Tag Archives: executive director

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum opens 2022 season with new exhibit and free admission for Connecticut kids

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, at 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT will open its 2022 season on April 6, 2022 at 12 p.m. with an exciting schedule of events including talks, book signings, art exhibits and programs communities that will inspire, educate and entertain people of all ages. During the months …

Read More »

How this historic house museum influenced the many Golden Age mansions that followed it

The Golden Age is arguably one of the most influential periods in the world of design, whether in architecture, interiors, landscaping or entertainment, but there are a particular period pre– Golden Age structure that played a key role in the designs that succeeded it: the Lockwood-Mathews Manorwhich is now a …

Read More »

Cahoon Museum of American Art presents a major exhibition on the art and history of Scrimshaw

Edward Burdett, Whaleship Japan of Nantucket Homeward Bound to the USA, circa 1825-1829, Whale’s Tooth, pigment, Private Collection. (Cotuit, Massachusetts) This summer, the Cahoon Museum of American Art will present Scrimshaw: the art of the whaler, a comprehensive survey of the art and history of the scrimshaw. From June 29 …

Read More »

Opening of the interactive STEM exhibit at the Edwardsville Children’s Museum

Continuing its mission to spark curiosity and cultivate learning in the Age of Wonder, the Children’s Museum of Edwardsville recently unveiled its new Phillips 66 STEM forest exhibit. This interactive exhibit brings the outdoors inside, giving kids the chance to create their own woodland creatures and watch them come to …

Read More »

New Katharine Hepburn Museum explores the life of a local legend

What did 6-year-old Katharine Hepburn ask for for Christmas in her letter to Santa? Was her size really this small to fit in that white dress from the movie sea ​​of ​​grass? And what’s the significance of the tub that looks like it’s been through a hurricane? welcome to the …

Read More »

The Day – Black Heritage Trail Reveals Little-Known Stories of Black Resilience

New London — Years of research by a dedicated group provides insight into the life and resilience of Black people in New London over three centuries. The Black Heritage Trail was unveiled in October 2021 and offers a self-guided tour of 15 different historic sites around the city, all marked …

Read More »

In Jamaica Plain, a pre-rolled cannabis dispensary and museum in one

The cutouts are part of the Core Social Justice Cannabis Museum, located in the same basement as the dispensary, both of which are nearing their one year anniversary. A wall of life-size cutouts at the Core Social Justice Cannabis Museum depicting the likelihood of incarceration for men of different races …

Read More »

Stax Museum offers virtual events for Black History Month

The Stax Museum of American Soul Music and its Tennessee Academy of Music are once again offering an online concert and virtual tour in honor of Black History Month in February ThroughThe Associated Press January 29, 2022, 7:39 PM • 2 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article …

Read More »

Conny the Whale’s fate remains uncertain as Connecticut Children’s Museum prepares to move

WEST HARTFORD — The sale of the Kingswood Oxford school property that the Children’s Museum calls home has essentially put a timer on the museum’s 64-year stay at 950 Trout Brook Drive, while the fate of the iconic Conny the Whale remains uncertain. The school announced it has reached an …

Read More »

Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center Receives Two CT Humanities Grants

KTM&HC was one of 624 Connecticut organizations to receive CT Cultural Fund support totaling $16 million from CTH. The CTCFOSG is part of a $30.7 million support allocated to non-profit arts, humanities and cultural organizations through CTH over the next two years by the CT General Assembly and approved by …

Read More »

He owned the Olde Heritage Tavern in Lenox. Now he’s ready to buy Patrick’s Pub in Pittsfield | Business

McNinch Restaurant Group, which operates 101 Restaurant & Bar at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Pittsfield, has reached an agreement to buy Patrick’s Pub, one of the city’s oldest restaurants. EAGLE FILE PHOTO PITTSFIELD – The former owner of the Olde Heritage Tavern in Lenox is set to become …

Read More »

Yakima Valley agricultural tourism poised for growth with help from DC

With 15 years of leadership under his belt, John Cooper, President and CEO of Yakima Tourism, has a pretty good idea to bring more tourists to Yakima in the future in addition to our sunshine, our beer and our wine. Cooper says the farm-to-table agritourism experience is important for the …

Read More »

Cruise ships, COVID-19 and the tourism economy

Caribbean cruises and COVID-19 outbreaks on board have been in the news since the start of the pandemic. With the omicron variant spreading so rapidly, giant ships are once again making headlines. No later than Tuesday, 89 of those floating cities, which Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal described as “petri dishes,” …

Read More »

The Naval and Maritime Museum launches an exhibition of fragile artefacts

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (AP) – Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum has no shortage of historical artifacts. But, until now, the maritime museum had no place of residence for its more rare and fragile objects which require storage in a carefully air-conditioned environment. For a museum based on a historic …

Read More »

