October 2017 Blog Archive

The History of Halloween
The History of Halloween Wed, Oct 25, 2017 Halloween has its origins in the Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced SOW-in). It was a celebration of the Celtic new year which falls on November 1st of the Gregorian calendar. For the Celts this was the date when the transition from the harvest s... Read More

Greetings from the Great American Eclipse
Greetings from the Great American Eclipse Wed, Oct 18, 2017 When the dark umbral shadow of the moon raced over the United Stations on August 21st, 2017, it was a celestial spectacle that millions of people flocked to witness. Dubbed the Great American Eclipse, this was a rare occurrence when the moon complete... Read More

North Wing: A Treasure Trove of Decorative Arts and History
North Wing: A Treasure Trove of Decorative Arts and History Wed, Oct 11, 2017 The many galleries of the Museum's North Wing are full of decorative and fine arts that demonstrate the ever-changing tastes of societies from around the world. Each object contains symbolic value and reflects important attitudes and realities of the... Read More

A Unique Look at Local History
A Unique Look at Local History Wed, Oct 04, 2017 Often local history and culture are under-taught and underappreciated in today’s educational system. Past events, activities, people, and places inform us who we are by reminding us of who we once were. One of the great aspects of the collection in t... Read More

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