Visit the Bruce Museum Store This Holiday Season

Savvy Greenwich shoppers know and love the Bruce Museum Store as a prized gift resource. The small yet inviting space is a treasure trove of seasonal gifts, one-of-a-kind jewelry, accessories, stationery, fun and educational toys, and a wonderful selection of art books and catalogs that relate to the Museum’s ever-changing exhibitions and programs.

Museum members also enjoy receiving a 10 percent discount on all regularly priced items – and the fact that store proceeds go to support the Bruce’s exhibitions and educational programs.

This holiday season, the Bruce is creating even more reasons to come

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Museum Campus Offers Veterans Discount

By Nick Gale, WLS-AM 890 News

(CHICAGO) — In honor of Veterans Day, Museum Campus neighbors Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium and Field Museum are sharing ways that veterans can enjoy the institutions free of charge. Later in the week, the Shedd is also offering extended hours to welcome those who might prefer to visit the aquarium in a calmer or quieter environment.

On Veteran’s Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, admission to the Adler is free for active duty military and veterans with a valid ID in addition to being free for Illinois Residents
The Field Museum is free for Illinois residents

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National veterans’ museum marks Veterans Day with free panel

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The nation’s newly dedicated veterans’ museum is offering a panel discussion to mark Veterans Day weekend.

The National Veterans Memorial and Museum says Sunday’s event will feature five veterans with different perspectives on military service.

Panelists include a U.S. Army Ranger, a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, a Navy Seal, an Army veteran of Iraq and an Army intelligence officer.

Veterans and their families who attend the panel discussion will receive free admission to the museum, located on Columbus’ downtown riverfront. Others who attend will receive discounted museum admission.

Tickets are free, but reservations are required due to space

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Six things to do this weekend in the Rock River Valley

Get in the holiday spirit

What: Double holiday feature

When: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Nov. 16-17; 2 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 18

Where: Community Building Complex of Boone County, 111 W. First St., Belvidere

About: Featuring “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus.”

Tickets: $13, adults; $11, seniors; $5, students

For tickets:

A spoonful of sugar

What: “Mary Poppins”

When: 7 p.m. Friday and Nov. 16; 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 and Nov. 17-18; and 6 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 17

Where: Maddox Theatre, Clark Arts Center, Rockford University, 5050 E. State St., Rockford

About: The play tells the classic Disney story of

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River museum to host Champagne & Chocolates event

The annual Champagne Chocolates event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the museum store located in the National Mississippi River Museum Aquarium’s National River Center.

A kickoff to the holiday season, Champagne Chocolates is an adult evening aimed at fun and shopping. Space is limited. Advanced tickets are encouraged and may be purchased at a discounted rate of $8 at Individuals who purchase advanced tickets will enjoy faster entrance to the event.

Included in the price of admission, guests will receive free champagne and champagne tasting glass, chocolates, desserts and goodie

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Field Museum’s free admission offer to midterm voters is illegal … – Chicago Sun

The Field Museum on Thursday announced a promotion offering free admission with proof of voting.

The bad news? That offer was illegal.

“The intention is golden. But under the law, you can’t offer anything of value in connection with registering to vote or voting,” said Jim Allen, spokesman for the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners.

The good news? Now the free admission offer will be extended to all Illinois residents, regardless of whether or not they’ve got an “I Voted” sticker.

Related: Check out our Illinois Voting Guide

“Oh, what the heck,” the museum announced after a nitpicking Chicago Sun-Times reporter inquired about the

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National WWI Museum and Memorial Commemorates the Centennial of the World War I Armistice with Special …

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Firing on the First World War’s Western Front ended on Nov. 11, 1918. This year marks 100 years since the stillness fell across the battlefields of Europe on the “the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month.” To commemorate the end of World War I, President Woodrow Wilson officially recognized Nov. 11 as Armistice Day – a day of somber remembrance recognized around the world, with many stopping for a moment of silence at the 11th hour of this day to honor

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Freebie Friday: Free reusable red cups at Starbucks; free visits to museums and Palm Beach Zoo

Happy Freebie Friday! 

Starbucks is giving away free Reusable Red Cups with purchase on Nov. 2 that will get you a special discount on festive drinks through next year. 

In the fun department, get free entry at museums on Saturday and Sunday with Bank of America’s Museums on Us program. Also, save your “I Voted” sticker to get free entry at Palm Beach Zoo on Election Day. 

If you’re heading to the movies, use a coupon at AMC Theatres to get a drink and popcorn for $5. “Bohemian Rhapsody,” about rocker Freddie Mercury and Queen, is now showing.


Duluth offers discount pass for local attractions

People can buy either an annual pass or one for three consecutive days.

The three-day pass delivers discounts of more than 50 percent to all eight attractions at a cost of $50 per adult or $34 for children, ages 2 to 12.

The annual pass offers a 25 percent discount to the same attractions throughout the year and sells for $70 per adult or $49 per child, age 2 to 12.

The passes can be purchased online and then delivered directly to a smartphone for use. The passes also can be printed out for redemption. To learn more, check out or


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Turkey’s Culture Ministry to boost promotion of museums

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency

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Culture Minister Nuri Ersoy has said his ministry will allocate a certain portion of its revenue to promote the country’s museums to visitors starting from next year.  

“We will advertise the museums across Turkey starting from March [2019]. Tourists will begin to see ads of museums as they get off the plane,” he said. 

Speaking about the increase in entrance fees of museums and ancient sites, Ersoy said 85 percent of museum revenues were obtained from foreign visitors. 

“Some 7-8 percent comes

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