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Spokane Valley Heritage Museum opens World War I exhibit honoring local veterans

Spokane Valley Heritage Museum opens World War I exhibit honoring local veterans and sharing local connections to “The European War.”


DC-based for decades, Apollo 11 capsule to go on road trip

The capsule, named “Columbia,” went on a tour of U.S. capitals following its historic role in the mission to the moon. But since then it has made its home at …


Rare Tyrannosaurus rex skull arrives at Seattle museum

Paleontologists with Seattle’s Burke Museum have unearthed the bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex that lived more than 66 million years ago, including a rare nearly complete 4-foot long skull.


Spokane Valley Heritage Museum volunteer gets talk flowing

Don Gorman began volunteering for the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum before it existed and he never quit. The way Gorman tells the story, he met Chuck King at a picnic …


On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets

BRZEZINKA, Poland (AP) — A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis’ most notorious death camp on Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of …


French ex-hostage identifies captor in Syria

PARIS (AP) — A French journalist held hostage for months by extremists in Syria says one of his captors was a Frenchman suspected of killing four people at the Brussels …


World War I: the war that inspired innovative art

NEW YORK (AP) — In the summer of 1914, with the war in Europe just two weeks old, Henry James knew that something had been lost forever. “Black and hideous …


Las Vegas is known for casinos, but museums hold treasure, too

People come to Las Vegas to gamble and be entertained, and the thought of including a visit to a museum seems like trying to mix oil and water. But only …


Valleyford museum may be history

The Valleyford History Museum is looking for a new home after losing its space inside the On Sacred Grounds coffee shop. There are still a few old tools high on …


MAC is free on Saturday

The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture is taking part in Smithsonian Magazine’s “museum day live” Saturday, offering free admission to those who download tickets through the magazine’s website. More …


Alaska reclaims missing moon rocks since 1973

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A display of moon rocks that disappeared from an Alaska museum after an arson fire nearly four decades ago has been returned to the state following …


Nation pays tribute to sacrifices of veterans

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From sea to shining sea, the nation paid tribute to its members of the armed services Sunday, both with somber traditions such as a Virginia wreath-laying …


Nation pays tribute to sacrifices of veterans

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From sea to shining sea, the nation paid tribute to its members of the armed services Sunday, both with somber traditions such as a Virginia wreath-laying …


Across US, Veterans Day commemorations under way

Saturday marked the first of what will be three days of Veterans Day commemorations across the United States. The holiday falls on a Sunday, and the federal observance is on …


Museums, theaters among NYC attractions reopening

NEW YORK (AP) — Museums, the Empire State Building, Broadway theaters and many stores reopened Wednesday to the relief of tourists who’d been stuck in hotel rooms since the weekend …


US returns 4,000 archaeological relics to Mexico

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — More than 4,000 archaeological artifacts looted from Mexico and seized in the U.S. have been returned to Mexican authorities in what experts say is one …


Soundtrack to history: 1878 Edison audio unveiled

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — It’s scratchy, lasts only 78 seconds and features the world’s first recorded blooper. The modern masses can now listen to what experts say is the oldest …


Spotlight: Chicago artist Kaczynski featured at SFCC, EWU

Chicago sculptor and installation artist Kelly Kaczynski will be exhibiting her work and discussing it in Spokane beginning this week. Kaczynski is the featured artist in a dual show – …


Endeavour finally reaches permanent LA museum home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour was finally lodged at its retirement home Monday following a slow weekend parade through city streets that turned out to be a logistical …


Endeavour finally reaches permanent LA museum home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was supposed to be a slow but smooth journey to retirement, a parade through city streets for a shuttle that logged millions of miles in …


Curt Schilling might have to sell bloody sock

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling might have to sell or give up the famed blood-stained sock he wore on the team’s way to the …


Baltimore police uncover 1951 Renoir theft report

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police have located a 60-year-old theft report from the day a Renoir painting disappeared from the Baltimore Museum of Art that matches the description of an artwork …


Baltimore museum has strong case in Renoir theft

WASHINGTON (AP) — An expert on art thefts says the Baltimore Museum of Art likely has a strong case to reclaim a Renoir painting that was stolen in 1951 and …


Renoir artwork from flea market now thought stolen

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Renoir painting that caused a sensation when it was bought at a flea market for $7 may have been stolen from a museum six decades ago, …


Einstein’s brain is now interactive iPad app

CHICAGO (AP) — The brain that revolutionized physics now can be downloaded as an app for $9.99. But it won’t help you win at Angry Birds. While Albert Einstein’s genius …


Space shuttle Endeavour has Houston stopover

HOUSTON (AP) — Hundreds of people cheered the space shuttle Endeavour Wednesday as it circled overhead and then landed in Houston, giving Space City a fleeting glimpse of a retired …


Philly pizza museum serves up slices, memorabilia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — How much does Brian Dwyer love pizza? Let us count the ways: He holds the Guinness World Record for largest collection of pizza memorabilia; he has a …


For Sept. 11 anniversary, a turning point passed?

NEW YORK (AP) — As the sun rose over the World Trade Center site Tuesday, the neighborhood around ground zero seemed more like a normal weekday than in previous years …


Agreement reached for Sept. 11 museum’s completion

NEW YORK (AP) — An agreement that paves the way for the completion of the Sept. 11 museum at ground zero was reached on the eve of the 11th anniversary …


Debate surrounds annual $60M cost of 9/11 memorial

NEW YORK (AP) — A debate over balancing the need to honor the memory of Sept. 11 with the enormous costs of running a memorial and museum at ground zero …