Centennial of the Planetarium

Centennial of the Planetarium

Celebrate the Centennial of the Planetarium with us from 2023 to 2025!Since the beginning of time, man has been fascinated by the starry sky and the secrets of the universe. The sky was brought down to earth in October 1923 when the first planetarium projector was unveiled in Jena, Germany. The first planetarium opened to…

Chinese Canadian Museum to open on the 100th anniversary of Chinese Exclusion Act – Hope Standard

Chinese Canadian Museum to open on the 100th anniversary of Chinese Exclusion Act

Canada’s first museum dedicated to Chinese-Canadian history will open in Vancouver on the 100th anniversary of legislation that curtailed immigration from China.Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport Lana Popham announced the Chinese Canadian Museum will open July 1, 2023 — one century after the federal government enacted the Chinese Immigration Act, also known as…

The next act in the fight against Line 3? A museum on treaty rights – Minnesota Reformer

The former Carnegie Library/Enbridge office in Park Rapids, Minnesota. Courtesy photo.

A treaty between the United States government and the Ojibwe (or Anishinaabeg) signed in Washington, DC, nearly 170 years ago will be the main focus of a new museum set to open this summer in Park Rapids.But far from being a history museum, the organizers behind Giiwedinong: The Museum and Cultural Center of the North…

Museums and Universities Pledge to Return Native American Remains — ProPublica

Fire Flower

Until this year, the University of Kentucky’s William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology had never returned any of the more than 4,500 Native American human remains in its collections.That is about to change.Weeks after ProPublica published the “Repatriation Project,” the university told federal officials that 138 ancestral remains in its collection could be repatriated to…

Black History Month at The Wright | The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Wright Museum Black History Month 2023
Wright Museum Black History Month 2023 (thewright.org)

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans, in recognition of their central role in U.S. history.

This observance event grew out of “Negro History Week,” established by historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans in 1926.Across the nation and around the world, Black History Month serves as a reminder of the resilience of generations of African Americans of all backgrounds who have fought for freedom and justice. The Wright…

Documentary Center of Historical Memory – Salamanca, Spain – Atlas Obscura

Masonic Lodge Display
Documentary Center of Historical Memory (Atlas Obscura)

An unusual but excellent display created in the 1930s as propaganda against the Freemasons.

In the old city of Salamanca, inside a small museum about the Spanish Civil War in the National Historical Archive building, you can find a strange area dedicated to Freemasonry, featuring an impressive Masonic lodge and a remarkable collection of seized objects.The display looks strange and out of place the first time you see it without knowing…

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