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Ghostly History Haunts Aboard Queen Mary

Ghostly History Haunts Aboard Queen Mary

The ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary, is as famous for her haunted history as she is for her past maritime career. This former transatlantic passenger ship has been permanently docked in Long Beach, CA, since her retirement in 1967. She is a hotel and museum but, according to visitors and staff, some of her former […]

Shooting at National War Memorial in Ottawa

Shooting at National War Memorial in Ottawa

Witnesses told officials they saw a long-haired man carrying a rifle. Four shots were fired, then the man ran towards Parliament Hill. According to witnesses, shots were also fired around Parliament Hill. Several MPs tweeted that they were safe. The shooter is still at large and an active search is underway. The soldier who was […]

Molly Brown House Museum Hosts Victorian Halloween

Molly Brown House Museum Hosts Victorian Halloween

The Molly Brown House Museum in Denver, CO, is hosting Victorian Halloween ghost stories. The event is called Victorian Horrors and runs through Oct. 25, 2014, weekends only, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. As visitors tour through the darkened mansion of “the Unsinkable Molly Brown,” they hear classic Gothic horror stories by Edgar Allan Poe, […]

USS Constitution Has One Last Cruise Before Undergoing Restoration

USS Constitution Has One Last Cruise Before Undergoing Restoration

The oldest commissioned warship still afloat, the USS Constitution, set sail on her last cruise Friday morning, Oct. 17, 2014, before she undergoes extensive restoration. The three-hour cruise was in Boston Harbor from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. She was given a 21-gun salute at approximately 11:00 a.m. off Fort Independence on Castle Island and […]

Edgar Allan Poe Philadelphia October Event Recreates Haunting Tales

Edgar Allan Poe Philadelphia October Event Recreates Haunting Tales

The house where Edgar Allan Poe lived in Philadelphia is offering a special evening performance from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. The event, In the Mind of Poe, recreates some of the 19th-century writer’s most haunting tales. As visitors tour this National Historic Site, staff and volunteers present Poe himself reciting portions […]

Arrow Rock: National Landmark District Preserves Missouri Pioneer History

Arrow Rock: National Landmark District Preserves Missouri Pioneer History

The village of Arrow Rock, MO, commemorates early pioneer life in its 46th annual Heritage Craft Festival, Oct. 11 and 12, 2014. This area, near the banks of the Missouri River, is preserved as it looked in the 19th century with its stores, tavern, private homes, and a boardwalk. During the festival, artisans and shopkeepers […]

Yogi Berra Museum Reward Money Increases Following Break-In

Yogi Berra Museum Reward Money Increases Following Break-In

The Yogi Berra Museum reward money has increased up to $15,000 for information leading to arrests following a break-in Tuesday, Oct. 7. According to museum officials and the Montclair State Police Department in New Jersey, the stolen items included two most valuable player (MVP) plaques and several World Series rings. Originally, the reward money was […]

Michael Phelps Suspended for Six Months

Michael Phelps Suspended for Six Months

Michael Phelps, the American swimmer who has won more Olympic medals than any other athlete, has been suspended for six months by USA Swimming. The announcement was made Oct. 6, 2014, as a result of violating the Code of Conduct. The 22-medal Olympian will still be allowed to train but will not be participating in […]

How Museums Name Their Magazines

How Museums Name Their Magazines

Many museums have a supplemental magazine that is available in print and online to members. These contain information related to the subject matter of the museum. The articles are often about specific exhibits or artists; other times they provide history surrounding the topic. Some are printed monthly and others are distributed quarterly. Regardless of their […]

House of the Seven Gables Museum Ghostly October Events

House of the Seven Gables Museum Ghostly October Events

The House of the Seven Gables Museum is offering two ghostly theatrical October events during weekends beginning Oct. 10 through Nov. 1, 2014. One will be in the museum itself made famous by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1851 novel, The House of the Seven Gables, and the other will be next door in the Nathaniel Hawthorne House. […]

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