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A historic photo of the Idaho Penitentiary's administrative building. Photo courtesy of the Idaho State Historical Society When its cell doors opened in 1872, the Idaho Territorial Penitentiary began its...
The Stax Museum of American Soul Music lights up McLemore Avenue in Memphis. Photo courtesy of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis, Tennessee In 1957, Tennessee banker Jim...
Recently, the Blake family traveled from Yuma, Arizona, to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where they visited the Bell Museum of Natural History . Above is a quick photo montage of the family's...
One of the author's daughters experiments with an air tube at the DuPage Children's Museum. Photo courtesy of Molly Blake During the school months, every weekday morning is the same...
A marker outside of Grant's Birthplace. Photo courtesy of Ohio Historical Society, www.ohiohistory.org This weekend, Blue Star Museums officially registered its 1,800th museum! The honor went to Grant's Birthplace, a...
The new History Colorado Center, designed by Tryba Architects. Photo by Frank Ooms On April 28, the History Colorado Center in Denver officially opened its doors to the public. The...
Andrew and Grant Palmer at the National D-Day Memorial on June 6, 2010. Photo courtesy of the Palmer family I am very excited to see the Blue Star Museum program...
Children and parents explore the water table in the River Adventures exhibit at the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of the Please Touch Museum Most people think of...
From Charleston to New York City, Rocco was up and down the east coast this week celebrating the launch of Blue Star Museums . The kick-off events began on Tuesday...
Colonel Barnard Elliott, Jr. (1740 – 1778) , ca. 1766. By Jeremiah Theus (American, 1716 – 1774). Oil on canvas. Bequest of Mrs. Alexina I. C. Holmes Yesterday, NEA Chairman...

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