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  • Slater Museum Helps Learning At Norwich Free Academy

    Slater Museum Helps Learning At Norwich Free Academy
    Norwich Free Academy is one of two high schools in the United States to have a museum on its campus.  The museum, which was donated to NFA in 1886, has given thousands of students as well as community members a little culture that is typically experienced...
  • Port Covington land is space for Under Armour to grow

    Port Covington land is space for Under Armour to grow
    Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank said Monday that he wants to create a new neighborhood on the waterfront acreage he has assembed in Port Covington, anchored by a relocated Under Armour headquarters and enlivened by shopping, restaurants, a distillery and...
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum: Photos capture World War II, Holocaust through Soviet Jewish eyes

    Illinois Holocaust Museum: Photos capture World War II, Holocaust through Soviet Jewish eyes
    The black-and-white photos in the Illinois Holocaust Museum's new traveling exhibition capture frozen, indelible moments of World War II and the Holocaust, but mostly through an unfamiliar set of lenses. Russian Jewish photographers took these powerful...
  • Atheneum Transforming Into 'Wadsworth Abbey' For Its First Thursday

    Atheneum Transforming Into  'Wadsworth Abbey' For Its First Thursday
    The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Arts celebrates the television period drama "Downton Abbey" for its First Thursday event on March 5. "Wadsworth Abbey," which runs 5 to 8 p.m., is a chance to dress as as your favorite character from the show, and...
  • Dillinger Museum opens for special preview

    Dillinger Museum opens for special preview
    A sneak peak Tuesday at the new Dillinger Museum in the historic Lake County Courthouse shows that crime does not pay as it provides a look into the last days of the notorious criminal's life. Members of the public can participate in a hardhat tour of...
  • 15 artworks stolen from Chinese museum south of Paris

    French cultural officials say 15 pieces of art have been stolen from a Chinese museum south of Paris, including a replica crown of the King of Siam given to France's emperor in the mid-19th century. The Culture Ministry says the break-in before dawn...
  • What to do (and don't) in Edinburgh, Scotland

    What to do (and don't) in Edinburgh, Scotland
    If you are fortunate enough to travel to the British Isles for a week, do as I say, not as I did. Scotland for a week in late December with a quick trip down to London was a revelation: sparkly, festive, not that cold, endlessly interesting. It was also...
  • Roundup: Cartoon event canceled, Marina's memoir, Leonard Nimoy art podcast

    Roundup: Cartoon event canceled, Marina's memoir, Leonard Nimoy art podcast
    A priceless Bernini fountain is damaged by soccer hooligans.... A cartooning conference canceled because of security threats.... A Mexico museum cancels a show by a controversial Austrian artist.... And reports that Joshua Tree National Park may have been...
  • Decorative duck decoys on display in West Dundee

    Decorative duck decoys on display in West Dundee
    For Harold Haertel, woodcarving began as a hobby. Born in 1904, the East Dundee resident began making decoys as a boy to use for hunting along the river. "Then he got into making decorative birds," Tom Haertel said of his father, who passed away in...
  • Colonial Williamsburg displays George Washington in diverse portraits

    Colonial Williamsburg displays George Washington in diverse portraits
    If you ever wanted to look the most indispensable Founding Father in the eye, this might be a good time. With the recent acquisition of an iconic Gilbert Stuart portrait — plus the timely loan of a much earlier landmark likeness — Colonial...
  • Black history artifacts travel to Triton College

    Black history artifacts travel to Triton College
    Actual shackles, once used on African-American slaves, were located at the end of a table in a room at Triton College. They were among many items, like posters, caricatures, books, music and videos, that were laid out on a long U-shaped table for the...