Cultural history museums

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019 file photo, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., is sworn-in during the opening session of the 116th Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Three years after the opening of the Smithsonian's landmark Museum of African American History and Culture, momentum is building toward the creation of a museum dedicated to American women's history. The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill to establish the museum inside the Smithsonian network and take steps toward funding and construction. The vote was 374-37. “Seeing role models doing things we all aspire to can change the course of someone’s life,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., one of the bill's principal sponsors. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 11, 2020 - 5:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years after the opening of the Smithsonian's landmark Museum of African American History and Culture, momentum is building toward the creation of a museum dedicated to American women's history. The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill to establish the museum...
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FILE-in this Oct. 21, 2014 file photo people walk through a wooden 17th century synagogue once located in Gwozdziec, a formerly Polish town now in Ukraine, at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jew in Warsaw, Poland. Two co-founders of the museum on Thursday urged the third partner — the Polish government — to comply with an agreement to re-appoint the museum's former director, saying a failure to do so is incomprehensible and is damaging to Polish-Jewish relations. (Czarek Sokolowski/Associated Press/file)
January 30, 2020 - 9:46 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two co-founders of a prominent Jewish history museum in Warsaw urged their third partner — the Polish government — to comply with an agreement to re-appoint the museum's former director, arguing Thursday that a failure to do so threatens the museum and is damaging to Polish-...
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In this Jan. 22, 2020, photo, Holocaust survivor Bronia Brandman talks at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York, about losing her parents and all but one sibling after being taken by German soldiers to the Auschwitz concentration camp. After 50 years of remaining silent about her suffering, Brandman now shares her story through the Museum of Jewish Heritage. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)
January 24, 2020 - 2:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bronia Brandman pulls up a sleeve on her leather jacket and shows the blue tattoo inked on her forearm that is a muted witness to her pain under the Nazis at Auschwitz. For 50 years, she said, she couldn’t speak about it; for 25 years, she couldn’t laugh; and to this day, she cannot...
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In this Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, photo, people visit the Newseum, in Washington. The Newseum will close the Pennsylvania Avenue location on Dec. 31, 2019. It attracted millions of visitors but lacked a solid financial plan to stay afloat. The mission of the Newseum is to increase public understanding of the importance of a free press and the First Amendment. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 27, 2019 - 8:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In 2008, the Newseum — a private museum dedicated to exploring modern history as told through the eyes of journalists — opened on prime Washington real estate. Sitting almost equidistant between the White House and the Capitol on Pennsylvania Avenue, the glass-walled building...
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Holocaust survivor and WWII veteran Mikhail Spectr, 86, pauses as he speaks during the annual Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Ceremony in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. Spectr was taken to Jewry in 1941 at the age of 8 when Nazi soldiers arrived at his village in Ukraine Soviet republic. Mikhail Spectr had been kept at ghetto in Transnistria, territory between Dniester and Southern Bug, occupied by the Nazi and its allies from 1941 and 1944. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
December 23, 2019 - 6:14 pm
PARIS (AP) — Holocaust survivors sang at Jerusalem's Western Wall, danced in Paris and lit candles in other cities to celebrate Hanukkah together, recalling Nazi horrors that Jewish community leaders fear are fading from the world's collective memory. An 86-year-old man in Moscow described being...
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks with author Jeffrey Rosen at the National Constitution Center Americas Town Hall at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
December 17, 2019 - 9:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the course of a year, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had lung surgery to remove cancerous growths and radiation for a tumor on her pancreas. More recently, she was hospitalized with a likely infection. But given the 86-year-old justice's ability to bounce back, it was perhaps...
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This undated image taken from evidence filed in a forfeiture case in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, is of the painting often entitled "Winter," by the artist Gari Melchers. The painting, stolen by the Nazis in 1933, was recovered by the FBI from a collection at the Arkell Museum in Canajoharie, N.Y. (US Attorney's Office via AP)
October 23, 2019 - 3:00 pm
CANAJOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — A painting seized by the Nazis from a Jewish family in 1933 has been recovered from a museum in upstate New York by the FBI. The work, "Winter" by American artist Gari Melchers, was part of the collection at the Arkell Museum in Canajoharie until Sept. 10, according to...
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This Sept. 17, 2019, photo shows refreshed wall fabric in the Red Room of the White House in Washington. Sunlight streaming into the Red Room had left wall fabric "so faded it was almost pink," said Stewart McLaurin, president of the White House Historical Association. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 18, 2019 - 8:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — She's done a lot with the place. Like anyone who has ever spruced up their home, Melania Trump will have a few new touches to showcase Friday when guests visit the White House for only the second state dinner of the Trump presidency. There's refreshed wall fabric in the Red Room,...
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This Sept. 17, 2019, photo shows refreshed wall fabric in the Red Room of the White House in Washington. Sunlight streaming into the Red Room had left wall fabric "so faded it was almost pink," said Stewart McLaurin, president of the White House Historical Association. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 17, 2019 - 6:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — She's done a lot with the place. Like anyone who has ever spruced up their home, Melania Trump will have a few new touches to showcase Friday when guests visit the White House for only the second state dinner of the Trump presidency. There's refreshed wall fabric in the Red Room,...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2001 file photo Linda Johnson Rice, president and chief operating officer of Jet magazine, looks over awards and recognitions won by the magazine in its 50-year lifetime at Jet's Chicago headquarters. The sale of the photo archive of Ebony and Jet magazines chronicling African American history is generating relief among some who worried the historic images may be lost. But it's also causing some to mourn the fact that the prints won't fully be in the hands of an African American-owned entity. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
July 25, 2019 - 9:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first time Darren Walker was featured in The New York Times two decades ago, his grandmother asked when he would appear in "The Jet." "Until you made it in The Jet, you haven't made it in the African American community," Walker said. "That story is a metaphor for the reverence...
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