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  • Museum officially purchases Rosie's old plant

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Rosie the Riveter's old plant in Michigan has officially avoided the wrecking ball. Yankee Air Museum board chairman Ray Hunter signed papers Thursday making the aviation museum the owner of a 144,000-square-foot slice of the former Willow Run Bomber...

  • Severed arm grabs spotlight at Civil War museum

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A well-preserved human forearm that was once displayed near the Antietam National Battlefield as "The Arm of the Unknown Soldier" is now grabbing the Halloween spotlight at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Officials at the Frederick, Maryland, museum...

  • Rural Tennessee museum a success in first year

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) — When Discovery Park of America opened on a cornfield in rural Tennessee, its founders expected the museum described as a "mini-Smithsonian" to draw about 150,000 visitors in its first year. They exceeded that goal by 120,000, with a total of 270,000 people...

  • Rare Jefferson letters go on display at NYC museum

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty-one rarely seen letters by Thomas Jefferson have gone on display at the Museum of the City of New York. The correspondence with Robert Livingston was written from 1800 to 1803. Livingston was chancellor of New York state. He administered President George...

  • Kansas prairie park preserves vanishing tallgrass

    Yesterday

    STRONG CITY, Kan. (AP) — Stand here in a field of tall, windblown grass and wildflowers, and twirl around like a child. It's like being inside a prairie snow globe: You're surrounded by a sea of green, brown and yellow grass, with a blue-sky dome above. The Tallgrass Prairie National...

  • Vegas airport closes runway for construction

    Yesterday

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — McCarran International Airport officials say a $67 million construction project to swap out asphalt for more durable concrete is closing the airport's longest runway until May next year. Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews said Wednesday that officials don't expect...

  • Civil Rights Museum to honor Tom Brokaw

    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Former broadcast journalist Tom Brokaw will receive a Lifetime Achievement Freedom Award for Journalism from the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. Themed "Breaking Barriers, Advancing Freedom," The Freedom Award, National Civil Rights Museum's annual...

  • Haiti hopes to woo back tourists with resorts

    Yesterday

    COTES-DE-FER, Haiti (AP) — Off this sleepy southern Haitian village, fishermen in weathered wooden boats slowly move across azure waters. Miles of picture-perfect sandy beaches slope gently, fringed by grasses and framed by mountains. In any other Caribbean country, such a pristine...

  • Who will design and build Colorado Springs' Olympic Museum?

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    U.S. Olympic Museum organizers announced Monday that five firms with local, national and international experience will design and build the $60 million project in downtown Colorado Springs. The team's creativity, ability to work together and to stay within budget will be crucial to...

  • Things to know about Virginia rocket launch site

    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — In recent years, the coastal town of Chincoteague has gotten a huge economic boost from the space industry at the nearby Wallops Island Flight Facility, where a rocket carrying supplies for the International Space Station blew up shortly after liftoff. The...

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