Tag: Cultural history museums

3 interested in Charlottesville Confederate statues, so far

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Three entities have already expressed interest in acquiring two statues of Confederate generals from downtown Charlottesville parks, including one that was...

Boom in Native American oil complicates Biden climate push

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NEW TOWN, N.D. — On oil well pads carved from the wheat fields around Lake Sakakawea, hundreds of pump jacks slowly bob to extract...

Jewish Museum in Berlin opens kids’ museum about Noah’s Ark

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BERLIN — Torrential rain pours down, waves break and big puddles splash as visitors enter the new children's museum at the Jewish Museum in...

Museum loses contract over event deemed racially insensitive

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A North Carolina county cut ties on Tuesday with a historic museum that planned to put on a reenactment of a...

Virginia city council votes to remove Confederate statues

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Officials in a Virginia city have voted unanimously to remove two statues of Confederate generals from downtown parks, including one that...

Alaska Jewish museum, gay bar tagged with swastika stickers

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A tall, thin man wearing a hood and a mask was caught on a security camera plastering Nazi stickers on a...

Washington, DC, to loosen virus restrictions this weekend

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WASHINGTON — With COVID-19 numbers dropping, officials in the nation’s capital are relaxing a number of restrictions after more than a year of lockdown....

Lost frescoes to greet visitors when Italy’s Uffizi reopens

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MILAN — Recently discovered frescoes will greet visitors to Florence’s Uffizi Galleries when the museum reopens after months of being closed due to the...

3 resign from Auschwitz council after politician appointed

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WARSAW, Poland — Three members of an advisory council for the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum in Poland have resigned after the government appointed a former Polish...

Many history interpreters of color carry weight of racism

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Stephen Seals stood onstage waiting to be auctioned off. Moments later, a white slave auctioneer pointed a gun at one of the other Black...