The Bristol Press – Bristol Health, Hospital of Central Connecticut sees increase in residents seeking covid tests, trying to meet demand

Bristol Health and the Hospital of Central Connecticut have seen an increase in the number of residents seeking to be tested for the coronavirus as the state’s number continues to rise. Hartford HealthCare, which includes the New Britain Hospital, is adding an additional testing site on Hart Street, New Britain, …

Read More »

NJ’s coastal tourism is back in force this summer

A new report reveals that Garden State’s tourism industry has seen a strong rebound this summer on the Jersey Shore this year. “We weren’t expecting this, but we got a record tourism result in the coastal counties,” said New Jersey Travel and Tourism division executive director Jeff Vasser. A study …

Read More »

Maine’s indigenous tribes aim to generate economic impact around cultural tourism

As Maine’s tourism-related businesses struggle to bounce back, planning is underway to develop a new branch of the industry. The Wabanaki Cultural Tourism Initiative aims to create the first year-round, multi-faceted infrastructure for tourism involving Maine’s Indigenous peoples. The goal of the initiative, led by Four Directions Development Corp., is …

Read More »

Fiveash builds Fayetteville tourism through research

Randy Fiveash, Interim President and CEO of the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is a born leader. This is evident from the number of senior positions he has held within the tourism industry over the past 40 years. Originally from Macon, Georgia, Fiveash graduated from Mercer University where he …

Read More »

Watuppa Rowing Center Regatta Sparks Tourism on the Fall River’s Waterfront

Rowing: women’s coxless four makes a comeback at the Tokyo Olympics In a move towards gender equality at the Olympic Games, the women’s coxless rowing four will return to Tokyo after several decades. Brian Munoz, USA TODAY FALL RIVER – Waterfront development at Fall River is in full swing now, …

Read More »

Ryan Reynolds puts Welsh town on sport and tourism map

Breadcrumb Links Traveling in europe Author of the article: Andre ramshaw Special at Postmedia Wrexham owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney in the stands at Racecourse Ground in Wrexham as the team take on Torquay United on October 30, 2021. Photo by Paul Burrows /Action footage via Reuters The opinions …

Read More »

Ryan Reynolds puts Welsh town on sports map and strengthens tourist profile

Breadcrumb Links To travel The Canadian actor became part owner of the Wrexham AFC soccer club. Author of the article: Post-media news Wrexham AFC owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney play a game. Photo by Paul Burrows / Reuters Content of the article When Canadian actor and Deadpool star Ryan …

Read More »

Discovery Museum to host COVID-19 clinic to help Bridgeport overcome vaccine hesitancy

Bridgeport’s Discovery Science Center and Planetarium will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Friday. It will also offer bilingual services to parents who are reluctant to get vaccinated. The center has partnered with community groups around Bridgeport to offer bilingual mobile sessions to answer questions about vaccines for non-native English …

Read More »

Fairfield Museum Receives Prestigious NEH Grant

Fairfield Museum and History Center press release: 22 October 2021 The Fairfield Museum received a very competitive grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP). One of 115 SHARP grants nationwide, the grant will support the efforts of the Fairfield Museum …

Read More »

Newport’s James Leach among 9 to be inducted into RI Heritage Hall of Fame

The Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame Board of Directors today announced the selection of James Leach of Newport and eight other prominent Rhode Islanders to become Fellows of the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame. According to Board Chairman and 1995 inductee Dr. Patrick T. Conley – the Hall …

Read More »

North Central Connecticut School Bus Drivers Report to Work as Vaccination Mandate Goes into Effect Today | Connecticut and area

Gov. Ned Lamont’s vaccination mandate for school bus drivers goes into effect today, but local education officials say they don’t expect staffing issues to cause problems in their cities. Lamont spokesman Max Reiss said this morning that while the governor’s office expects “scattered” problems in parts of the state, state …

Read More »

Outdoor recreation drives Michigan tourism upturn

Local tourism officials say outdoor recreation is bringing tourism back to Michigan, after two summers plagued by pandemic fears. And they hope the changes in the way people travel will mean even better days to come. This is good news for the tourism industry, which employed more than 230,000 people …

Read More »

As coal fades, Northwest Colorado’s economy turns to tourism | Colorado News

By JASON BLEVINS, The Colorado Sun DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT, Colorado (AP) – The 10 rafts are attached to the banks of the Green River. The tents are pitched. The sun sets on the sandstone walls of the canyon. As 30 rafters dig into steaming chili bowls, it’s time to start …

Read More »

Connecticut Museum Guide

The American Museum of Tort Law, the nation’s first museum dedicated to the legal system, opens on September 26, 2015 in the town of Litchfield Hills in Winsted, the hometown of museum chairman, consumer lawyer Ralph Nader. After spending nearly half a century battling businesses over issues such as dangerous …

Read More »