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Chicago winters don't bug these insects, thanks to that natural antifreeze - Chicago Tribune

Illinois in museum news - 2 hours 46 min ago

Chicago Tribune

Chicago winters don't bug these insects, thanks to that natural antifreeze
Chicago Tribune
The winter stonefly, for example, prefers life beyond the city, said Crystal Maier, the collection manager of insects at the Field Museum. “They are restricted to very clean water,” she said. “They need water that's fast-flowing, it has to be super ...

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Help Choose Illinois' 200 Greatest - Effingham's News Leader

Illinois in museum news - 3 hours 27 min ago

Help Choose Illinois' 200 Greatest
Effingham's News Leader
Illinoisans can celebrate the state's 200th birthday by choosing the 200 greatest people, places and things in state history in online voting coordinated by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, The State Journal-Register and the ...

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Rockford Art Museum offers tasteful way to view art - Rockford Register Star

Illinois in museum news - 8 hours 18 min ago

Rockford Register Star

Rockford Art Museum offers tasteful way to view art
Rockford Register Star
The dinners are also aimed at expanding the museum's demographics. “The opportunity to bring the restaurants into the museum gives us a chance to have visitors who we may not have had before, it is twofold. By bringing other community businesses into ...

SIU museum reopens after closing due to state budget impasse - The News Tribune

Illinois in museum news - 8 hours 44 min ago

SIU museum reopens after closing due to state budget impasse
The News Tribune
The University Museum at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has reopened after it had to close last year due to the state budget impasse. The museum's closing prompted an outcry from the university community and former student workers, The ...

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SIU museum reopens after closing due to state budget impasse - Seattle Times

Illinois in museum news - 8 hours 52 min ago

SIU museum reopens after closing due to state budget impasse
Seattle Times
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — The University Museum at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has reopened after it had to close last year due to the state budget impasse. The museum's closing prompted an outcry from the university community and former ...

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SIU Museum Reopens After Closing Due to State Budget Impasse - U.S. News & World Report

Illinois in museum news - 8 hours 53 min ago

SIU Museum Reopens After Closing Due to State Budget Impasse
U.S. News & World Report
... said he would reopen the museum. The museum was previously part of the College of Liberal Arts. It's now under Library Affairs. Director of Special Collections Pam Hackbart-Dean is overseeing the museum until a director is hired. A reopening ...

Japanese Relocation Order

National Archives "Today's Document" - Sun, 2018-02-18 23:13

 Resulting in the Relocation of Japanese (detail)
Issued by President Franklin Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, this order authorized the evacuation of all persons deemed a threat to national security from the West Coast to relocation centers further inland. In the next 6 months, over 100,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry were moved to assembly centers. They were then evacuated to and confined in isolated, fenced, and guarded relocation centers, known as internment camps.
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Art and music events in central Illinois: Feb. 18, 2018 - Peoria Journal Star

Illinois in museum news - Sun, 2018-02-18 06:08

Art and music events in central Illinois: Feb. 18, 2018
Peoria Journal Star
“The Museum of Civilization,” through Feb. 24, Peoria Public Library, 107 NE Monroe St. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Free. “Celebrate Illinois: 200 Years in the Land of Lincoln,” through June 3, Peoria Riverfront Museum. Regular ...

Boy tending stand at Washington's Center Market

National Archives "Today's Document" - Sun, 2018-02-18 00:30

Young boy tending freshly stocked fruit and vegetable stand at Center Market, 02/18/1915 (detail)
Taken on February 18, 1915, this photo shows a fruit and vegetable stand in Washington DC's Center Market. The market once operated on the land now occupied by the National Archives Building.
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Tally of votes for the 1800 Election

National Archives "Today's Document" - Sat, 2018-02-17 00:23

Tally of Electoral Votes for the 1800 Presidential Election, February 11, 1801  (detail)
Because the Constitution did not distinguish between President and Vice-President in the votes cast by the Electoral College, both Jefferson and his running mate Aaron Burr received 73 votes in the election of 1800. The House of Representatives cast thirty-five ballots over five days to break the tie and finally, on February 17, 1801, on the thirty-sixth ballot, the House elected Thomas Jefferson to be President.
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Park City Museum gets its kicks with “America's Road: The Journey of Route 66.” - The Park Record

Illinois in museum news - Fri, 2018-02-16 20:00

The Park Record

Park City Museum gets its kicks with “America's Road: The Journey of Route 66.”
The Park Record
"The road passed through eight states — Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California, and while the road didn't go through Utah, it is an emblem of 20th century America and the Westward movement, and I think it fits ...

