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Elvis Presley's Service Obligation

Acknowledgement of service obligation signed by Elvis Presley (detail)
In 1958, at the height of his fame, Elvis Presley was inducted into the U.S. Army.
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Storrs Obituary: Richard Schimmelpfeng, 87 - Patch.com

Illinois in museum news - Thu, 2017-03-23 22:07

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Storrs Obituary: Richard Schimmelpfeng, 87
Patch.com
Richard was a graduate of the University of Illinois, with a triple major in English literature, history, and modern languages. He also graduated in 1955 from Columbia University's Graduate School of Library Science. He began his library ... Shortly ...

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Nelson Algren Museum opens this weekend in Miller - nwitimes.com

Illinois in museum news - Thu, 2017-03-23 11:30

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Nelson Algren Museum opens this weekend in Miller
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They're already drawing attention to the museum with a huge 8-foot-by-10-foot photo of Algren leaving a Gary liquor store with a six-pack, which they've posted nearby on Lake Street, downtown Miller's main drag. Rogge said the hope was that the life ...

Gymnastic Society in 1948 voted to donate Turner Hall to the city - Belleville News-Democrat

Illinois in museum news - Thu, 2017-03-23 08:38

Belleville News-Democrat

Gymnastic Society in 1948 voted to donate Turner Hall to the city
Belleville News-Democrat
Highland Turnverine with its first award. The name later was changed to the Turners. It was located where the Weinheimer building is today. The photo is from the Roland Harris collection, soon to be called the Highland Home Museum, which will have its ...

Museum comeback - Illinois Times

Illinois in museum news - Thu, 2017-03-23 08:12

Illinois Times

Museum comeback
Illinois Times
The closing – which extended to the entire Illinois State Museum system, including Dickson Mounds in Lewiston and the Lockport Gallery, along with the museum proper and Research and Collection Center, both in Springfield – was unpopular with the public ...

26th Amendment

National Archives "Today's Document" - Wed, 2017-03-22 23:45

26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (detail)
Passed by Congress March 23, 1971, and ratified July 1, 1971, the 26th amendment granted the right to vote to American citizens aged eighteen or older.
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Teutopolis Monastery Museum to open April 2 for visitors - Terre Haute Tribune Star

Illinois in museum news - Wed, 2017-03-22 23:09

Teutopolis Monastery Museum to open April 2 for visitors
Terre Haute Tribune Star
More than 30 rooms of unique and interesting articles are on display on the second floor of the former Franciscan Novitiate building behind St. Francis Church in Teutopolis, Illinois. Besides its collection of articles used by the Franciscan Friars ...

Nelson Algren Museum opens this weekend in Miller - nwitimes.com

Illinois in museum news - Wed, 2017-03-22 20:22

Nelson Algren Museum opens this weekend in Miller
nwitimes.com
They're already drawing attention to the museum with a huge 8-foot-by-10-foot photo of Algren leaving a Gary liquor store with a six-pack, which they've posted nearby on Lake Street, downtown Miller's main drag. Rogge said the hope was that the life ...

Long Beach's Museum of Latin American Art Announces New CEO - Gazette Newspapers

Illinois in museum news - Wed, 2017-03-22 18:41

Gazette Newspapers

Long Beach's Museum of Latin American Art Announces New CEO
Gazette Newspapers
Before going to MAPR, Ramos was director of the San Juan City Museum and the director of the National Collection of Puerto Rico. She earned her Ph.D. in Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona, Spain. She received a masters degree at Illinois State ...
New President of MOLAA First Latina to Hold the Position, Begins Tenure in MayLong Beach Post

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Photographer Ricardo Barros To Speak on “Figuring Space” - Town Topics

Illinois in museum news - Wed, 2017-03-22 08:16

Town Topics

Photographer Ricardo Barros To Speak on “Figuring Space”
Town Topics
... Barros enrolled at Lake Forest College in Illinois to study art history — a course of study that he believed would more readily allow him access to the world of fine art than would photography school, which he saw as being more technically and ...

Lourdes Ramos named president of the Museum of Latin American Art — first Latina to hold the post - Los Angeles Times

Illinois in museum news - Wed, 2017-03-22 06:01

Los Angeles Times

Lourdes Ramos named president of the Museum of Latin American Art — first Latina to hold the post
Los Angeles Times
Prior to her tenure at the Museo de Arte, she was was the director of the San Juan City Museum and the National Collection of Puerto Rico at the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture. She received a master's degree in fine arts from Illinois State ...

