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February 25, 2017 - March 26, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
WWII in the Shadow of Mt. Tam External Event Page
Sausalito, California
2017 is the 75th anniversary of the establishment of a bustling wartime shipyard called Marinship in Sausalito. Innovations, ingenuity, and inspiration all played a part in the day-to-day routine. Join Ranger Joanne on a 2-mile walking tour of the area surrounding the Bay Model to experience what life in the shipyards was like from 1942-1945. Dress in layers, wear comfortable walking shoes, bring water, and a snack. Rain cancels.
For more information, please call 415-332-3871
Friday, March 3, 2017
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Queen Victoria and the Victorian Novel External Event Page
Raleigh,, North Carolina
Venue: Raleigh Moravian Church
Elliot Engel will speak on "Queen Victoria and the Victorian Novel"on Friday, March 3, 2017, at 7 pm at Raleigh Moravian Church. //// Dr. Engel reveals the fascinating story of how Victoria came to the British throne in 1837, a tale with more incredible twists and turns than any novel written during her reign. He also reveals and explains the brilliance of the 40,000 novels published during her period which has been called the greatest flowering of fiction in the history of our language. //// Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Dr. Engel now lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he has taught at the University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, and Duke University. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at UCLA. While at UCLA he won that university's Outstanding Teacher Award. //// Dr. Engel has written ten books published in England, Japan, and the United States. His mini-lecture series on Charles Dickens ran on PBS television stations around the country. His articles have appeared in numerous newspapers and national magazines including Newsweek. He has lectured throughout the United States and on all the continents including Antarctica. Four plays which he has written have been produced during the last ten years. //// For his scholarship and teaching, Dr. Engel has received North Carolina's Adult Education Award, North Carolina State's Alumni Professorship, and the Victorian Society's Award of Merit. Most recently, for his thirty years of academic work and service in promoting Charles Dickens, he was nominated and inducted into the Royal Society of Arts in England. //// Since 1980, Dr. Engel has been President of the Dickens Fellowship of North Carolina, the largest branch of this worldwide network of clubs. The sales of Dr. Engel's books, CDs, and DVDs have raised funds for The Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital which Dickens helped found in London in 1852. /// Professor Engel continues to teach outside the classroom and give literary and historical programs throug
General admission tickets will be $27.00 per person. Advanced purchase is strongly recommended. To purchase tickets, call 919-833-3431 with your MasterCard or Visa, or mail a check payable to Joel Lane Museum House to P O Box 10884, Raleigh NC 27605 or visit Your tickets will be held at will call. Tickets are non-refundable unless we must cancel the event. The doors will open at 6:30 pm.
For more information, please call 919-833-3431 or email
Saturday, March 18, 2017
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Zephyrhills Model train Show & Swap Meet External Event Page
Zephyrhills, Florida
Venue: Zephyrhills Train Depot Museum
Help operate the interactive 4 train system; climb aboard the Caboose; win a door prize; or shop for HO structures, Rolling Stock Engines,and more! Free Parking and Admission. Handicap Accessible. Vendor Spaces still available- call 813.782.0700
Free Parking and Admission.
For more information, please call 813-780-0065 or email


Thu, September 1, 2016 - Sun, April 30, 2017
Explorers Theater Presents Penguins 3D External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: Explorers Theater
Narrated by David Attenborough, Penguins 3D celebrates the destiny of a very special King Penguin, who returns to his birthplace in the sub-Antarctic. Known as Penguin City, the island is home to hundreds of albatrosses, fur seals and brawling elephant seals as well as six million penguins! Somehow our hero must earn his place among the island inhabitants and fulfill his destiny by finding a mate and raising a family. What follows is the story of the most challenging time in a King Penguin's life, when he is driven to nurture and defend his offspring against harsh weather and fierce predators. This cosmic drama plays out in one of Earth's last great wildernesses, amid steep mountain ranges and windblown plains half buried beneath snow and ice. Penguins 3D is an unforgettable tale of one King Penguin's journey through his species central rite of passage.
$6 Non-Members (Adult or Child); $5 Museum Members (Adult or Child); $2 Child 3 and Under.
For more information, please call 757-591-7745 or email
Thu, December 1, 2016 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Journey to the South Pacific 3D External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Visit the Mariners' Museum December through June 1st to see Journey to the South Pacific in the Explorers Theater! //// Narrated by Cate Blanchett, this film will take moviegoers on a breathtaking 3D adventure to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua, where life flourishes above and below the sea. Join Jawi, a young island boy, as he takes us on a journey of discovery to this magical place where we encounter whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, and other iconic creatures of the sea. Home to more than 2,000 species of sea life, this exotic locale features the most diverse marine ecosystem on earth. An uplifting story of hope and celebration, Journey to the South Pacific highlights the importance of living in balance with the ocean planet we all call home.
