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1 year 2 months ago

Renovated Ben Franklin Museum reopening in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia museum dedicated to the city's most famous Founding Father is reopening after nearly two years of renovations. The new Benjamin Franklin Museum will welcome its first visitors on Aug. 24. The 7,000-square-foot underground facility had opened in 1976 at the downtown site where Franklin's house...

3 years 8 months ago

Fundraiser slated for steel museum

The Bessemer Historical Society will host a dinner fundraiser on February 19 at the Pueblo Convention Center. This year's theme, The Bessemer Neighborhood: 125 Years of Sweat and Steel, serves as the kick-off for a year-long celebration of activities commemorating the incorporation of the town of Bessemer into the...

3 years 10 months ago

Old fashioned Christmas event

El Pueblo History Museum in Pueblo plans an old-fashioned "Plum Pudding Christmas" on Saturday, December 18. It happens from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Children 7 to 12 years of age and family groups will make plum pudding, hand-crafted ornaments, enjoy a taffy pull, decorate cookies and sample...

3 years 10 months ago

Volunteers needed at steel museum

The Bessemer Historical Society needs volunteers to work at Pueblo's Steelworks Museum. Volunteers will be expected to greet the public and give basic introductions of the museum to visitors, lead pre-arranged tours of school aged and adult groups, take admission money and ring up sales as well as assist...

3 years 11 months ago

Mammoth dig continues in Aspen

Scientists from The Denver Museum of Nature and Science continue to excavate bones found during a reservoir construction project a couple of weeks ago. The first bones found belonged to a juvenile Columbian mammoth. An excavation began Tuesday at the Ziegler Reservoir outside of Snowmass Village. Almost immediately they...

4 years 2 months ago

Plan to save the Pioneers Museum

There's a new plan to keep the Pioneers Museum in Colorado Springs open. The city owns the downtown landmark, and for 70 years has funded it. Recent budget cuts have threatened to close it. Earlier this year, a consultant was brought in through a private donation to look...

4 years 2 months ago

Open cockpit visit to a B-29 Superfortress

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress will forever have a place in modern history--it was the B-29 that dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The four-engine, propeller-driven heavy bomber was flown primarily during World War II and the Korean War. The military retired the planes in the 1960s. The...

4 years 3 months ago

Roy Rogers auction attracts strong bids

Trigger has a new home -- as do numerous items once owned by Western stars Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. They were put up for auction yesterday at Christie's in New York, with an auctioneer calling it the "most colorful, emotional and sentimental" sale she's experienced in her 20 years...

4 years 3 months ago

WWII exhibit comes to Colorado Springs

A World War II exhibit will recognize the sacrifices of the American military during the 1940s. It's called So Far From Home: The American POW Experience in WWII. This poignant exhibition at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum will feature objects and narratives drawn from local collections. Most of the...

4 years 4 months ago

Rock Ledge Ranch open for the summer

Colorado Springs' living history museum, the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, is open for the summer. For the young and young-at-heart, costumed interpreters will tell the stories and demonstrate work, tools, and abilities of local residents through four time periods, from the 1700s through the first half of the...

4 years 4 months ago

Steel museum looks for a few good photos

The Steelworks Museum in Pueblo is looking for photos of steelworkers from the last 125 years. The Bessemer neighborhood in south Pueblo, which is named after a steel making process, will turn 125 next year. The museum continues to archive maps, photos, blueprints and employment records. But they could...

4 years 5 months ago

Mob museum planned in Las Vegas

Organizers for a planned museum on organized crime say it could open for business in about a year. The Las Vegas Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement will be housed at a former federal building in downtown. The structure once served as a post office and court house....

4 years 8 months ago

Denver museum gets $8 million donation

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science has received the largest donation in its history - $8 million for a new building. The museum announced the donation Monday from the Morgridge Family Foundation. The money will build a new 40,000-square-foot, three-story Science Engagement Center for children. The museum...

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