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  • Historic rug woven by Armenian orphans goes on display at White House

    Historic rug woven by Armenian orphans goes on display at White House
    Lawmakers and members of the Armenian American community gathered in Washington on Tuesday to mark the weeklong display of a historic rug linked to the Armenian genocide, calling it significant for a nation that helped support Armenians during some of...
  • Pequot Museum Closes For First-Ever Winter Hiatus

    Pequot Museum Closes For First-Ever Winter Hiatus
    The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center is closed for the slow winter season for the first time since opening in 1998. The winter hiatus is another instance of the tribe's tightening its finances as new and expanded gambling venues erode revenue...
  • Beacon College is hosting a special exhibit on animals and veterinarians

    Beacon College is hosting a special exhibit on animals and veterinarians
    Most people, from personal experience, fully understand the relationship between themselves and their physician – what the doctor is able to do for them, depending on the kind of ailment the patient is coping with. But how much do people truly...
  • Guess which wines are in the Smithsonian's '101 Objects That Made America'

    Guess which wines are in the Smithsonian's '101 Objects That Made America'
    California wine received a rare honor when the Smithsonian Institution chose the two bottles that won the famous Paris Tasting of 1976 as part of the museum’s online exhibit “101 Objects That Made America.” The two bottles are, of...
  • Field invites top natural history museums to Chicago summit

    Field invites top natural history museums to Chicago summit
    In a new initiative in its industry, the Field Museum of Natural History plans to host representatives of fellow leading natural-history museums at a meeting in the spring of 2015, Field president Richard Lariviere said in an interview. Lariviere said...
  • Cable Pioneer Abbe Raven to Retire From A+E Networks Chairman Post

    Abbe Raven, the cable pioneer who rose from receptionist to CEO during her 33 years at A+E Networks, will retire from her post as chairman in February. Raven disclosed her plan to shift to chairman emeritus status early next year in a heartfelt note sent...
  • An Appreciation: Elvis Presley photographer Alfred Wertheimer (1929-2014)

    An Appreciation: Elvis Presley photographer Alfred Wertheimer (1929-2014)
    The first thing that springs to mind about my encounter in 2010 with Elvis Presley photographer Alfred Wertheimer, the man who shot the celebrated intimate images of Presley on the cusp of stardom in 1956, was the marrow-deep passion about his vocation....
  • Art & Nature program explores just that

    Art & Nature program explores just that
    Lita Albuquerque has led volunteers through the Mojave Desert. She's led them near the Egyptian pyramids, enduring a brief work stoppage when authorities mistook the design they were drawing for the Star of David. She's led them on an expedition to the...
  • Construction to begin for National Museum of Industrial History

    Construction to begin for National Museum of Industrial History
    Though the state attorney general's investigation still hangs over its future, construction of the embattled National Museum of Industrial History is about to begin. Museum officials on Tuesday said a three-month, $800,000 project to lay the concrete...
  • Jewett City 'vampires' to be Spooktopia theme Oct. 25

    Jewett City 'vampires' to be Spooktopia theme Oct. 25
    Last year's Spooktopia was such a resounding success that organizers are looking to build even more fun into this year's event, slated for Saturday, Oct. 25 at Jewett City's Veterans' Park on Ashland Street. The legend of the Jewett City "vampires" is...
  • UCF eel expert on 'Monster Fish'

    UCF eel expert on 'Monster Fish'
    A University of Central Florida expert on electric eels is sharing his knowledge on National Geographic Channel's "Monster Fish." UCF zoologist William Crampton serves as guide in an episode called "Amazon Shocker" that airs at 8 p.m. Friday....