Stories tagged: museum
Wed., Oct. 9, 2019
Businessman and aviation enthusiast opening flying museum at Felts Field
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019
‘It’s like time traveling’: Museum devoted to prolific photographers of Wallace history to open Sunday
The picture is so clear, the detail so crisp, you can easily count the wrinkles under his eyes. Especially the ones at the sides, fanning outward like tiny crow’s feet.
Fri., Aug. 9, 2019
On the eve of Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday, Ray Kresek says the origins of what he calls the world’s largest Smokey Bear collection – which exists in a crowded but …
UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019
A new exhibit at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture examines the real-world origins of mythical creatures, past and present.
Sun., June 2, 2019
Balancing act: Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture leadership strives to emphasize ‘art’ and ‘culture’
The first time Freya Liggett noticed a job opening at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, she let it pass on by. Not only was she enjoying her role …
Wed., Feb. 6, 2019
Five people have lost their jobs at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture as the stand-alone state agency struggles to find its financial footing. Wesley Jessup, the museum’s executive …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018
Firefighters found bone fragments from a collection in the still-smoldering National Museum, an official said Tuesday, raising hopes that a famed skull might somehow have survived a massive blaze that …
Thu., July 12, 2018
The Museum of Idaho has received a donation of more than 80,000 artifacts and specimens unearthed from a series of caves west of Idaho Falls.
UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018
Elvis Presley’s Rolls Royce, the suits the Beatles wore on their first tour of America, Bruce Springsteen’s sleeveless faded denim jacket and colorful headband, and Michael Jackson’s famous glove are …
UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018
Tribal artifacts that have been hidden away in the archives of the British Museum in London for nearly 120 years are being returned to a Native American tribe for an …
Fri., May 25, 2018
Reclusive pop artist Robert Indiana didn’t open his island home to many strangers. That’s going to change with his death.
Thu., May 10, 2018
A mummified monkey that was found in the air ducts of a former department store in downtown Minneapolis last month is going on display.
Sun., April 15, 2018
Since its opening in mid-October, “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” has attracted 47,500 visitors to the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture.
Tue., March 20, 2018
The ever-changing history of Sisters is mostly overlooked. Nowhere in the city of 2,000 people is there a museum to preserve and showcase its history. Lukens, a former high school …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018
With much fanfare, Egypt on Thursday placed the ancient statue of one of its most famous pharaohs, Ramses II, in the entrance hall of a new antiquities’ museum under construction …
Fri., Dec. 8, 2017
Many in Mississippi’s African-American community had waited decades for a civil rights museum. But with President Donald Trump coming to the museum’s opening Saturday, some will skip the eagerly anticipated …
Fri., Oct. 27, 2017
Prior to 1937, marijuana was considered medicine, and its versatile parent plant, hemp, was grown and refined for the production of paper, textiles, clothing, biofuels and more.
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017
Talk about spooky: a Halloween-themed tour of New Orleans’ grisly history opens next week and it’s not for the squeamish.
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017
An Idaho-born landscape painter who traveled the world on the strength of his sales, had one-man shows in New York and commissioned a studio by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright …
UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017
A 2,500-square-foot museum in the former entrance to the old Oregon State Hospital walks visitors through not only the state-run hospital’s checkered history, though there’s plenty of that, but also …
Sat., June 17, 2017
From the squiggly, pink handrails outside the entrance to the front hall decorated with scenes from “And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street” – a real street …
Mon., June 12, 2017
A prominent Portland philanthropist announced he’s donating $5 million for an art museum on the campus of Portland State University.
Sat., June 3, 2017
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Through a seemingly endless parade of books, movies, documentaries, archival footage and photographs, World War II and its impact still seem so accessible even though its …
Tue., May 9, 2017
The city on Monday solicited bids for the project. It will be centered around the north St. Louis home where Berry lived for eight years in the 1950s. During that …
Wed., May 3, 2017
Former President Barack Obama unveiled plans for his future presidential center Wednesday, painting a picture of a buzzing hub for youth and community programs on the South Side of Chicago …
Wed., April 12, 2017
A New York City museum is asking fans of Jim Henson’s Muppets to help pay for an exhibition featuring original puppets of beloved characters like Elmo, Miss Piggy and Kermit …
Tue., April 4, 2017
Crossing a glass walkway that spans a field of 9,000 poppies, visitors to the official U.S. memorial to World War I are transported to a time when tanks and air …
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017
Thieves broke into the German capital’s Bode Museum before dawn Monday and made off with a massive 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin worth millions of dollars, police said.
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017
Tom Heckler, curator of the Spokane Fire Department museum, was recently gifted a 1977 engine to add to his collection. The problem? He doesn’t have anywhere to display it.
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017
An Oregon museum has been selected as a Smithsonian Affiliate, allowing it to access exhibits and artifacts from the world’s largest museum and research complex.