$6 Adults $2 Children 3 and Under
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email
Sun, January 1 - Sun, April 30, 2017
Baby Bunch Is Back! External Event Page
Augusta, Georgia
Baby Bunch is a guided playtime for caregivers and infants to help baby learn about sounds, smells, people and different materials. We will sign, sing, dance, play and learn about the world. This is suited best for infants 5m - 24m and so will typically run about 35-45 minutes. First and Third Fridays at 9am Jan-April. Members: free. Visitors: $5.00 per family.
Sun, January 1 - Sun, December 31, 2017
Join us on the 3rd Tuesday for Ms Kathy’s Storytime External Event Page
Augusta, Georgia
Stories, songs, counting and dancing are all a part of Ms. Kathy’s storytime. Join us at 10:30 on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Sun, January 1 - Sun, December 31, 2017
Tour "Banksia" on the 4th Tuesday of every month External Event Page
Aiken, South Carolina
Venue: Banksia Property
Sign up for our tour and find out just how much the wonderful building we know as “Banksia” and the Aiken County Historical Museum has changed in its 85 years. The tour is on the 4th Tuesday, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., and is limited to 15. It is FREE, but you must have a reservation. If you can’t make the tour this month, don’t worry! The tour will be conducted on the 4th Tuesday of every month.
FREE with reservation
For more information, please email
Sat, January 7 - Sun, March 26, 2017
The Black Figure in the European Imaginary External Event Page
Winter Park, Florida
This exhibition considers the manner in which the visual arts of Europe imagined black people during the long nineteenth century (c. 1750-1914). As part of an expanding cultural fascination with Africa and the “Orient,” images of blacks proliferated in various media and different contexts across the European continent, prompted by contact through colonialism, imperialism, and slavery. These representations are at once reminders of conquest, meditations on the perceived exoticism of dark-skinned peoples and distant lands, romantic imaginings of black personalities and characters, and objects of beauty that used blackness—at times literally—as an aesthetic tool or novelty. In contrast to the over-simplified or unabashedly racist caricatures often found in American visual culture of the same period, blacks in nineteenth-century European imaginings were frequently depicted as exotic, beautiful, romantic, and alluring. Black individuals, although marginalized, were part of an increasingly international population in Europe. Even though the lived experiences of blacks in Europe during this period are difficult to reconstruct, black people were visible in major European cities. Black men and women from Africa, the Caribbean, and even North America worked in domestic service, as laborers, and seamen, among other professions. Black musicians, dancers, and other entertainers were commonplace. The numerous artists that engaged their services and fashioned their images testify to the presence of black models in Europe, even if we do not know their identities. Yet as well-intentioned as many of these images surely were, they function in a complex matrix of racialized ideologies. Even when based on direct observation and technically realistic, this imagery often reveals undercurrents of objectification, a celebration of servitude, a fetishization of black sexuality, and hierarchical attitudes about race and culture that satisfied European imaginings about exoticism, beauty, sexuality, and racial difference. It is precisely t
Free Admission
For more information, please call 407-646-2526
Tue, January 10 - Sat, February 25, 2017
Brian Andrews: Fixed Landscapes - Exhibition External Event Page
Sausalito, California
Brian Andrews is a sculptor who works with wood, employing traditional techniques to explore contemporary cultural issues, including mapping, as a metaphor to explore issues of self and of man?s place in the world. Korzybski's saying "the map is not the territory" plays heavily into my work. It's an abstract representation of reality itself. Between thing and concept. Each one of my pieces documents my drive to find the ?and? between various artistic traditions, a way of linking dissimilar ways of knowing the world, to find the places of overlap that tell the story of who and what we are. For more information, visit Exhibition Dates: January 10 - February 25, 2017 Reception: Sat, January 21, 1pm - 3pm
For more information, please call 415-332-3871
Sun, January 29 - Sun, April 2, 2017
The A-Maize-ing Popcorn ADVENTURE External Event Page
Montezuma, Kansas
The A-Maize-ing Popcorn ADVENTURE provides information about the history, production and nutrition of popcorn, one of the top snack foods in the United States. From learning why popcorn pops to what country consumes the most popcorn... Guided by Professor Paige Popcorn, seven-year old Max and his best pal Munch take a journey around a maze to learn fun and historical facts about popcorn. Enter the maze to see where you go Find five types of corn that maybe you?ll grow See where the first popcorn machine showed Spin a drum to watch a kernel explode! This fun yet educational exhibit is designed for children Kindergarten thru 5th Grade and their families. The A Maize-ing Popcorn Adventure has been organized by the Purdue Agriculture Exhibit Design Center. We are expecting many groups for this exhibit, so please call in advance to schedule groups of 5 or more. Tours/groups welcome by appointment, contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour. Museum hours: Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help pay for this outstanding exhibit! Check out our website at for information about this and all of the exciting new exhibits coming to the Stauth Memorial Museum!
