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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Streaming from the Shelves

Streaming services have revolutionized the way we consume entertainment.  Similar to cable subscriptions without the scheduled programming, websites like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu provide hours of content for paying customers and their families. If you’re a consumer of these kinds of services, it may come as no surprise that some of the shows and…
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Spotlight: My Hero Academia

Superheroes are everywhere in our media, and we're living in a time when their stories are celebrated. This year alone, Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature; Black Panther was nominated for Best Picture.  Wonder Woman made the American Film Institute's top 10 list in 2017, and Avengers: Endgame has recently taken the spot for the…
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