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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Library of Congress was established 219 years ago!

The Library of Congress (LOC) is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress and is considered to be unofficially the national library of the United States. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States and is housed in three buildings on Capital Hill in Washington, D.C.: the Thomas Jefferson…
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