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Unique Irish Wake Museum opens in Waterford

Explore life and death, tradition and superstition at Ireland’s first wake museum in the heart of historic Waterford.

The oldest urban domestic building in Ireland is now home to the island’s newest museum which traces the customs, traditions, and superstitions associated with death from the earliest times to the twentieth century. 

History Comes Alive at Israel’s ANU—Museum of the Jewish People

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Dec 16, 2022 / 0 comments

After 10 years of planning and renovation, the largest and most comprehensive Jewish museum reopened in Tel Aviv In March 2021. ANU—Museum of the Jewish People is an incredible place for Jews and non-Jews to learn about Jewish history and culture. Jews can connect with their heritage while Gentiles can enhance their understanding of world Jewry throughout time. For anyone unfamiliar with the Hebrew language, the word Anu means “we” in Hebrew.

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Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science Launches Frost Science@Home Digital Learning Platform

New Free Series Offers At-Home Education, Exploration, Activities and More 

Houston says Olé to new Spanish exhibition from Hispanic Society

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Feb 12, 2020 / 0 comments

On March 1, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston opens a blockbuster traveling exhibition focusing exclusively on a comprehensive selection of Spanish artworks from the New York-based Hispanic Society of America

The Glory of Spain: Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library exhibition marks the first time the unparalleled collection of some 200 artworks–spanning more than 4,000 years of Spanish history–will be on display. 

History Comes Alive at the Southern Ute Museum

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Apr 08, 2019 / 0 comments

The Four Corners region (southwestern corner of Colorado, southeastern corner of Utah, northeastern corner of Arizona, and the northwestern corner of New Mexico) offers many opportunities to explore Native American culture.

4 Reasons to Visit Seattle’s MoPOP Museum

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Mar 25, 2019 / 0 comments

Indie video game designers discussing their craft. Hundreds of guitars strung together to form a sort of musical tornado emerging from the floor. High school art from a singer who helped create the grunge movement.

While I expected Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture, or MoPOP, would offer plenty of culture-defining finds, I was still surprised by the variety and thoughtfulness behind the exhibits.

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of August 18, 2018 By Josh Garrick

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of August 18, 2018 By Josh Garrick 

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Science and Zoo Help Museum with Egyptian Animal Mummy Exhibit

When you think of a mummy, you probably think of Egypt. Or maybe you think of the Hollywood movie The Mummy, starring Brendon Fraser. But what if you were to discover that there are actual mummified animals laid to rest alongside their ancient Egyptian masters?

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History Comes Alive in Tucson

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Mar 17, 2018 / 0 comments

Like other travelers, I selected Tucson for its geographical location. I wanted to embrace a dude ranch experience, and also sip margaritas while munching on southwestern guacamole as the sky became a canvas at sunset. I was looking for a laid back vacation that weaved together the accoutrements of a desert environment while simultaneously enjoying Mother Nature’s handiwork. If you don’t enjoy riding horseback through the arid desert, then skip the dude ranch and settle instead for one of Tucson’s full service resorts or city hotels.

7 Tips for teaching your kids to appreciate art museums

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Aug 28, 2017 / 0 comments

I’m an avid art museum traveler. Wherever we go, we make sure to visit as many art museums as possible (this is the second priority in our travel planning – the first being great food). When we had a child, I wasn’t concerned that she’d love art museums, too.