1. The Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago
600 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
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The Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago is the world’s premier college art museum dedicated to photography. As an international hub, we generate ideas and provoke dialogue among students, artists and diverse communities through groundbreaking exhibitions and programming.
The California Museum educates visitors on the Golden State’s history and unique influence on the world through ideas, innovation, the arts and culture. Through interactive exhibits and engaging programs, the Museum inspires visitors to make their own mark on history
In our language, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki means “a place to learn.” We invite you to come to the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation and learn about our exciting history and culture. The Museum’s exhibits and artifacts show how our Seminole ancestors lived in the Florida swamps and Everglades. The Museum film “We Seminoles” tells our story in our own words, including our dramatic struggle to remain in Florida. Nature trails will take you throughout the beautiful 60-acre cypress dome to a living village.
The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum (aka The Breman) in Atlanta celebrates and commemorates Jewish history, culture, and art through events featuring concerts, movies, books, discussions, genealogy, and group tours. Our three display areas feature the Holocaust, Southern Jewish Heritage & History, and a constantly changing gallery of engaging themes. Our museum also contains the Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, which houses thousands of manuscript and photograph collections, as well as hundreds of artifacts, textiles, and oral histories related to southern Jewish history and the Holocaust. Stop in today or contact us for more information!
The mission of the African American Museum of Iowa is to preserve, exhibit, and teach the African American heritage of Iowa. Nestled along the Cedar River in downtown Cedar Rapids, the AAMI has been carrying out its mission since 1994 and has since become one of the leading educational resources on African American history in Iowa. Offering tours, exhibits, family programs, youth education programs for Pre-K to 12th grade students, a summer camp, community and fundraising events, and numerous additional statewide programs the Museum is able to educate over 50,000 people annually.
You won’t believe what’s here! “USA Today” named Vesterheim one of “ten great places in the nation to admire American folk art.” Showcasing world-class exhibitions, 12 historic buildings, and a folk-art school in scenic Decorah, Iowa, this national treasure houses the best in historic and contemporary Norwegian folk and fine arts, and explores the American immigrant experience. You’ll find a cabin made from a single tree, elaborate costumes, intricately carved butter molds, colorful paintings, silver wedding crowns, woven tapestries, and even a boat that sailed the Atlantic Ocean.
From the initial focus on archaeology, the Abbe soon expanded its scope to include ethnographic materials from the 17th through 20th centuries. In 1931, Mary Cabot Wheelwright, founder of the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe, donated an important collection of Native American baskets and other objects. Other major basket collections have been given to the Museum, and as a result, it holds the largest and best documented collection of Maine Indian basketry. The Museum also has acquired an extensive contemporary collection documenting the continuing Wabanaki craft tradition in Maine. The Abbe's collections now represent 12,000 years of Native American culture and history in Maine, and its conservation program has been recognized nationally as a model for museums. As the collections grew, the Museum also expanded its educational role. Small exhibits on subjects such as basketmaking and the Museum's founding complemented the displays of archaeological artifacts. The Abbe also developed publications to share its scholarship with a broader audience. The Museum began collaborating with Native people and, during the 1980s and 1990s, mounted exhibitions on themes such as the birchbark art of Tomah Joseph, the role of Wabanaki basketmakers in the local tourist economy and the archaeology of the Ruth Moore site. The 70th anniversary exhibition Beads, Bones, and Ancient Stones was favorably noted in The New York Times. During recent decades, Native Americans have become increasingly involved in all aspects of the Museum, including policy-making as members of the Board of Trustees.
Founded in 1844, the Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) is the state’s premier institution for both Maryland and American history through our acclaimed museum, research library, press, and public programs.
12. Clark County Historical Society - The Heritage Center
117 S Fountain Ave, Springfield, OH 45502, USA
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The mission of the Clark County Historical Society is to collect, preserve and interpret resources which provide understanding and appreciation of Clark County’s heritage, and to relate the community’s past to the present and its future.
The Shelton McMurphey Johnson House is an Eugene, OR Victorian House Museum. It is open for tours and available for rentals. On display are period furniture, glassware, and photos of historic Eugene, as well as changing exhibits. Experience the elegance of an Afternoon Tea or rent the House for a beautiful Victorian themed wedding!
The Adams Museum is the Black Hills’ oldest history museum. In 1930 pioneer businessman W.E. Adams founded the Adams Museum in downtown Deadwood with the purpose of preserving and displaying the history of the Black Hills. He donated the building to the City of Deadwood and placed the operation of the organization in the hands of a board of directors.
The Heritage Society maintains ten historic structures, houses dating from 1823 to 1905 with guided tours and educational programs designed to promote awareness of Houston’s diverse history. “Founded in 1954 by a number of public-spirited Houstonians to rescue the 1847 Kellum-Noble House from demolition, The Heritage Society has since saved an additional nine historic buildings, moved them from various locations to join the Kellum-Noble House in Sam Houston Park, and restored them to reflect their respective eras. These ten buildings, along with the Museum Gallery, serve as historic reference points and exhibition spaces for more than 23,000 artifacts that document life in Houston from the early 1800s to the mid-1900s.”
Built less than 20 years after Austin was founded, the Neill-Cochran House Museum is a window on some of the earliest years of Austin’s architectural, social, and political history. Lived-in room displays and interpretive exhibits are designed to allow visitors an opportunity to reflect on an ever-growing Austin through careful consideration of the past.
The Yakima Valley Museum conserves our stories to inspire our community, learn from our past, celebrate our present and guide our future. Through the collection, preservation, and exhibition of historic artifacts and stories, as well as related public programming, the museum provides guests with historical perspectives that may influence decisions about the future of the Valley.
Founded in 1962, the Maturango Museum is an important educational and cultural resource in Ridgecrest, California. In addition to the exhibit galleries, which feature the natural and cultural history of the Upper Mojave Desert, the Museum sponsors many programs and tours, including tours to the world-famous Coso petroglyphs. The museum also has an art gallery that sponsors 6 shows throughout the year. The Museum is an information center for Death Valley, the Northern Mojave Desert, and the Highway 395 and 178 corridors. We are open every day 10-5, excluding major holidays.
19. South Florida Museum, Parker Manatee Aquarium, and Bishop Planetarium
201 10th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205, USA
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Visit the South Florida Museum where you can experience the natural and cultural history of Florida, view our universe in the state-of-the-art Bishop Planetarium, and see Snooty (the world’s oldest manatee) and rehab manatees in the Parker Manatee Aquarium – all under one roof! Enjoy a day exploring the Museum – located steps from Bradenton’s downtown restaurants and the beautiful Bradenton Riverwalk.