Cultural history museums

In this Wednesday, March 14, 2018 photo, journalists walk through the Leonard Bernstein exhibit during a press preview at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. The exhibit on the acclaimed composer and conductor opens March 16 and runs through Sept. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
March 18, 2018 - 12:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In October 1979, Leonard Bernstein received a fan letter from a high school humanities teacher. Helen Morgan wrote to the celebrity composer-conductor-pianist in hopes he could share the theme that guided his compositions — something she could pass along to her students for...
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Tourists take photographs with Acropolis Hill in the background during a 24-hour strike by ancient guards in Athens, Friday, March 2, 2018. Museums and archaeological sites in the wider Athens area and on the Greek island of Crete are shut for the day due to a strike by museum and site guards over a benefits dispute with the Culture Ministry. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
March 02, 2018 - 8:11 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Museums and archaeological sites in the wider Athens area and on the Greek island of Crete are shut for the day because of a strike by guards over a benefits dispute with the Culture Ministry. Sites affected by Friday's strike included Greece's famed Acropolis in Athens, where...
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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr gestures toward supportive fans after the Warriors defeated the New York Knicks in an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
February 28, 2018 - 6:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With an offer to visit the White House as NBA champions rejected and rescinded, Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors instead spent their day off in the nation's capital touring the National Museum of African American History and Culture with local students. In town ahead of...
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Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi and designer Donatella Versace arrive at Palazzo Colonna in Rome, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. The Vatican is loaning some of its most beautiful liturgical vestments, jeweled miter caps and historic papal tiaras for an upcoming exhibit on Catholic influences in fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Vatican culture minister, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, joined Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour and designer Donatella Versace in Rome on Monday to display a few of the Vatican treasures at the Palazzo Colonna, a onetime papal residence. "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" is set to open May 10 at the Met's Costume Institute in New York. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
February 26, 2018 - 3:25 pm
ROME (AP) — The Vatican, Versace and Vogue are joining forces to show off the Catholic influences in fashion. The Vatican's culture minister joined Donatella Versace and Vogue's Anna Wintour on Monday to offer sneak peek of gorgeous Vatican liturgical vestments, jeweled miters and historic papal...
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This July 28, 2017 photo shows the McCallister West Virginia House at Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh, Northern Ireland. (AP Photo/ Siobhan Starrs)
February 26, 2018 - 1:46 pm
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — We stood at the bar of the grand Lough Erne Resort, looking out at the driving rain. "You see that lake out there," mused the barman wryly. "That was a field this morning." This was my first trip to Northern Ireland's lake lands in the western region, two hours...
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People look at a section of the "Americans" exhibit that explores the historical context of the Battle of Little Bighorn, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Washington. A new exhibit uses images of Natives to show how the population permeates American culture. The "Americans" exhibit has received good reviews, but some say the accompanying website falls short in its characterization of an 1830 U.S. law that forced thousands of American Indians off their lands. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 19, 2018 - 5:52 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Bold. Visionary. A spectacular success. The words in an online promotion for a new museum exhibit in Washington, D.C., describe an 1830 U.S. law that forced thousands of American Indians from their lands in the South to areas west of the Mississippi River. Provocative, yes,...
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Israel's President Reuven Rivlin speaks during a a foundation stone-laying ceremony for a planned Holocaust museum, in the northern port city of Thessaloniki , Greece, Tuesday, Jan. 30 2018. Thessaloniki's new museum will be built next to the railway station where the city's Jews boarded the trains taking them to the camps. Thessaloniki's 55,000-strong Jewish population was deported by Nazi forces during World War II and most of its members were murdered in German concentration camps. (AP Photo/ Giannis Papanikos)
January 30, 2018 - 9:38 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Israel's president and Greece's prime minister attended a foundation ceremony on Tuesday for a Holocaust memorial museum in the Greek city of Thessaloniki, which lost 97 percent of its Jewish community in German World War II death camps. Reuven Rivlin and Alexis Tsipras...
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In this Wednesday Jan. 10, 2018, photo, Dovid Reidel, Director of Research & Archive Division of the Amud Aish Memorial Museum, in Brooklyn, N.Y., shows plea for rescue, left, that was smuggled out of France's Vittel internment camp on a coat lining in 1944, and the 1942 diary of Dr. Hillel Seidman, written in the Warsaw Ghetto, both part of the museum's collection. The museum focuses on Jewish religious practice and the role of faith during the Holocaust. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 16, 2018 - 10:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Faith and survival, not the machinery of death, are the central themes at an atypical Holocaust museum in Brooklyn. The three-year-old Amud Aish Memorial Museum, located far from the tourist crowds at near the very edge of the borough, focuses on the experiences of Orthodox Jews...
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In this Wednesday Jan. 10, 2018, photo, Dovid Reidel, Director of Research & Archive Division of the Amud Aish Memorial Museum, in Brooklyn, N.Y., shows plea for rescue, left, that was smuggled out of France's Vittel internment camp on a coat lining in 1944, and the 1942 diary of Dr. Hillel Seidman, written in the Warsaw Ghetto, both part of the museum's collection. The museum focuses on Jewish religious practice and the role of faith during the Holocaust. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 14, 2018 - 11:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Faith and survival, not the machinery of death, are the central themes at an atypical Holocaust museum in Brooklyn. The three-year-old Amud Aish Memorial Museum, located far from the tourist crowds at near the very edge of the borough, focuses on the experiences of Orthodox Jews...
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December 31, 2017 - 10:40 am
LINCOLN CITY, Ind. (AP) — A national memorial in southwestern Indiana that pays homage to Abraham Lincoln's Indiana childhood is ending its practice of charging an entrance fee. Adults currently pay $5 to enter Spencer County's Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. But Superintendent Kendell Thompson...
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