For more information, please call 620-846-2527 or email
Sat, March 4 - Wed, March 22, 2017
2017 Southport Quilters Guild Annual Members Show External Event Page
Kenosha, Wisconsin
The 2017 Southport Quilters guild celebrates many occasions in addition to the 15 years of the Guild and the Kenosha Public Museum working together to celebrate the art of quilting. National Quilt Day activities and free presentation on March 18th. 10am-5pm
For more information, please call 262-653-4140
Sat, March 4 - Sun, May 28, 2017
Re-Riding History: From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay External Event Page
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Contemporary art retraces the historical experiences of American Indian communities.
Sun, March 5 - Tue, March 7, 2017
2017 Conference for Mississippi Museums Association External Event Page
Natchez, Mississippi
Venue: The Natchez Grand Hotel and Suites
“Museums Reinterpreted” //// As museums push into the 21st Century, they must continue to interpret and reinterpret their exhibits and missions to engage the public and remain relevant. Each generation has a different perspective on life and we must continue to find ways to maintain and encourage the interests of visitors to our museums.
Wed, March 8 - Fri, March 10, 2017
2017 South Carolina Federation of Museums Conference External Event Page
Walterboro, South Carolina
Venue: Colleton Museum and Farmers Market
Operation: Conserve, Preserve & Serve.
For more information, please email .
Wed, March 8 - Sat, March 11, 2017
2017 Annual Montana Association of Museums Conference External Event Page
Kalispell,, Montana
Venue: Red Lion Hotel
“MAM: Turns Fabulous Fifty in the Flathead” /////// Just some of our presentations: Engaging the Millennial Generation: How to Get 15-35 Year-Olds into Your Museum /// Montana Community Foundation Grant Opportunities /// Share Your Collections Online: Montana Memory Project /// Gift Shop Roundtable: Let’s Talk Museum Gift Shop /// Making Field Trips Successful for Montana Teachers & Students /// Why is it Always the Board’s Fault? Understanding Board Roles and Responsibilities ... AND MORE ...
Wed, March 15 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Tennessee Association of Museums 2017 Conference External Event Page
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Venue: Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center in Pigeon Forge
Museums of Many Colors: 57 Annual Conference. The Tennessee Association of Museums invites you to the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, March 15-17, for its 2017 Annual Conference! Museums, historic sites, national park sites, craft galleries, and entertainment venues that blend mountain heritage with modern tourist amenities surround the conference hotel, the Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center in Pigeon Forge. Also nearby is Dollywood, the “homespun” attraction of local-girl- turned-international-icon Dolly Parton. Parton’s 1971 hit, “Coat of Many Colors,” serves as inspiration for this year’s conference theme, Museums of Many Colors.
For more information, please call 615-495-3354 or email
Fri, March 17 - Sat, March 18, 2017
Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society Spring Workshop and Conference 2017 External Event Page
The Mid Atlantic Repositories: //// Workshop, March 17, 1:00 - 4:00 Working With the Meyers-Orts Gazetteer Presented by Debra Hoffman and Gunter Schanzenbacher //// Conference, March 18, 8:30 - 4:30 //// Finding Family History at the Baltimore City Archives Malissa Ruffner, JD, CG \\\\ Guide to Government Records at the Maryland State Archives, Michael G. McCormick //// A Federal Family Tree Malissa Ruffner, JD, CG //// Immigration and Naturalization Records at the Maryland State Archives, Michael G. McCormick.
For more information, please email
Sun, March 26 - Mon, March 27, 2017
2017 Annual Meeting of North Carolina Museums Council External Event Page
WILMINGTON, North Carolina
Join Us For the 2017 Annual Meeting, in Wilmington, NC. Our theme this year is: Bridging the Gap: Strengthening Community Relations” March 26-27, 2017
Sun, March 26 - Tue, March 28, 2017
PA Museums’ 2017 Annual Statewide Conference, Challenges and Change External Event Page
Erie, Pennsylvania
Venue: Check the Federations website for location.
Pennsylvania’s museums, historical societies, zoos, science centers, and historic sites step up to challenges amidst continuous change happening inside and outside of our organizations. PA Museums invites you to the city of Erie for our 2017 annual conference to explore our past, present, and future challenges. Throughout our conference, we will focus on changes in our field and in our communities. Our audiences and communities are changing, and our assumptions about visitors’ expectations may need to be revisited. Finding funding for museums and cultural organizations continues to challenge us. Although we may sometimes resist change, the challenges of satisfying the needs of those we serve will push us ahead. Our conference in Erie will bring us together for educational sessions and case studies, presentations from inspiring keynote speakers, tours of Erie’s cultural assets, opportunities to connect with our colleagues, and a celebration of outstanding work at our annual awards presentation. We hope to see you there.
For more information, please call 717-909-4950 or email

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