Latest Cultural history museums News

Editorial Roundup:

Mar. 30, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. March 27, 2020 SUBSCRIBE NOW 99¢ per month. Save 90%. Home News Media USA TODAY Jobs Archives More Search Subscribe Sign In OPINION You don't need to practice social distancing from Mother Nature: Enjoy Iowa's parks — and pass a tax to fund them The Register's editorial Published...

Stephanie Owens looks over the garden with her son, Cole, as they tend to it at their home Wednesday March 25 , 2020, in Glen Allen, Va. Owens is a pharmacist who has had to continue to go to work, but has been able to spend more time with her kids because they are home from school . One of the activities that they have done is planting the garden. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

A walk through town: Families, coronavirus and togetherness

Mar. 28, 2020 6:31 AM EDT

GLEN ALLEN, Va. (AP) — In a quiet suburb just north of Richmond, Virginia, a mother and her three children spend a weekday afternoon planting a small garden of spinach, red cabbage and lettuce. Across town, a dad teaches his kids how to play volleyball on an empty court. In a sprawling park, a father shows...

Michigan Editorial Roundup

Mar. 16, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

The Detroit News. March 13, 2020. Close theaters, restrict malls to protect kids. There's no point turning out schools for a month to protect children from getting or spreading the COVID-19 virus if they're going to spend their free time gathering in other places outside their homes. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued...

Nevada museum tells of forced Native American assimilation

Mar. 6, 2020 7:20 PM EST

Native American children were kidnapped from their families and packed into wagons, trucks and trains to be taken off their reservation to the the Stewart Indian School in northern Nevada. An account from an anonymous Western Shoshone tribe member, one of hundreds now told at the Stewart Indian School Cultural...

Exhibit to mark a century of female activism in Virginia

Mar. 4, 2020 4:43 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Museum of History & Culture is set to open an exhibit that honors celebrates a century of female activism in the state. “Agents of Change: Female Activism in Virginia from Women's Suffrage to Today” is scheduled to open Sunday. The exhibit will feature...

Jefferson-Jenkins, Madison named Freedom Summer honorees

Mar. 3, 2020 11:04 AM EST

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — A former president of the League of Women Voters and a satellite radio host have been announced as this year's Freedom of Summer '64 awardees. Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins and Joe Madison of "The Joe Madison Show" will be award by Miami University, WVXU-FM reported Monday. The award was...

FILE - This is a Nov. 10, 2010, file photo showing the interior of The National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. The museum filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday morning, March 2, 2020. The museum said it owed about $30 million to bondholders and about $500,000 to unsecured creditors, according to court documents. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

American Jewish history museum seeks bankruptcy protection

Mar. 2, 2020 11:51 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, seeking relief from debt brought by construction efforts. Phil Darivoff, chair of the museum’s board, told The Philadelphia Inquirer the museum has been carrying millions of...

The new director of Poland's landmark POLIN museum of Jewish history, Zygmunt Stepinski, is addressing reporters to vow the museum's independence and continuation of mission following a yearlong stalemate with the government, at the POLIN museum, in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

New director of Poland's Jewish museum vouches independence

Feb. 28, 2020 10:51 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The landmark Jewish museum in Poland's capital retained its independence and can carry on with its mission now that a new director is in place after a year-long stalemate with the government, museum managers said Friday. The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews emerged from...

Museum exhibit focuses on the art, history of quilt making

Feb. 18, 2020 8:29 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis' Eiteljorg Museum is continuing a year of exhibits honoring the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage with a feature on quilts and the stories they tell. The exhibit opening March 7 highlights quilts made by women from the early 1800s to the present day. Johanna Blume,...

New leader of indigenous museum is educator, tribe member

Feb. 15, 2020 1:48 PM EST

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The new executive director of a museum dedicated to the indigenous people of Maine is a professional educator and member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe. The Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor will be led by Christopher Newell, the museum's trustees announced this week. The museum documents...