Cultural history museums

November 11, 2018 - 11:09 am
MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) — Native American leaders will march in Washington, D.C., to support a Massachusetts tribe's bid to protect its reservation lands. The Mashpee Wampanoag (MASH'-pee WAHM'-puh-nawg) tribe says Native American leaders from across the country on Wednesday will walk from the National...
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Albert Stankowski, director of the Warsaw Ghetto Museum, stands in front of the former hospital that will house the museum which is under creation and scheduled to open in 2023, in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday Oct. 19, 2018. The project, first announced earlier this year, took a key step forward on Friday when Stankowski and a government official signed an agreement on a 30-year lease for the buildings that will house the museum. (AP Photo/Vanessa Gera)
October 19, 2018 - 2:39 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A museum dedicated to the Jews who suffered in the Warsaw Ghetto during Nazi Germany's wartime occupation of Poland came closer to reality Friday with a key handover ceremony. Plans call for the Warsaw Ghetto Museum to be housed in a former children's hospital that was within...
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October 13, 2018 - 12:45 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An annual Ohio art show will once again highlight black history and culture through several artistic mediums. The fifth annual Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms exhibit opens Saturday at the Ohio History Center in Columbus. The juried show runs through January and features...
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, center, has a final word with Hispanic Caucus Chair Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., right, following a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 27, 2018 - 12:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Thursday about Hispanic members of Congress renewing their call for a national museum devoted to Latino history and culture, The Associated Press erroneously quoted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as saying she was moved by an art exhibit on immigration. The comments...
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July 26, 2018 - 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanic members of Congress are renewing their call for a national museum devoted to Latino history and culture, urging the passage of legislation to cover some of the costs. Advocates have been pushing for a Hispanic museum since 2004, a year after the government authorized...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2011 file photo, lead Singer of Soundgarden Chris Cornell poses for photographs on the red carpet as he arrives for the movie "Machine Gun Preacher" at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. The late grunge pioneer will be remembered in the city where he was born. Cornell’s wife, Vicky, on Friday, July 20, 2018, announced a statue will be erected on Aug. 29 at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture. The announcement comes on what would have been Cornell’s 54th birthday.(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette, File)
July 20, 2018 - 11:02 am
SEATTLE (AP) — The late grunge pioneer Chris Cornell will be remembered in the city where he was born. Cornell's wife on Friday announced a statue will be erected Aug. 29 at Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture. The announcement comes on what would have been Cornell's 54th birthday. Vicky Cornell...
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May 10, 2018 - 10:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A portrait of Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were taken without her consent and widely used in groundbreaking research, will be installed at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. The Baltimore Sun reports the portrait will be installed May 15. It was painted by Kadir Nelson...
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks during an event at the Newseum, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in Washington. Rosenstein says the Justice Department is still reviewing its policy that makes it difficult for prosecutors to subpoena reporters about their sources. Justice Department policy on news media subpoenas has evolved over the years. But the current policy requires high levels of approval before a reporter can be subpoenaed. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 01, 2018 - 6:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Tuesday lashed out at Republican allies of President Donald Trump who have drafted articles of impeachment against him, saying the Justice Department won't be extorted or give in to threats. Rosenstein, speaking at a question-and-answer...
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This undated photo shows a detail of a gold and gilded-copper crown with glass beads from Ethiopia, estimated to be from around 1740, which is part of the "Maqdala 1868" exhibit at London's Victoria and Albert Museum which explores the 1868 British expedition to what was then called Abyssinia. The crown was taken by the British Army during the 1868 Abyssinian Expedition, and has been on display at the V&A since 1872, but the exhibition has caused an outcry in modern Ethiopia. (Victoria and Albert Museum via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 5:04 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The hair of a long-dead emperor is among the artifacts Ethiopia's government is demanding be returned from Britain, as more countries seek to reclaim heritage they say was taken decades, even centuries, ago. Ethiopia's minister for culture and tourism, Hirut Woldemariam...
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FILE--In this Sept. 7, 1945, file photo, an unidentified man stands next to a tiled fireplace where a house once stood in Hiroshima, Japan. The Los Alamos Historical Museum recently announced it won't be hosting a traveling exhibit organized by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum until all parties can work out their differences over the theme. (AP Photo/Stanley Troutman, file)
April 03, 2018 - 2:12 pm
A museum in Los Alamos, New Mexico — a once-secret New Mexico city that developed the atomic bomb which helped end World War II — has put an exhibit from Japan on hold because of its theme of abolishing nuclear weapons. The Los Alamos Historical Museum confirmed Monday that it will not host a...
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