Reynolda House Museum of American Art Re-Opens Tuesday, Sept. 18, Offers Evacuees Discounted Admission

Winston-Salem, N.C. — Reynolda House Museum of American Art will resume regular operating hours Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 9:30 a.m. following a temporary closure in response to anticipated conditions associated with Hurricane Florence. The altered schedule was part of many precautions taken by the museum to ensure the safety of Reynolda’s staff, guests, facilities, landscape and collections. The storm caused no significant damage to the museum, gardens or shops.

“Dorothea Lange’s America,” originally scheduled to open at Reynolda on Friday, Sept. 14, will now open Tuesday, Sept. 18. All tickets purchased for Sept. 14-16 will be honored at any

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SC State Museum offers free visit to evacuees, children out of school

Families evacuating to Columbia ahead of Hurricane Florence can head to the South Carolina State Museum for a discounted visit, according to a statement from the museum.

Children under the age of 13 who aren’t in school this week will be offered free admission Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., according to the statement.

Families that have been evacuated from the costal regions will also be eligible for a free visit, according to the statement.

“As a public service to South Carolina, the museum provides a safe and fun environment for families to spend time together while in the Midlands,” the statement

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New Children’s Museum Exhibit Reveals The Power Of Wind

Kids will learn about the power of wind through a new exhibit at the Children’s Discovery Museum.

The second-floor Imagine Air exhibit, set to open Nov. 23, will be the museum’s first new permanent exhibit in about four years, said Beth Whisman, executive director of the museum and the Town of Normal’s Cultural Arts Department. (The traveling Hello from Japan exhibit in 2016 was temporary.)

Imagine Air will introduce kids to concepts related to wind energy, aerodynamics, and fluid dynamics—a good fit, Whisman said, for a community surrounded by wind farms. The hands-on exhibit will have a wind-turbine building station, a

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Voters decide museum bond issue today

Mid-America Science Museum officials hope at least 1,000 more ballots are cast today as city residents visit the polls to either approve or deny a $2 million bond issue that would fund a 7,000-square-foot expansion at the museum, its executive director said Monday.

Voters are being asked to decide “for” or “against” issuing the bonds, which would be repaid using proceeds from the existing 3-cent advertising and promotion tax that is levied on prepared food and lodging inside the corporate limits of the city of Hot Springs.

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Farmers’ Museum set for 40th annual Harvest Festival

An autumnal tradition continues in Cooperstown this weekend with the 40th annual harvest festival at The Farmers’ Museum, which is also celebrating the 50th anniversary of its research library.

The library includes records from around the state with an emphasis on Otsego and nearby counties, American, and Native American history, art, and material culture. Special collections include rare books, manuscripts and archival collections, trade catalogs, pamphlets and ephemera.

Visitors to the festival Saturday can learn more about the library located next door to the Fenimore Art Museum across the street at an open house led by volunteers from 10 a.m. to 5

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Our View: Fort Bragg at 100: A relationship that keeps growing

At the century mark, it’s still getting better. The relationship between Fayetteville, Cumberland County and Fort Bragg is tight and heading toward seamless. And everyone benefits from it.

What started as a small field-artillery training camp in 1918, many miles from the nearest civilian population center, has become this nation’s largest military post (by population), with 54,000 troops, many of them belonging to some of the most storied and elite military units in the world. That includes the 82nd Airborne Division, the Army Special Operations Command and the Joint Special Operations Command, which oversaw the tracking and takedown

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Late Architect Zaha Hadid’s Miami Home Has Been Sold at a Big Discount

Zaha Hadid’s ultra-modern South Beach condo finally sold. Jehovy with Zignavisual

After more than a year on the market, late architect Zaha Hadid’s Miami condo has a buyer.

The final sales price, however, is nearly half of what the 2,541-square-foot apartment was originally listed for in May 2017. The $10 million home, located at the W South Beach, was removed from the market and then re-listed for $6.5 million in November 2017 due to it being a “buyer’s market.” Alas, the new owner paid a relatively meager $5.75 million for the three-bedroom, four-bathroom

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Want to drive an electric car? LeMay – America’s Car Museum will give you the chance

In case it’s not already on your calendar, we’re coming up on National Drive Electric Week, (Sept. 8-16) and LeMay-America’s Car Museum, wants to help you experience it.

The museum, with Puget Sound Energy and Tacoma Power, will offer the chance to test drive electric cars and bikes on display outside the museum at 2702 E. D St. in Tacoma. Dealers will be at the event to answer questions about buying or leasing an electric vehicle.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15.

The test drives are free, but you must be at least 21 or

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When you can get into Philadelphia’s best museums for free

Student free ride: Students from Art Institute of Philadelphia, Community College of Philadelphia, Delaware College of Art and Design, Drexel University, Haverford College, Hussian College, La Salle University, Rowan University, Rutgers University, St. Joseph’s University, Temple University, Thomas Jefferson University, University of Delaware, University of Pennsylvania, University of the Arts, and Ursinus College have free admission with a valid student ID.

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Heroes’ Day takes place Sept. 9 in Kingston

Heroes’ Day, en event highlighting the courage, selflessness and sacrifice of emergency service personnel, takes place Sunday, Sept. 9, in Kingston.

Participating will be the Hudson River Maritime Museum, the Trolley Museum of New York, the Volunteer Firemen’s Hall and Museum of Kingston, the fireboat John J. Harvey, and

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