Donors, others, step up to help Cheyenne cowgirl museum

Noble Horvath

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming was built on the tradition of the American cowboy. It’s evident in everything from one of the state’s nicknames to the university’s mascot.

But the women who made it possible for those men to settle the so-called Equality State aren’t always given credit.

“Cowboys and Indians are very exciting, but there are other exciting things like cooking dinner over a fire, birthing babies all by yourself and doing your wash without a washing machine,” said Sharon Russell, president of the Cowgirls of the West Museum in Cheyenne.

“That’s the purpose (of the museum). These ladies did a whole lot, and ladies continue to do so.”

In 1995, the Cowgirls of the West Museum was founded to honor women who contributed greatly to Western culture and history, from the pioneering women who first made the West their home to the first women to compete in

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Mahwah Museum Goes Deep Into Palisades Amusement Park History

Noble Horvath

MAHWAH, NJ — The Mahwah Museum in Mahwah will host an online event about the renowned Palisades Amusement Park at 7:30 p.m on Monday, Oct. 5.

It has been 49 years since Palisades Amusement Park closed its gates for the last time, but the memories of the legendary fun center are still as vivid today in the minds of the over-50 crowd as they were back in the park’s heyday, the museum claims in a news release.

To celebrate the history of the New Jersey landmark, the Mahwah Museum will be presenting an online Zoom event featuring special guests who all share a unique inside perspective about the park.

Moderating the event will be park historian, Vince Gargiulo.

Since 1995, Gargiulo has been traveling around the state speaking about the amusement park. He is the author of the book Palisades Amusement Park: A Century of Fond Memories, and Producer of

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Baltimore Museum of Art reimagines safe museum experience

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Murphy Makes Tubman Museum Official | News

Noble Horvath

CAPE MAY – Gov. Phil Murphy, for the second time this year, visited Cape May County Sept. 17, this time to commemorate the Harriet Tubman Museum’s opening.  

After a morning in which he introduced the millionaire’s tax, the governor headed south to the museum, on Lafayette Street, in Cape May, arriving around 2 p.m. to applause from a multiracial, multi-aged crowd along the sidewalk, street, and homes. Welcoming Murphy with elbow bumps as he walked down Lafayette Street from Franklin Street were numerous state, county, and city officials, along with those who helped save the museum, also known as the Howell House, and took part in the building’s rehabilitation process. 

With the governor and other guests seated on the front lawn, the event began with Lynda Anderson-Towns introducing Pastor Harold Harris, from the neighboring Macedonia Baptist Church, who said a prayer.  

Anderson-Towns spoke about the museum’s opening and the building’s

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Greene landmark awarded grant money from Historical and Museum Commission | Community News

Noble Horvath

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission awarded $2.6 million in Keystone Historic Preservation grants to help historical and heritage organizations, museums and local governments in 24 counties, including Greene.

The PHMC announced that Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation, a federally designated National Heritage Area in southwestern Pennsylvania that promotes the region’s steel-making heritage, will receive $73,000 in grant money for the W.A. Young & Sons Foundry and Machine Shop in Rices Landing, Greene County. The foundry is owned and operated by Rivers of Steel.

The funds will be used to complete the final phase of the restoration of this national historic landmark, which has been in process for the last decade. Over $1 million has been invested by Rivers of Steel, including all grant and matching funds, in preserving the machine shop.

“We are grateful to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and to the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission for their

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Rockpile Museum board to research potential admission fee | Local News

Noble Horvath

Campbell County’s budget is expected to decline the next few years, and like many other county departments, the Campbell County Rockpile Museum is looking at ways to increase its revenue.

The museum is free of charge to visitors, but the museum board had been talking about having some kind of admission fee, and they brought it up to the commissioners at a quarterly museum board meeting this week.

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Newly reopened Polk Museum of Art offers escape from COVID-19 stress

Noble Horvath

POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – People in need of an escape from the stress of the current world can again find solace in art at the Polk Museum of Art.

It reopened this month with social distancing guidelines and COVID-19 screenings.

All visitors are required to wear face coverings and have their temperatures checked.

Though walk-ins are accepted, visitors are encouraged to make an appointment online as capacity is limited to enable social distancing.

In March, the Polk Museum of Art was forced to close weeks after opening one of its biggest and most expensive exhibits to date.

The exhibit, “Music & Dance in Painting of the Dutch Golden Age,” is open through Sept. 27.

“It is a show of 27 old mastered Dutch and Flemish paintings on the theme of music and dance. It is an exclusive exhibition for us. All the works come from private collections in Europe

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum Closing Oct. 1-4 during IMS Road Course Events – Blogs – The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA

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Museum Reopens Oct. 5 with Refreshed ‘From the Vault presented by Bank of America’ INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 ” To support strict social distancing guidelines during the INDYCAR Harvest GP weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and its corporate offices will be closed from Thursday, Oct. 1 through Sunday, […]

Museum Reopens Oct. 5 with Refreshed ‘From the Vault presented by Bank of America’

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 ” To support strict social distancing guidelines during the INDYCAR Harvest GP weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and its corporate offices will be closed from Thursday, Oct. 1 through Sunday, Oct. 4.
The Museum is scheduled to reopen at 9 a.m. (ET) Monday, Oct. 5. Fans should plan another trip soon to the IMS Museum to see the stunning exhibit, ‘From the Vault presented by Bank of America.’ When the IMS

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The British Museum Reopens to a World That Has Changed

Noble Horvath

LONDON — After being closed for 163 days by the coronavirus pandemic, the British Museum on Thursday became the last of Europe’s major museums to welcome back visitors.

As at other institutions these days, there were hand sanitizer stations and one-way routes, a limited number of visitors, and many masks. But the museum has made some more permanent changes, too.

Hartwig Fischer, the museum’s director, said in an interview that the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police in May, and the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests around the world had “altered the awareness of everybody.” The events made him want to intensify the museum’s work addressing its links with slavery and colonialism, he said.

The museum made two main changes for the reopening, Mr. Fischer said. The first was moving a bust of Hans Sloane — a physician and collector of curiosities whose holdings formed the basis of the

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Museum Boss Salaries: Reduced but Still an Issue Amid Wider Cutbacks

Noble Horvath

Even before the pandemic, the issue of pay disparity had been percolating at cultural institutions. Last year, arts workers across the country began to anonymously post their job titles and salaries, alongside those of museum officials, in a spreadsheet meant to call attention to the issue.

“We have an inequity in our compensation schemes,” said Michael M. Kaiser, chairman of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland, who has run several major arts institutions. “Where there is a disproportionate salary for the leader of large institutions, it arises from the fact that boards are so nervous, because they don’t know how to run these institutions themselves.”

To be sure, good arts executives are considered hard to find, so successful ones tend to be handsomely rewarded. In addition, many trustees are also highly compensated chief executives, for whom the pay level of a museum director may not

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