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Annual TRAMS Rock and Mineral Show to tout vendors from all over - Tahlequah Daily Press

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Annual TRAMS Rock and Mineral Show to tout vendors from all over
Tahlequah Daily Press
Present will be 21 vendors from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, and Texas, and their special exhibits featuring rock, mineral, gemstone, and fossil-related specimens and products. ... Educational exhibits include a TRAMS display ...

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Bombing Mission to Schweinfurt

National Archives "Today's Document" - Wed, 2017-08-16 23:20

"Track Chart of Bombing Mission to Schweinfurt, 08/17/1943 " (detail)
Shown here is a "track chart" of an American deep penetration bombing raid over Germany on August 17, 1943, by the Eighth Air Force’s 306th Bombing Group. The chart indicates the route to and from the target as well as encounters with anti-aircraft fire or "flak" and engagements with various types of German aircraft.
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Off The Beaten Path: Mourning Joy - Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

Illinois in museum news - Wed, 2017-08-16 14:36

Off The Beaten Path: Mourning Joy
Journal & Topics Newspapers Online
... the Missouri Historical Society, the Henry Ford Museum, and for the local Girl Scouts Council. Her work in Des Plaines earned her the title “Professional of the Year” by the Illinois Association of Museums and she was the proud driving force behind ...

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Kid's Night Bugs Program at Dickson Mounds Museum set for Sept. 2 - Canton Daily Ledger

Illinois in museum news - Wed, 2017-08-16 11:41

Kid's Night Bugs Program at Dickson Mounds Museum set for Sept. 2
Canton Daily Ledger
At Dickson Mounds Museum on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, from 7 to 10 p.m. the Kid's Night program will be 'Bugs.' Using special equipment to attract insects, entomology expert Jim Wiker will share his knowledge and teach participants about the different ...

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Chicago's Field Museum to host specimen ID Day - ChicagoNow (blog)

Illinois in museum news - Wed, 2017-08-16 10:08

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Chicago's Field Museum to host specimen ID Day
ChicagoNow (blog)
Living just steps from the historic Green Bay Trail--that was traversed in the 1600s by French explorers Joliet and Marquette, then later used as a route by the Potawatomi Indians to hunt and set up camps--our family has found a number of artifacts. We ...

Mulvane Art Museum To Permanently House The Rita Blitt Legacy Collection And Archive - PR Newswire (press release)

Illinois in museum news - Wed, 2017-08-16 10:06

Mulvane Art Museum To Permanently House The Rita Blitt Legacy Collection And Archive
PR Newswire (press release)
16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- At the invitation of Washburn University, world-renowned, award-winning artist Rita Blitt is gifting her legacy collection and archive to the University's Mulvane Art Museum. The Rita Blitt Gallery and Sculpture Garden, ... At ...

September tot time at Dickson Mounds - Beardstownnewspapers

Illinois in museum news - Wed, 2017-08-16 09:52

September tot time at Dickson Mounds
Beardstownnewspapers
Tots and their adults may enjoy learn-ing about native Illinois frogs and toads through viewing some live species and specimens from the Illinois State Museum's collections. The Septem-ber Tot Time program will be presented by U.S. Fish and Wildlife ...

First Cruise of the Schooner USS <em>Grampus</em>

National Archives "Today's Document" - Tue, 2017-08-15 23:05

Grampus,' building at Navy Yard, Washington, DC" (detail)" />
On August 16, 1822, during its first cruise, the schooner USS Grampus encountered a Puerto Rico-based pirate ship flying Spanish colors and sailing under bogus privateer papers. The American ship quickly reduced the outlaw vessel to a floating wreck.

Sailmaker Charles Cassell drew this plan showing the size and shape of the schooner's sails.

More about the USS Grampus in Designs for Democracy...

Man puts 1917 Illinois State Fair ticket on display at antique mall - The State Journal-Register

Illinois in museum news - Tue, 2017-08-15 20:44

Man puts 1917 Illinois State Fair ticket on display at antique mall
The State Journal-Register
I'm very disappointed (I wasn't able to lend it to the museum),” Lutes said. Suzanne Moss, collections manager for the Illinois State Fair Museum, said it has always been the museum's policy to not accept items on loan. One reason is that the museum ...

Award winning artists to return to Art & Artisan Fest - News Dispatch

Illinois in museum news - Tue, 2017-08-15 19:46

Award winning artists to return to Art & Artisan Fest
News Dispatch
MICHIGAN CITY — Among the 70 artists that will be at the 36th annual Lubeznik Art & Artisan Festival, five of them will be past recipients of Lubeznik fest awards. The winners received a ribbon to hang proudly in their booth and were chosen by ...

