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Creative Catalyst: The Walker Art Center

Creative Catalyst: The Walker Art Center https://youtu.be/TAB5OlwKF1QA laboratory for the art of the future, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, begins where most art museums leave off. The starting point is right now, today! In fact, many of the pieces displayed, screened or performed here are commissioned directly from the artists. Founded in 1879, …

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Horse Power: The National Museum of Racing

Horse Power: The National Museum of Racing https://youtu.be/0R8t9xiIfjEThoroughbred racing is one of America’s oldest sports, and it has a colorful history. Seabiscuit, Man o’ War, Secretariat, Arcaro, and the Jones Boys are all heroes of the turf and names that evoke the clang of the starting gate, the thunder of pounding hooves—the sights and sounds …

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Binding Ties: The California State Railroad Museum

Binding Ties: The California State Railroad Museum https://youtu.be/k0bShRHumVAThe railroads helped shape the unique culture of the West and reunite a Civil War-torn nation. Through meticulously restored locomotives, archival photographs, and artifacts, this Sacramento museum illustrates the diverse experiences of those who built the railroads and those who used them. PROVING THE IMPOSSIBLE Civil engineer Theodore …

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Trial By Fire: The New York City Fire Museum

Trial By Fire: The New York City Fire Museum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJWVFbs6cC4 Housed in a 1904 firehouse — the former home of Engine 30 — this museum chronicles the history of firefighting from colonial times to the present. The museum features horse and hand-drawn fire carriages, fire buckets and parade hats and modern day equipment. Firefighters — many …

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Face of America: Ellis Island Immigration Museum

Face of America: Ellis Island Immigration Museum https://youtu.be/bp0pBu7G7JEBetween 1897 and 1938, immigration changed the face of America. More than 100 million citizens in the United States can trace their ancestry to an immigrant who landed at New York’s Ellis Island. Ellis Island is more than a museum, it is hallowed ground; it is the place …

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Art Gets a Start in America: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Art Gets a Start in America: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts https://youtu.be/I-tVax-yvFIFounded when Thomas Jefferson was president and the Revolutionary War was still a part of living memory, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia is America’s first art museum and school, and is home to more than two centuries of American …

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Native Voice: Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

Native Voice: Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian https://youtu.be/Nh23uDbI7mQThis D.C. and New York-based museum approaches the native story in an enlightened and exciting way, using the native voice to demonstrate that native history, culture, art and life are part of the shared cultural heritage of all Americans. Behind the scenes at the Maryland-based Cultural …

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The Blues Lives On! The Delta Blues Museum

The Blues Lives On! The Delta Blues Museum https://youtu.be/nKaEHuANSKU Located in an old depot in Clarksdale, Mississippi, where Muddy Waters boarded the train to carry the Blues to the world, this small museum tells the powerful story of the origins of the Delta Blues and its ultimate transformation into Rock-n-Roll. Interviews include actor and native son, Morgan …

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Crossroads of Culture: Colorado History Museum

Crossroads of Culture: Colorado History Museum https://youtu.be/opOLnTXB5usAt this Denver museum, the key players in the Colorado drama come to life: The cliff-dwelling Anasazi Indians; the Spanish, who named it Colorado, meaning red; the 19th century ranchers, miners, missionaries and Native Americans. Highlights include the reality of the Black cowboy life; the boom and bust days …

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Wonderland of Science: The Franklin Institute

Wonderland of Science: The Franklin Institute https://youtu.be/H7-kzZIIemMFounded to commemorate and continue the inventive spirit and scientific genius of Benjamin Franklin, the imposing Franklin Institute stands solid as a rock on 20th Street in Philadelphia. Science is a phenomenon—a process. You can’t put it in a museum display case. On “display” at the Franklin Institute is …

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