Participate in the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s summer book club series

“Stranded” is “based on a true account of 14 — year-old Janette Riker, who, in the autumn of 1849, travels westward to Oregon Territory with her father and two brothers,” according to a news release. “With blizzards, frostbite and gnawing hunger her only companions, Janette rises to each challenge, relying on herself more than she knew possible. Her only comfort comes in writing in her diary, where she shares her fears, her travails, and her dwindling hopes.”

“LaRose” focuses on “a tragic accident, a demand for justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient roots in Native American culture,” the

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame now free to Cleveland residents, thanks to KeyBank

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Starting Saturday, the Rock Roll Hall of Fame is free to all Cleveland residents for at least the next 10 years.

It’s a move that Rock Hall CEO Greg Harris said should more than double the number of Clevelanders who visit the museum, which draws a large portion of its guests – at least 80 percent – from outside the region.

The initiative, dubbed the CLE VIP program, is being funded by a $10 million grant from the KeyBank Foundation, and was announced at a celebration Saturday morning at the Rock Hall.

In an interview before the announcement, Harris

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6 museums to offer free or discounted entry to low-income visitors

SAN DIEGO — Six San Diego-area museums announced Tuesday they will participate in Museums for All, a national initiative to provide free or reduced-price access low-income individuals and families.

The San Diego Natural History Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Museum of Making Music, New Children’s Museum, San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum and San Diego History Center will each offer discounts through the program, which is intended to encourage those of all backgrounds to build strong museum habits.

“We are proud to participate in Museums for All for many reasons, chief among them being increased museum access,” said Judy Gradwohl, president

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How Museums and Cultural Centers Appeal to the Chinese Tourist

As the Chinese tourism market matures, travelers are expanding beyond first-time interests such as major attractions and shopping to seek out deeper, more cultural experiences. Museums, in particular, stand to benefit.

Chinese visitors already make up a major proportion of museums’ attendees. One out of every three Chinese visitors to New York City visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Chinese visitors are the second most common foreign nationality to visit the Louvre Museum in Paris. Naturally, these evolving Chinese tourists are also an integral part of museums’ attendee growth.

As the number of Chinese travelers going abroad grows, museums and cultural

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T-Shirt-Centered Celebrations at Swell-O-Phonic and Mississippi Museum of Art

Ron Chane, owner of Swell-O-Phonic (2906 N. State St., Suite 103), has planned an entire week of events to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his business’ original T-shirt line.

The celebration kicked off with a tent sale in front of the store on Monday, June 18, that is continuing today, Tuesday, June 19. During the tent sale, customers can buy five tees for $20. Swell-O-Phonic will also allow the first customers to print and take home their own 30th anniversary shirts for free at today’s event.

On Wednesday, June 20, the store will host a walk-down

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Ropes Course to open at Children’s Museum on Tuesday

The Ropes Challenge Course and Zip Line will open Tuesday at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum.

The Museum recently completed installation on the two-level Ropes Challenge Course, which is located “in the air” around the Museum’s popular tree house exhibit. The Ropes Challenge Course includes 24 different elements and a 43-foot zip line.

The first level of the course is approximately 10 feet off the ground and includes elements including the Rickety Bridge and Walk the Plank. The second level, which is about 20 feet up in the air, includes the Double Tightrope, Rolling Log and the Zip Line.

“After we finished the installation

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Visit Hot Springs outlines reasons for request

The Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission earlier this week outlined its reasons for requesting an election in September on a proposed bond issue to construct a new exhibit area at Mid-America Science Museum.

The Hot Springs Board of Directors on Tuesday will consider the ad commission’s request to call a citywide special election for Sept. 11 on a $2 million bond issue to fund construction of the new exhibit area at the museum.

The bond issue would be repaid using revenues from the existing 3-percent advertising and promotion

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All the Places You Can Get Free Admission for Memorial Day Weekend 2018 With Military ID

The Memorial Day 2018 weekend is here, and veterans and active-duty members of the military are being honored with free admission deals all over the country. Theme parks, museums, aquariums, zoos, and more are thanking current and former members of the armed services by offering them free admission, special discounts, and other great deals throughout the wrekend—and sometimes well beyond.

For Memorial Day 2018, people with military ID can get free admission to places like Cedar Point amusement park in Ohio, Colonial Williamsburg, and Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, to name just a few examples.

Here are all the best Memorial Day 2018 freebies

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Half-Price Tickets to State Fair, Lincoln Library and Museum

Published on June 14 2018 8:02 am

Last Updated on June 14 2018 8:02 am

As families begin searching for affordable family friendly activities to enjoy this summer, the Illinois State Fair is announcing its continued partnership with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Museum to offer special discount admission tickets. This “Double Play” ticket promotion offers visitors half-price adult admission at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and a half price adult admission at the Illinois State Fair.

These special $12 discount admission tickets are available for a limited time only. “Double

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