Cortland, New York
Art, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library
Limestone mansion, built by successful industrialist Chester F. Wickwire, is a symbol of the grandeur of the Victorian and Gilded ages.
History, Library, Nature Centers, Science
For 200 years, the Academy has connected people to nature. As Philadelphia's natural history museum, we educate visitors of all ages. Our scientists study evolution, biodiversity and ecology, providing information critical to understanding the natural world. These efforts are supported by a collection of 17 million biological specimens and a celebrated natural-history library.
Culture, History, Library
The mission of the Masonic Library and Museum is to preserve, collect, and exhibit Masonic items and to assist with researching the history of Freemasonry and Freemasons in Virginia
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The Benson Hammond House serves as the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society's headquarters and museum. A truck farm from 1830-1930, the museum contains many artifacts from local truck farms and contains an extensive picker check collection that reflects the system used by early farmers in the area to pay farm workers.
Los Angeles, California
Anthropology, Art, Culture, History, Library
In addition to ongoing and special exhibitions, the Autry continues to provide a wide range of programs, special activities, and events designed for a variety of interests and all ages.
Botanical Garden, Culture, History, Historic House, Library, Science
In January 2002, The Balch Institute merged into The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
The archival and library collections of The Balch have been fully integrated into the Society and relocated to 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
The building at 18 S. 7th Street is for sale. There are no exhibitions nor programs being staged at the 7th Street site. All operations and staff have also been relocated to 13th Street.
The URL for the combined organization is www.hsp.
Art, Children's, Culture, Library, Specialized
The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry is one of America’s hidden treasures—a superb collection of over 2,500 puppets from all over the world; an archive of books, manuscripts, posters, drawings, audio-visual materials and photographs all covering the history of puppetry. It is also the new home of the Puppeteers of America’s Audio-Visual Collection: the largest collection of videotapes, films, and other media about puppetry in the United States.
As the art museum of a major research university, The
University of Texas at Austin, the Blanton Museum of Art is committed to being a center of excellence, knowledge and learning, building the finest
collections possible, and serving as a vital resource for teaching in a broad variety of disciplines.
Culture, History, Historical Society, Library
The Butler County Historical & Genealogical Society, founded in 1964, is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of Butler County and its people. Our Research Room in the Greenville-Butler County Public Library is free to the public and open during regular library hours.
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Botanical Garden, Library, Nature Centers, Science
The Garden encompasses 77 acres of pine and hardwood forest, and boasts meticulously preserved natural areas of the region's indigenous plants, trees and wildlife. The cultivated garden areas showcase more than 2,000 varieties of ornamental plants, and include our renowned Daylily, Camellia and Hosta gardens. The River Walk, Heritage Garden, Children's Garden, and PWC Water Wise Garden provide unique educational experiences for young and old alike.
Art, Culture, Library
The Center displays wood art on site and in our traveling exhibitions and publications. Our International Turning Exchange (ITE) residency program has involved over 100 international residents as it continues through its second decade. The Community Outreach program brings hands-on wood turning and woodworking experience to students throughout the region.
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
Cole Digges, a Revolutionary War hero, built his house in Richmond in 1805. Renovated in 1995, the building now houses the statewide offices of Preservation Virginia, which are open by appointment. The Cole Digges House is located in the Historic Franklin Street District of Richmond.
Art, Botanical Garden, Children's, Culture, Historic House, Library, Park, Specialized
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, is the only museum in the state of Hawai‘i devoted exclusively to contemporary art. TCM provides an accessible forum for provocative, dynamic forms of visual art, offering interaction with art and artists in a unique Island environment.
History, Historical Society, Library
Our purpose is to "Create a Passion for the Past." We do this by collecting the artifacts and ephemera that represent the past and present of Cupertino. The Cupertino Historical Society & Muesum houses approximately 3000 artifacts spanning over 100 years
of Cupertino's history - including settlement, agriculture, education, home life, and business. Select artifacts are displayed in our museum according to theme in rotating vignette exhibits.
Art, Culture, General, History, Library, Park, Specialized
The Danish Immigrant Museum will tell the story of the Danish immigrants and the Danish-American experience and is organized to collect, preserve, study and interpret their material, culture and traditions.
Children's, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
At the Fairfield Museum, visitors enjoy engaging art and history exhibitions ranging from Connecticut’s colonial roots to 375 years of regional history. Programs and fun activities for families and youth include the Holiday Express Train Show, Family Days, Scavenger Hunts, Vacation Camps, the Halloween Spooky Stroll and Interactive Walking Tours exploring the Town Green Campus.
Art, Historic House, Library
Celebrating Maine’s Role in American Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum offers a nationally recognized collection of works from many of America’s greatest artists.
With 20,000 square feet of gallery space and over 10,000 works in the collection, there is always something new on view at the Farnsworth. The museum houses the nation's second-largest collection of works by premier 20th-century sculptor Louise Nevelson. Its Wyeth Center exclusively features works of Andrew, N.C. and Jamie Wyeth.
General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
1823, the General Assembly deeded the land and provided the funds for the first structure built on this site. The legislative act stated that the land and the funding was to be used to erect a "House of Divine Worship, free for all denominations to worship in...." The little House of Divine Worship was used by many denominations and also as a school and meeting room. As time passed the congregations grew and eventually built their own churches.
Rochester, New York
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
On October 10, 1969 a group of community-prided people formed the Greece Historical Society with a dedicated goal: “To preserve the past for the future.” In 1989 a restored 1870s farm house was opened as the Greece Museum and in 1995 the Newcomb Heritage Hall was added to feature exhibits of local history. Many adults, schoolchildren and families as well as our members appreciate the history on display.