CBMM to host holiday open house Dec. 6

ST. MICHAELS — From 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels invites the public to celebrate the holidays with an open house that includes caroling, children’s holiday crafts, light refreshments, store discounts and more.

Free children’s craft activities will be offered in the Welcome Center throughout the event, with carolers greeting participants inside the Museum Store.

While children are enjoying these activities, parents, grandparents and all adults are invited to shop in the Museum Store, enjoy a wine bar, light refreshments, and free gift wrapping. During the event, CBMM members will receive a one-day-only,

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This Veterans Day, the Montclair Art Museum (MAM) honored all those who have served in the military with the launch of a discounted admission program for veterans. Veterans were welcomed with free admission on Saturday, November 11 and receive the discounted rate of $10 admission going forward as well.

The Montclair Art Museum has had a long tradition of honoring individuals in the military. A proud Blue Star Museums participant, MAM has participated in this national collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department

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North Little Rock notebook

Nominees sought for Hall of Fame

Nominations are being accepted for the North Little Rock Senior Citizens Hall of Fame, recognition bestowed every two years to individuals for significant contributions to senior citizens of North Little Rock.

Residents and former residents of North Little Rock age 55 years or older are eligible for consideration. Nominations may be made posthumously, also.

A nomination form is available by visiting the nlr.ar.gov/hayscenter website and clicking on the Hall of Fame box. Forms can also be picked up at the Patrick Hays Senior Citizens

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Comedian Charles Phoenix performs Nov. 12 at Johnson County Museum

The Johnson County Museum will host author Charles Phoenix on Nov. 12 for his “Addicted to Americana” comedy performance, which celebrates the classic and kitschy of American life.

The 90-minute show, presented in conjunction with KCmodern, begins at 3 p.m.

Phoenix will sign copies of his new book, “Addicted to Americana,” after the show. Guests also can sample cakes created with recipes from the Charles Phoenix Test Kitchen.

Tickets, which cost $39, also provide access to the Museum, 8788 Metcalf Ave. in the former King Louie bowling alley, which will open at 2 p.m. If still available, tickets also will be sold at

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Museum of the Bible expects capacity crowds for opening – Chicago …

When the Museum of the Bible throws open its bronze doors Nov. 17, it will invite the world to engage with the Great Book free.

But not everyone will get in.

Washington’s newest museum is expecting capacity crowds for its opening celebration, beginning with a formal dedication Friday and stretching through the weekend. All of the timed tickets for Saturday and Sunday have been distributed, officials said, and most weekend tickets have been snapped up through mid-December. Midweek spots are available as soon as Monday afternoon.

Advance tickets are available free on the museum website. They are not required for entry, but they

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UICA offers discounted admission for EBT users

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts wants to ease the financial burden for the hundreds of thousands of Michigan families receiving state assistance.

It will now cost EBT recipients $1 to enjoy a visit to the UICA in downtown Grand Rapids.

The UICA is among the most recent organizations to join Museums For All, a national movement to give museum access to more families from all backgrounds.

EBT users can now go to the UICA admission counter and show their WIC or Bridge card, similar to the way members show their passes,

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Drake Well Museum offers free Veterans Day admission for vets

Other visitors will receive a $2 discount with the donation of cash or a personal care item.

TITUSVILLE — Veterans will pay nothing to visit Drake Well Museum and Park on Saturday.

The park and Friends of Drake Well Inc. are offering free admission to veterans for Veterans Day.

Other visitors will receive a $2 discount with the donation of cash or a personal care item for the Veterans Miracle Center.

Museum hours Saturday are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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‘Stranger Things’ in St. Paul: Fans go crazy for Science Museum hoodie – TwinCities.com

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Almost 500 of the newly reproduced hoodies, t-shirts and sweatshirts, featured in “Stranger Things,” were sold at the Science Museum of Minnesota’s gift shop on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, from about 8 a.m. to noon. (Molly Guthrey / Pioneer Press)

The lights didn’t flicker, but the hoodies almost disappeared.

“Stranger Things” were happening at the Science Museum of Minnesota on Tuesday morning, when the gift shop opened and began selling freshly created reproductions of the vintage hoodie that a character recently

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WOW! Is the Wordn Wonders of Wildlife Museum, Aquarium Opens in Springfield

WOW! In a word, that’s the reaction to the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium that opened in Springfield on Sept. 22. WOW! It’s not often that the acronym for something is also the most fitting descriptor, but in this case it is. WOW!

One superlative after another flies off the tongue as you wander, awestruck, through the massive museum. More than 1.5 miles of trails lead the visitor through the natural history museum and several art galleries and special collections before ending in the aquarium.

Which part is best? How could you possibly pick? It is all so over the

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MFA’s Annual Market Promotes Local Artisans

Tucked in the contemporary wing of the Museum of Fine Arts, visitors were drawn from the artwork into the museum’s new Artisan Market and Book Sale located in the Riley Seminar Room and the Druker Family Pavilion next to the bookstore and shop. The three-part market extended into three rooms and united at the entrance by the cash register.

Ellen Bragalone, director of retail operations at the MFA, hoped that the market here would increase the artisans’ clientele, as well as engage the museum’s visitors in support for local independent businesses.

“[We want to] give

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