Latest Museums News

Correction: World War II Museum Expansion story

Oct. 14, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a story Oct. 13 about a museum in New Orleans dedicated to World War II, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the building cost $33 million. A spokesman for the museum said it cost $25 million. The story also corrects the style for the museum's name from the National World...

Museum exhibit explores Shakers' modern branding strategies

Oct. 14, 2019 5:25 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Shakers have long been known for the simple design of their furniture and household objects, but a new exhibit at the Currier Museum of Art explores their cutting-edge skills in brand management. The Manchester museum is featuring a new exhibit called The Shakers and the Modern...

State seeks nominations for Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

Oct. 14, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Department of Aging is accepting nominations for the state's Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. It honors current or long-time Ohio residents age 60 and older who have made and continue to make a lasting impact on their communities, professions or vocations. The department says 486...

The Latest: Cincinnati, Miami now NFL's only winless teams

Oct. 14, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

The Latest on the NFL's Week 6 (all times EDT): ___ 7:25 p.m. The NFL is down to just a pair of winless teams with the New York Jets and Washington Redskins finally getting their first victories of the season. Washington won the battle of winless teams by edging Miami 17-16 with the Redskins smothering a 2-point...

All aboard: Movement afoot to restore historic bus

Oct. 13, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

WEIRTON, W.Va. (AP) — It's back from the "graveyard," but there's nothing spooky about a proposed effort to restore something that once roamed the streets of Weirton, Steubenville, Ohio, Follansbee, Wellsburg, New Cumberland and beyond. Bus No. 99 from the P&W Bus Co. — the Pittsburgh and...

Official: Spitting incident at museum not racially motivated

Oct. 12, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

SHELTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut school official says she doesn't believe race was a factor when a white student spat on a black visitor at the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C. School officials in Shelton say the Friday incident resulted in a group from...

Massachusetts history museum launches $10M campaign

Oct. 12, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

DEERFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts museum that preserves the story of Colonial New England has launched a $10 million fundraising campaign to help save its extensive collection and improve the visitor experience. Historic Deerfield's "America's Town, America's Story" campaign launched this week...

She owns 3,000 handbags, and keeps them in an army bunker

Oct. 12, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ilene Hochberg Wood's collection of 3,000 handbags — the majority of which dwell in a 2,400-square-foot Quonset hut on her Lehigh Valley estate — will make a fashionista fall to her knees. Her collection has everything: crossbodies and clutches, wristlets and duffels,...

Milwaukee Public Museum launches a live spiders exhibit

Oct. 11, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee's natural history museum is hoping its new live spiders exhibit can educate visitors instead of scaring them away. The Milwaukee Public Museum is hosting the Spiders Alive! exhibit from Oct. 5 through January 2020. The exhibit features 17 species of live arachnids from around...

Montana Historical Society seeks to display Unabomber cabin

Oct. 11, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana society has said it is interested in the cabin where the Unabomber lived after a Washington, D.C. museum announced plans to return it in 2020 to the FBI, its current owner. The Independent Record reported Thursday that Theodore Kaczynski's cabin has been on display in Newseum...