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Spy museum celebrates Harriet Tubman’s 200th birthday

“Who would have guessed?” from the International Spy Museum the exhibit features Harriet Tubman. Photograph by Taylor Mickal. The International Spy Museum will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s birth with a virtual lecture at noon on Wednesday. If you’re thinking “Wait, the spy museum?” the event could be …

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Meet the man behind the Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — George Bayard is exactly where he wants to be. Growing up, he enjoyed collecting things ranging from baseball cards to comic books to art as an adult. He ran a successful art gallery in Grand Rapids for 25 years before another opportunity presented itself. “People would …

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Still Family Featured in OC Historical Museum’s Black History Exhibit

Samuel C. Still III and Ocean City resident and historian Loretta Harris stand in front of the exhibit, which features notable members of the South Jersey Still family. By MADDY VITALE A new exhibit at the Ocean City Historical Museum celebrates an African-American South Jersey family and their life-saving impact …

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Philadelphia’s state bank advances would be the first in the country

💌 Do you like Philly? Sign up for Billy Penn’s free newsletter to get everything you need to know about Philadelphia, every day. Philadelphia is set to become the first city in the nation to create a public bank, with the city council set to vote March 2 on creating …

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Inside the fight for banks to benefit their communities • Sacramento News & Review

As banks continue to merge, advocates are trying to ensure low-income communities won’t have to pay for it. By Robin Urevich, Capital & Main This story is produced by the award-winning journalism association Capital and main and co-published here with permission. At a time when big banks are easily getting …

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Military Museum and Pritzker Library Honor Black History Month

The Pritzker Military Museum & Library in Chicago honors Black History Month by sharing the oral histories of Black/African American servicemen. “Black servicemen have made major contributions to the freedom and defense of our country that should not be overlooked,” said Susan Rifkin, acting CEO of the Pritzker Military Museum …

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Transmission of the region’s agricultural heritage with presentations at the museum | News, Sports, Jobs

Craig Howell A CLOSER LOOK – Eric and Brianna Blend, of Blended Homestead in West Liberty, showcase some of their products, as part of Saturday’s “Agritourism, Century Farms and Homesteads” presentation at the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center. WEIRTON – The Weirton Area Museum and …

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Best Museum Exhibits in Houston This Month: February 2022

“Mosaic of Light” by HYBYCOZO at Discovery Green | Courtesy of Discovery Green See the latest exhibits and installations at art galleries and museums across Greater Houston in February 2022. This month brings a new slate of opening and closing exhibitions at Houston museums and art spaces. February is also …

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Exploration Place and the Kansas African American Museum unite for Black History Month

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Exploration Place has turned into the canvas for a new exhibit honoring African-American scientists during Black History Month. Each night in February, a giant portrait of a black earth and space science pioneer will be projected onto the side of the science center’s iconic island. You’ll …

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Pearl Museum Founder Olayami Dabls Named 2022 Kresge Distinguished Artist

Olayami Dabls, a Detroit artist and muralist who has transformed two city blocks with his vibrant pearl museum that attracts visitors from around the world, has been named the 2022 Kresge Distinguished Artist, the foundation announced Thursday morning. Dabls, 73, will receive $50,000 to use as he sees fit. He …

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National WWII Aviation Museum Highlights Black Military Legacy

COLORADO SPRINGS — The start of Black History Month is a week away, and a Colorado Springs museum is sharing stories of airmen who broke down barriers for African Americans. The National WWII Aviation Museum is known for sharing WWII stories and artifacts and the importance that each had on …

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Half-price discounts for museums start February 1

SAN DIEGO (CNS) — Families in San Diego can enjoy half-price admission to more than 45 museums and other cultural attractions in February as part of Museum Month. After a largely virtual event in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual countywide program is back. “Museum Month is a …

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The Delaware Museum of Art Reconstructs a Pivotal 1970s Art Exhibit: Afro American Images 1971

WILMINGTON, Delaware (WPVI) – The Delaware Museum of Art is re-enacting a landmark 1970s art exhibit honoring African-American artists and educators who were rejected by the museum half a century ago. Christie Ileto has the story in this week’s 6abc Loves the Arts. Afro American Images 1971, The Vision of …

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Weisman Museum to Host Free Family Celebration for Spring Exhibition Opening

The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum will host the public preview of its spring 2022 exhibit The Cultivators: Highlights from Kinsey’s African American Art and History Collection on Saturday, January 15, 2022, from noon to 5 pm h. The opening celebration will include tours of exhibitions, live outdoor music, food …

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Students create social studies classes at Mosaic Museum

December 29 – A wealth of fascinating history and science lessons can be found on Jekyll Island, and a recent class project at the College of Coastal Georgia will bring these resources to local teachers. Claire Hughes, a college education teacher, asked her social studies methods class to design courses …

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ECU Football Has Powerful DC Experience When Visiting National Museum of African American History and Culture

WASHINGTON, DC (WITN) – Part of Military Bowl week is exploring the area around which the game will be played. He really hit home with ECU football on Friday. ECU football trained on Friday morning and it went rather well according to the team. The pirates boarded the bus and …

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New Bedford Art Museum / Works of Art! Honor patrons of the arts

NEW BEDFORD – New Bedford Art Museum / Works of Art! (NBAM) will virtually recognize those who truly have an impact on the arts community with the Patrons of the Arts Award on Friday, December 31. In a region so populated by artists and creators, the Art Museum considers it …

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AOH concerned about plans to replace Irish tour at Tenement Museum

The Old Order of the Hibernians (AOH) said it was “concerned” by reports that the New York Tenement Museum should replace its “Irish Outsiders” tour with a hybrid story of Irish and African-American families. The Tenement Museum, located at 97 and 103 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side, currently …

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Bucks County Black History Museum to host fundraiser to support goal of moving into a permanent home

As the Bucks County African American Museum prepares to move into its first permanent home, the Mobile Museum of History and Culture is hosting a fundraiser on December 2. In partnership with Parx Casino, proceeds from the inaugural Building Our Dream cocktail party fundraiser will be used to repair the …

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Putnam Museum and Science Center Announces Initiative to Create a Fuller Picture of Quad-Cities History | Local News

“I think these exhibits kind of represent our collective identity as a community, and certainly with what we’ve all been through over the past 18 months, they represent our shared experiences as a community,” said Rachael Mullins, President and CEO of Putnam. The Putnam is the only museum in Iowa …

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Montgomery Museum Makes a Map of Local Black History Sites

Kevin Burkman, board member of the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum, handed over a poster-sized, detailed map of black history sites in the Sourland Mountain area to elementary school last week. Village of Skillman as part of its educational outreach program. The Montgomery, Hopewell Valley, Princeton and Hillsborough school districts, …

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Harriet Powers – Encyclopedia of New Georgia

Harriet Powers is one of South America’s best-known quilt makers, although only two of her quilts, both of which she made after the Civil War (1861-1865), survive today. One is in the collection of the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC The second quilt …

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