NYC library cards can now get you free entry to select museums

Book-smart New Yorkers will cash in on this deal.

The city’s library cards can now be used to save big bucks at some of the priciest museums, with free admission at places like the Guggenheim and the Intrepid.

Beginning Monday, cardholders at the New York Public Library and the Queens and Brooklyn systems can go online and download daylong Culture Passes for free entry into 33 cultural institutions.

Participants include the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Frick Collection, the Morgan Library and Museum, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and the Museum of Modern Art.

Anyone can log in their card number at Culturepass.nyc, select

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Mysteries at your Museum: Love, greed and betrayal

On display in your Vanishing Texana Museum is a 1884 Morgan silver dollar, part of a poker collection on loan from Mr. Frank Graham of Tyler, TX. The coin is encapsulated in a plastic holder with a unique white and green label. The holder and label were provided by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, the world’s largest and most trusted third-party coin grading service, as part of their contract to authenticate the coin as part of the “Binion Hoard.” So, what is the Binion Hoard and how did a part of it end up in our museum?This coin’s heritage begins in

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Back to School Events Set in Piggott and Rector

Piggott Community Sharing Hearts Inc., made a sizeable donation this week to the Piggott Schools Backpack Bash, being hosted Saturday by the Piggott Community Alliance. In keeping with their tradition of helping all Piggott students, the organization donated $1,500 toward backpacks for elementary students and another $1,500 toward backpacks for those at Piggott High School. Those on hand for the check presentation were, from left: Faith Conley, Mona Scott, Mayor Jim Poole, Paula Richardson, Marissa Howell, Barbara Batey and Judge Mike Patterson. Conley, Scott, Poole, Batey and Patterson are all board members of Piggott Community Sharing Hearts while

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Video: Teachers at Title I schools can apply for Act One discounted field trips starting Aug. 6

On Tuesday, July 24, 2018, Act One made its 2018-2019 school year field trip calendar available to educators and school officials whose students attend Title 1 schools.

The Act One schedules for Metro Phoenix and Tucson currently include 96 different field trip shows or museum tours; 61 in Metro Phoenix and 35 in Tucson.

Teachers can begin requesting field trips beginning Monday, Aug. 6 at 8 a.m.

Act One video: Field trips for students
 

 

In total, Act One has capacity to bring more than 46,000 students on educational arts field trips, according to Geri Wright, president and

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Hands-on Mom: A hot tip on a cool deal for the Mother of All Museum Passes

Woo doggie, have I got a hot tip for you guys this week! But first, I shall wrap it in an amusing anecdote about how much I love museums and my children, as is my wont.

So, I am a big nerd for museums, particularly science museums. I attribute this to the fact that I spent much of my formative school years daydreaming about being someplace else and so for sure missed some key educational plot points when it comes to Math and Science and the like.

For instance, why DON’T we go flinging off the earth as she spins? I feel

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The Wildlife Museum offers an array of adventures – Gloversville Leader

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Bob Kazmierski, director of the Wildlife Sports Educational Museum at 3747 Route 30, Vail Mills, in the town of Mayfield, pats the paw of one of his ferocious furry friends. The museum exhibits hundreds of animals, tiny and giant, preserved by taxidermists, as well as bows, rods and reels, and firearms from precolonial to modern. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

VAIL MILLS — When Bob Kazmierski was 8 years old, he said he was “fascinated how they [taxidermists] would take these lifeless animals, bring them back to

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Pies & Pints at The Schulz Museum

Get your sweet tooth on with savory and sweet pies from The Whole Pie paired with local craft brews from St. Florian’s Brewery. Then, get in the director’s seat to create your own animated movies and make live-action photo flip books with A Flying Camera! Plus, play their giant Jenga game, hang by the outdoor fire pit, and get exclusive after-hours access to the Museum galleries.

Attention Firefighters! They’re raising a glass to you at their Pies Pints event! St. Florian’s Brewery and the Schulz Museum want to say THANK YOU with discounted admission for all firefighters. Select

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Lincoln Public Library events, announcements

For a complete schedule of programs, visit lincolnpl.org.

New: New York Times Online

Lincoln residents with a Minuteman Library card can now enjoy complimentary access to The New York Times online. Residents have both in-library and home access through the Minuteman Library Network. Coverage includes 1981 to Current, plus historic coverage 1851-1922. Home Access includes the NY Times App and five Premium Archive (1923-1980) articles per day. For more information, see http://lincolnpl.org, click on “eSources,” then “Newspapers.”

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Discount

Discount passes for the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum are available through the library.

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