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Civil rights museum celebrating anniversary with free day

Sep. 21, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with free admission for visitors on Saturday. Founded in 1991, the Memphis-based museum chronicles the history of civil rights in America, from slavery to...

'Outsiders' house: Tiny Tulsa museum draws big names

Sep. 20, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

TULSA, Oklahoma (AP) — This summer, it was Leonardo DiCaprio. Then it was Green Day. A tiny museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, dedicated to a movie classic and run by an entertainer, is drawing big names in the Heartland. The Outsiders House Museum was created by Danny Boy...

NE Indiana museum gets $500K federal grant for new roof

Sep. 20, 2021 07:37 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana auto museum has received a $500,000 grant for improvements that will include replacing a leaky roof that now requires more than 80 buckets to catch leaks throughout its third floor. The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum...

Tourism body shops around collection of Dillinger artifacts

Sep. 20, 2021 07:32 AM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A northwest Indiana tourism body is shopping around its collection of John Dillinger memorabilia. The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is considering unloading the artifacts, including a photo of the 1930s gangster's lifeless face, one...

Museum showcases Indigenous boarding school experience, art

Sep. 20, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Two temporary exhibits are now on display at the Dennos Museum Center that explore the off-reservation boarding schools for Indigenous children and contemporary Anishinaabek art. “Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories”...

Emmys: O-T Fagbenle rocks Nigerian look, Porter wears wings

Sep. 20, 2021 00:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michaela Jaé “Mj” Rodriguez wore vintage Versace Atelier in teal in an homage to Old Hollywood, her hair flowing down her back, and Billy Porter worked large wings on his black trouser look Sunday at the slimmed-down Emmy Awards. Coming less than a...

'Un(re)solved' exhibit focuses on civil rights-era killings

Sep. 19, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An interactive exhibit in Mississippi prompts visitors to speak aloud the names of people who were killed in acts of racist violence in the United States during the civil rights era — incantations in a darkened room to honor some 150 men, women and children whose...

Larry Bird museum planners assembling memorabilia collection

Sep. 19, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Organizers of a planned museum about basketball great Larry Bird in Terre Haute are starting to assemble thousands of items ahead of its expected opening next year. The museum will be part of the new Terre Haute Convention Center, which remains...

Plymouth museum marks 400 years of Thanksgiving with exhibit

Sep. 18, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts museum dedicated to the English colony of Plymouth and local indigenous tribes is opening a new exhibit to mark the 400th anniversary of Thanksgiving. The Plimoth Patuxet Museums said the exhibit entitled “We Gather Together:...

Open house, fly-in showcases new aviation museum in Lyndon

Sep. 18, 2021 08:02 AM EDT

LYNDON, Vt. (AP) — An open house and fly-in event is being held at the Caledonia County Airport in Lyndon on Saturday to showcase a refurberished building that will become the Vermont Aviation Museum and Flying School. The Experimental Aviation...