African American Cadets with Mayor LaGuardia

National Archives "Today's Document" - Thu, 2018-02-15 23:21

Members of the Nation's first Negro Navigation Cadets visited City Hall as guests of Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia this afternoon. 02/16/1944  (detail)
Members of the Nation's first Negro Navigation Cadets, who will receive their commissions in the Army Air Forces on February 26th, visited City Hall as guests of Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia this afternoon. They are shown on the steps of City Hall as the mayor greeted their commanding officer, Maj. Galen B. Price. 02/16/1944
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Celebrating Black History - PC The Cowl

Illinois in museum news - Thu, 2018-02-15 18:13

PC The Cowl

Celebrating Black History
PC The Cowl
As part of Providence College's celebration of Black History Month, multiple departments across campus, such as Student Affairs and the Office of Institutional Diversity, sponsored the return of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, which was on display ...

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Arts Council displays featured artist - CambridgeChronicle.com (blog)

Illinois in museum news - Thu, 2018-02-15 12:45

CambridgeChronicle.com (blog)

Arts Council displays featured artist
CambridgeChronicle.com (blog)
While teaching Museum Art Classes at a Smithsonian-affiliate art museum, she specialized in old master methods, luminous art, painting from life, color theory, perspective and design skills. Coulter was approached by one of her adult students to paint ...

Celebrating Black History - PC The Cowl

Illinois in museum news - Thu, 2018-02-15 11:23

PC The Cowl

Celebrating Black History
PC The Cowl
As part of Providence College's celebration of Black History Month, multiple departments across campus, such as Student Affairs and the Office of Institutional Diversity, sponsored the return of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, which was on display ...

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Illinois American Water announces 2018 Environmental Grant Program - Kendall County Now

Illinois in museum news - Thu, 2018-02-15 05:34

Illinois American Water announces 2018 Environmental Grant Program
Kendall County Now
Peoria Park District received a $550 grant to supply dumpsters and tire recycling for the Illinois River Sweep. • Peoria Playhouse Children's Museum received a $1,000 grant to support five water camp scholarships. Grant information and application ...

Destruction of the USS <em>Maine</em>

National Archives "Today's Document" - Wed, 2018-02-14 23:03

Telegram from Captain Charles S. Sigsbee, Commander of the USS MAINE, to the Secretary of the Navy, 02/15/1898  (detail)
The telegram describes the destruction of the USS Maine in Havana harbor on the evening of February 15, 1898, a pivotal event leading up to the Spanish-American War.
Read more about the legacy of the USS Maine at Prologue...

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Chocolate Festival has new location this year - Galesburg Register-Mail

Illinois in museum news - Wed, 2018-02-14 16:10

Galesburg Register-Mail

Chocolate Festival has new location this year
Galesburg Register-Mail
... with the richest histories in the state of Illinois,” Sugai said. “It certainly has produced more educators, politicians, authors, artists, entrepreneurs and athletes than almost any other small town in the state of Illinois.” The event usually ...

Lady Bird Johnson's Evening Gown

National Archives "Today's Document" - Wed, 2018-02-14 15:57

Evening gown worn by Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson (detail)
This evening gown was designed by Roxanne of Samuel Winston, under the Neiman Marcus label. It is made of white peau-de-soie with a bodice of white bugle and crystal beads. The gown was worn by Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson at the Inaugural Gala, 1965; the visit of His Excellency Ayub Khan, President of Pakistan, December 14, 1965; the visit of Prime Minister Aldo Moro of Italy, April 20, 1965; and the visit of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, February 14, 1967.
Read more at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library

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