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University Galleries to present the Kattner Family Collection, August 25 - Illinois State University News (press release) (blog)

Illinois in museum news - Tue, 2017-08-15 13:51

University Galleries to present the Kattner Family Collection, August 25
Illinois State University News (press release) (blog)
Keith, who currently works as an artist, is an Illinois State University alumnus and former neurosurgeon. He developed his love for art at the tender age of ten while viewing paintings by Grant Wood, Robert Henri, ... American Masters from the Kattner ...

University of Illinois Krannert Art Museum exhibition celebrates early images of nature, female artists - ArtfixDaily

Illinois in museum news - Tue, 2017-08-15 11:44

University of Illinois Krannert Art Museum exhibition celebrates early images of nature, female artists
ArtfixDaily
An exhibition opening Aug. 31 at Krannert Art Museum will feature images of nature, many of which contributed to scientific knowledge at the time they were made. A recently acquired 17th century painting – “Still Life of Flowers in a Glass Vase on a ...

Celebrating V-J Day in Paris

National Archives "Today's Document" - Tue, 2017-08-15 00:30

"American servicemen and women ... celebrate the unconditional surrender of the Japanese." (detail)
The surrender of Japan during World War II was announced on August 14, 1945. Taken on August 15, the caption of this photo reads: "American servicemen and women gather in front of ’Rainbow Corner’ Red Cross club in Paris to celebrate the unconditional surrender of the Japanese." The offical Instrument of Surrender would later be signed on September 2, 1945.
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More about the Surrender of Japan at Our Documents...

Steam train ride to mark World War I anniversary - Herald-Whig

Illinois in museum news - Mon, 2017-08-14 12:10

Steam train ride to mark World War I anniversary
Herald-Whig
MONTICELLO, Ill. -- The Monticello Railway Museum and the Illinois State Military Museum, along with World War I living historians, will hold a World War I encampment and commemorative train ride from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Monticello Railway ...

A life in glass: Alum's unique portraits gain national acclaim - Illinois State University News

Illinois in museum news - Mon, 2017-08-14 05:55

A life in glass: Alum's unique portraits gain national acclaim
Illinois State University News
Public collections in Alabama, Florida, Michigan, and North Carolina own his work, which sells for as much as $27,000 apiece. “People are really validating what I do,” Allison said. ... He was ready to give up on his art career before one of his first ...

Illinois State Fair Museum creates clown band exhibit - New Haven Register

Illinois in museum news - Mon, 2017-08-14 01:10

Illinois State Fair Museum creates clown band exhibit
New Haven Register
Trimble's family has donated some of his memorabilia to the Illinois State Fair Museum, including clown outfits, a tuba and a drum that were used in the band. His son, Dana Trimble, also participated in his father's ... Gene Trimble was a farmer who ...

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Lincoln library plans baseball-themed 'All-American Picnic' - Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Illinois in museum news - Mon, 2017-08-14 01:06

Lincoln library plans baseball-themed 'All-American Picnic'
Journal Gazette and Times-Courier
SPRINGFIELD -- The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will celebrate America's pastime Saturday with an All-American Picnic featuring baseball-themed crafts, demonstrations of the game as it was played in its earliest days, and a screening ...

Social Security Act

National Archives "Today's Document" - Sun, 2017-08-13 23:15

Social Security Act (detail)
On August 14, 1935, the Social Security Act established a system of old-age benefits for workers, benefits for victims of industrial accidents, unemployment insurance, aid for dependent mothers and children, the blind, and the physically handicapped.
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Illinois State Fair Museum creates clown band exhibit - SFGate

Illinois in museum news - Sun, 2017-08-13 19:12

Illinois State Fair Museum creates clown band exhibit
SFGate
It was a lot of fun to see him roaming around the fair" said Suzanne Moss, collections manager for the State Fair Museum. "You always knew you were at the fair when you saw the clown band roaming around." ___. Information from: The State Journal ...

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Illinois State Fair Museum Creates Clown Band Exhibit - U.S. News & World Report

Illinois in museum news - Sun, 2017-08-13 09:49

Illinois State Fair Museum Creates Clown Band Exhibit
U.S. News & World Report
The Illinois State Fair Museum has put together a new exhibit in honor of a musical clown and his band. Aug. 13, 2017, at ... It was a lot of fun to see him roaming around the fair" said Suzanne Moss, collections manager for the State Fair Museum. "You ...

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