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.
Park Forest, Illinois
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The 1950s Park Forest House Museum commemorates the pioneers of Park Forest--the residents who moved here during the first five years. In an original rental townhome,one of 3010 built by American Community Builders between October 1947 and October 1949, it is furnished as it might have been from 1948-1953. Park Forest was the first fully-planned, post-World War II suburb, and America's Original GI Town,studied around the world. Now with convenient parking in front of the building.
Art, Culture, History
The building in Emory has a number of exhibits and artifacts that detail the stories of the Reconstruction era in Texas, as well as Negro League baseball and Buffalo soldiers. The museum also includes a number of vintage U.S. postage stamps as well as a display of the Rosenwald Schools in the South. In fact, the museum is now in the midst of a fund-raising campaign to ultimately preserve and restore a vacated Rosenwald School building in the community.
Art, Culture, Library, Specialized, University
The Armstrong Browning Library is a research
library devoted to the study of the lives and works of the Victorian poets, Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. It houses the world's
largest collection of books, letters, manuscripts, and memorabilia pertaining to the Brownings, as well as a substantial collection of
primary and secondary materials related to 19th-century literature and culture.
Art, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Nature Centers, Park, Specialized
The oldest institution in the country devoted exclusively to collecting, exhibiting, and researching American Folk Art.
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society
The Ada Historical Society was first formed in 1974 by a group of local women interested in the history of Ada and strived to preserve Ada's rich historical roots. After a few years, the group disbanded. Then in the spring of 1989, the Ada historical was reorganized and they have continued to grow since. For several years the group met in the Ada Township Hall. Their goal was to have a museum in the Village.
Blue Mountain Lake, New York
Culture, General, History, Library
The Adirondack Museum has been collecting for more than fifty years and will continue to collect into the future. The collections are as varied and diverse as the Adirondacks themselves. Each artifact represents a small piece of the Adirondack story.
Fine and Regional Art:
Three collections – fine art, decorative art, and photography – combine to create the largest repository of Adirondack art in the North Country.
Castro Valley, California
The Adobe Art Gallery is a program and facility of the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District. The Adobe Art Gallery is a public fine art gallery, committed to promoting and encouraging visual arts within the District.
Washington, District of Columbia
Culture, General, History, Library, Military, Specialized
Slavery to Freedom: Civil War to Civil Rights
The Museum's permanent exhibition portrays the extraordinary African American struggle for freedom in the United States.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Culture, History, Specialized
The museum will provide visitors the opportunity to view exhibits featuring artists and rotating exhibits only seen in larger galleries and museums. By focusing on the fusion of art, history, science and nature, the museum will serve as a role model for the development of all who visit.
Culture, General, History, Historical Society, Specialized
Opened in June 1993, this museum hosts rotating and permanent displays concerning African-American history and culture. Interpretive displays describe the lives and times of leading San Joaquin Valley African- American literature.
Culture, General, History
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Culture, General, History, Library
Iowan history showcased via interactive exhibits and exciting educational programs. Because African American history is American history.
Culture, General, History, Historical Society, Library
The A.A.C.G.S provides the Central Illinois community with a solid local research base and networks with other societies' local, state, and national resources. As we have begun our research, already we have located many slave names and owners during the period of 1619 - 1860. African-Americans have helped to build and have remained unacknowledged for far too long. We have the great task of researching and recognizing those African-Americans who helped to make America the great country it is.
Ansted, West Virginia
The museum contains artifacts of educator Booker T. Washington and Carter G. Woodson. Nearby, Talcot is home to the Big Bend Tunnel where legendary steel-drivin man John Henry helpd to building tunnel through a mile of rock.