the reason I'm calling,' and then he dropped the...

Painting by Marsden Hartley last seen 40 years ago is found

Jan. 12, 2022 14:28 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A painting by the American modernist Marsden Hartley that had been missing for 40 years was found in a bank vault, a significant step toward recovering the works of an increasingly appreciated artist who considered himself “the painter of Maine.” The...

Black history sites in 5 Southern states to receive grants

Jan. 11, 2022 14:59 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Sites associated with Black history in five Southern states will each receive grants of $50,000 from the Southern Poverty Law Center, a liberal advocacy group based in Alabama, the organization said Tuesday. Officials with the nonprofit law center said the...