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History of Thanksgiving
History of Thanksgiving Mon, Nov 19, 2018 Today Thanksgiving in the United States is associated with fall, food, family, and football. It wasn’t always that way, however. Originally Thanksgiving was a day(s) of prayer thanking God for blessings such as a military victory, a treaty, the end o... Read More

A Closer Look at "100 Faces of War"
A Closer Look at "100 Faces of War" Thu, Aug 30, 2018 Witness the pride, sacrifice, and humanity of those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan through this traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian, featuring 100 oil portraits. Representing a cross-section of home states, military branches, jobs, and back... Read More

History of the Fourth of July
History of the Fourth of July Wed, Jul 04, 2018 The 4th of July is one of our country’s patriotic celebrations. Work on the document that led to it officially becoming a federal holiday began on June 11, 1776. The Colonies' Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia and formed a committee who... Read More

Think Big: Large Scale Events at MOAS
Think Big: Large Scale Events at MOAS Thu, Apr 12, 2018 The Museum's Education Department has a long history of creating and hosting large events and festivals of all kinds. These mission-driven events follow a curriculum of art, science, and history, or a combination of all three. Planning begins months ... Read More

The (Re)Making of a Museum
The (Re)Making of a Museum Wed, Mar 28, 2018 With the opening of the new guest services expansion, the Museum of Arts & Sciences vaulted to the position of one of the largest museums in the Southeast. Read More

Milestones in Aviation: From the Collection of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Milestones in Aviation: From the Collection of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Wed, Jan 24, 2018 When the Wright Brothers embarked on their inaugural flight from breezy Kill Devil Hills, four miles outside Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903, they relied upon the growing foundation of innovative technologies and engineering to make the long-soug... Read More

The History of Christmas
The History of Christmas Wed, Dec 20, 2017 Christmas began to be celebrated during the 3rd century in Europe after church officials appointed December 25th Jesus of Nazareth’s birthday. The actual birthdate of Jesus is unknown and as such the church officials choose the date of an already pop... Read More

Gamble Place and Its Many Ecosystems
Gamble Place and Its Many Ecosystems Wed, Nov 15, 2017 Gamble Place, located off of Taylor Road in Port Orange on the Spruce Creek River, is more than just a historic landmark - it is an environmental oasis that can take anyone back to the natural and wild setting of old Florida. James Gamble, an avid ou... Read More

A Showcase for Florida's Natural History
A Showcase for Florida's Natural History Wed, Nov 08, 2017 The Relationship Between the Cici and Hyatt Brown Collection and Nature The Cici and Hyatt Brown collection is a showcase of the diversity of natural history in the state of Florida. For over 150 years, tourists have not only visited Florida for its... Read More

Gravitational Waves from Space Make a Big Splash in Astronomy
Gravitational Waves from Space Make a Big Splash in Astronomy Wed, Nov 01, 2017 A colossal story recently slipped through the cracks of the busy news cycle but has been making big waves in the scientific community. Officially reported on October 16th, 2017, but actually occurring back on August 17th, a major milestone was reach... Read More

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