50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising

Around 1:20 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, 1969, the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village, was raided by the New York Police Department.  Raids on establishments that catered to LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, etc.) patrons were fairly commonplace at the time.  This time would be different.  This time, the community had had enough.…
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International Museum Day

International Museum Day is May 18.  The International Council of Museums (ICOM) announces a theme for each year. This year's theme is "Museums as Cultural Hubs: The future of tradition".  International Museum Day began in 1977 and according to the ICOM, “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual…
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140 Year Anniversary of the Standing Bear v. Crook Decision

You may have heard of Wounded Knee, Custer's Last Stand, and the Trail of Tears, but there is an important part of Native American history that often goes overlooked--the Trial of Ponca Chief Standing Bear.  Though it may seem inconceivable now, prior to 1879, the nature of Native Americans was in dispute, at least according…
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