March with Martin Luther King for Justice and Jobs

National Archives "Today's Document" - Tue, 2017-03-21 23:38

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Community on the Move for Equality invite you to March for Justice and Jobs (detail)
In his final campaign before his death, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. lent his support to a strike by sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee. This flyer was distributed to sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, asking them to "March for Justice and Jobs" on March 22, 1968. Included are directions for the route to be followed and instructions to the marchers to use "soul-force which is peaceful, loving, courageous, yet militant."
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Chicago Plans To Build A New American Sports Museum - Patch.com

Illinois in museum news - Tue, 2017-03-21 11:05

Patch.com

Chicago Plans To Build A New American Sports Museum
Patch.com
It's a sports town like no other and is home to one of the greatest collections of museums and cultural attractions anywhere,” said Germann, Principal at Four Lions Strategies who is serving as senior advisor on the project. “Expanding Chicago's museum ...

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Stolen Van Gogh paintings return to Amsterdam after 14 years - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois - WSIL TV

Illinois in museum news - Tue, 2017-03-21 10:32

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Stolen Van Gogh paintings return to Amsterdam after 14 years - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois
WSIL TV
AMSTERDAM (AP) - Two paintings by Vincent van Gogh that were stolen in a smash-and-grab heist more than 14 years ago went back on display Tuesday at the Amsterdam museum dedicated to the Dutch master. "They're back!" said Van Gogh Museum director Axel ...
As Stolen Van Goghs Return to View, a Thief Tells AllNew York Times

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Catch a Milwaukee art exhibit, take a bargain trip to France and more - Chicago Tribune

Illinois in museum news - Tue, 2017-03-21 08:45

Chicago Tribune

Catch a Milwaukee art exhibit, take a bargain trip to France and more
Chicago Tribune
Roy Lichtenstein's "Red Lamps" is one of the works from private collections on display in an exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum. (Estate ... •The Lincoln Heritage Trail highlights significant places in the life of Abraham Lincoln in Indiana, Illinois ...

Photograph of Lt. Henry O. Flipper

National Archives "Today's Document" - Tue, 2017-03-21 00:01

Photograph of Lt. Henry O. Flipper (detail)
Born into slavery in Thomasville, Georgia, on March 21, 1856, Henry Ossian Flipper was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1873. Over the next four years he overcame harassment, isolation, and insults to become West Point's first African American graduate and the first African American commissioned officer in the regular U.S. Army.
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A wondrous world of nature hides in plain sight at the Chicago Academy of Sciences collections facility - Chicago Reader

Illinois in museum news - Mon, 2017-03-20 18:16

Chicago Reader

A wondrous world of nature hides in plain sight at the Chicago Academy of Sciences collections facility
Chicago Reader
"Most museums actually have off-site collection storage," says Dawn Roberts, director of collections for the Chicago Academy of Sciences and the Nature Museum, and one of the facility's two full-time staff members. "They're too large to fit within the ...

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Robert Kennicott On Display At Smithsonian - Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

Illinois in museum news - Mon, 2017-03-20 15:37

Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

Robert Kennicott On Display At Smithsonian
Journal & Topics Newspapers Online
Kennicott's skeleton, and many of his specimens that are part of the museum's permanent collection, are in the new “Objects of Wonder: From the Collections of the National Museum of Natural History” exhibit. The Smithsonian held a private opening for ...

Area library considered for national kudos - IllinoisHomePage.net

Illinois in museum news - Mon, 2017-03-20 12:59

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Area library considered for national kudos
IllinoisHomePage.net
ILLINOIS -- The Illinois Fire Service Institute Library (IFSIL) is one of 30-finalists in the running for a national award. The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) released the list of 30-finalists for the 2017 National Medal for Museum and ...

Inside The Private Art Collection of One of Italy's Most Prominent Lawyers - Forbes

Illinois in museum news - Mon, 2017-03-20 11:02

Forbes

Inside The Private Art Collection of One of Italy's Most Prominent Lawyers
Forbes
On Sunday the exhibition inside Milan's Triennale museum, which shared the 1930s works from Iannaccone's collection with the public, drew to a close. London is the next location the lawyer is eyeing for the Italia 1920-1945. Una nuova figurazione e il ...

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