museums http://wwno.org en National WWII Museum Welcomes 4 Millionth Visitor http://wwno.org/post/national-wwii-museum-welcomes-4-millionth-visitor <p><a href="http://nationalww2museum.org/">The National WWII Museum</a> has capped a record-breaking fiscal year with another milestone: welcoming its four-millionth visitor since its founding in 2000.<br /><br />Officials say visitation for fiscal year 2014 had exceeded 483,000, beating its previous best attendance year, fiscal year 2013, by more than 85,000 visitors.<br /> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:27:22 +0000 Associated Press 65124 at http://wwno.org Louisiana Children's Museum Helps Kids Develop Emotional Literacy Through 'Play Power' Program http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-childrens-museum-helps-kids-develop-emotional-literacy-through-play-power-program <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Times;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The Louisiana Children’s Museum is more than just a place to visit. One of the Museum’s traveling outreach programs is Play Power, which visits schools and NORD camps in areas of New Orleans deeply impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Play Power encourages children to enjoy learning through emphasis on free expression and laughter. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:18:00 +0000 Eve Abrams 63355 at http://wwno.org WWII Museum Marks 70th Anniversay Of D-Day http://wwno.org/post/wwii-museum-marks-70th-anniversay-d-day <p>The National World War II Museum is packed with veterans, historians and visitors this weekend. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today is the </span>70<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary of the D-Day invasion.</span></p><p>The National World War II Museum — which opened as the National D-Day Museum in 2000 — is planning events throughout the day to remember the events that unfolded along the beaches of Normandy.</p><p>Among those attending are some of the veterans of that battle.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:59:20 +0000 Eileen Fleming 62059 at http://wwno.org Sci-Port cultivates next generation of museum-goers http://wwno.org/post/sci-port-cultivates-next-generation-museum-goers A Cincinnati design firm is refining its plans for a children’s museum in Shreveport after a week-long visit with its client <a href="http://www.sciport.org">Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center</a>.&#160;<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/rrr/files/styles/card_280/public/201402/Sciport.png" alt="" /><p>Sci-Port announced an $8.9 &#160;million capital campaign last week that budgets $2 million for a renovated and expanded children’s gallery within its current building.&#160;<span sty Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:23:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 54750 at http://wwno.org Louis Armstong's Queens Home Celebrates 10 Years As A Living Memorial http://wwno.org/post/louis-armstongs-queens-home-celebrates-10-years-living-memorial The <a href="http://louisarmstronghouse.org/" target="_blank">Louis Armstrong House Museum</a> in Queens, New York is all decked out for the holidays.<p>The museum is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year.<p>At this time of year, visitors can see what the house looked like when the Armstrongs were alive, including a view of all of Lucille Armstrong&#8217;s ornaments hanging on the tree.<p>As you walk through the home, you can hear the gravelly voice of Louis Armstrong echoing throughout the house in homemade recordings.<p><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org"><em>Here & Now</em></a> spo Mon, 30 Dec 2013 03:36:52 +0000 editor 51071 at http://wwno.org Longview children's museum moves closer to reality http://wwno.org/post/longview-childrens-museum-moves-closer-reality <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Developers of a hands-on children’s museum in Longview have released a conceptual design rendering for <a href="http://longviewwow.org">Longview World of Wonders</a>. It’s slated to be located in a former downtown furniture store. The nonprofit’s board has contracted with Ohio-based Exhibit Concepts to design, fabricate and install the galleries. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:02:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 50179 at http://wwno.org The Kennedys: Capturing America's Camelot http://wwno.org/post/kennedys-capturing-americas-camelot <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/11/112213_KittyKelleyonJFK_AW2way.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>As journalist and author <a href="http://www.kittykelleywriter.com/">Kitty Kelley</a> conducted research for her unauthorized biography of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, she became good friends with photographer <a href="http://www.stanleytretick.com/">Stanley Tretick</a>. He is best known for his coverage of President John F. Kennedy’s 1960 campaign and presidency for <em><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Look_%28American_magazine%29">Look</a> </em>magazine, and for taking iconic pictures like the one of John Jr. playing under his father’s desk in the Oval Office.<p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:03:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 48629 at http://wwno.org WWII Museum's $320 Million Expansion Expected To Complete In 2016 http://wwno.org/post/wwii-museums-320-million-expansion-expected-complete-2016 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Years before there were any cranes in the sky on Tulane Avenue, they could be seen in the </span>CBD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> constructing a fairly modest building called the D-Day Museum.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this week&#39;s <em>Notes from New Orleans</em>, Sharon </span>Litwin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks with Dr. Gordon Mueller about how that grew into </span><a href="http://www.nationalww2museum.org/visit/index.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">a three-block long institution,</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> officially designated in 2003 by the Congress of the United States as America&#39;s National World War II Museum.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Sharon Litwin 45502 at http://wwno.org Germantown Colony Museum Modernization Under Way In Minden http://wwno.org/post/germantown-colony-museum-modernization-under-way-minden The historical gem of Minden, La. -- the Germantown Colony Museum -- is&#160;getting a second life&#160;with a new visitor’s center under construction. The new building will showcase the German settlers who established a commune in north Louisiana in the early 1800s in a quest to avoid religious persecution.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/rrr/files/styles/card_280/public/201307/GermantownColonyMuseum.jpg" alt="" /><p>There are more than 275 artifacts in the Germantown Colony, and three buildings still stand today. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 16:55:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 39049 at http://wwno.org Alexandria Children's Museum Benefitting From Partnership With Shreveport Museum http://wwno.org/post/alexandria-childrens-museum-benefitting-partnership-shreveport-museum Two museums in Shreveport and Alexandria have formed a partnership to expose more Central Louisiana children to hands-on science learning. With funding from the Central Louisiana Community Foundation, the T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum in Alexandria will host a traveling exhibit from Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center. Hundreds of children will take part in the Gee Whiz Science Carnvial during&#160;its five-day exhibit in Alexandria. T.R.E.E. Fri, 24 May 2013 13:41:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 36041 at http://wwno.org