Fox Theater celebrates 90th birthday September 3 in Spokane

When the Fox Theater opened on September 3, 1931 in Spokane, Washington, the 2,300-seat art deco venue was part of William Fox's growing movie empire. Today, it's known as the Martin Woldston Theater at the Fox, and it's among the best restored movie palaces from the early age of the big screen. Those efforts are … Continue reading Fox Theater celebrates 90th birthday September 3 in Spokane

Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum hosting free walking tours in Winnipeg

Photo by JP Media Works, courtesy of Travel Manitoba The Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum is hosting two free walking tours this summer filled with fascinating stories about the indigineous people and settlers in the Winnipeg area. The tours started on Wednesday, June 30, and ends on Saturday, August 28. Both tours last an hour … Continue reading Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum hosting free walking tours in Winnipeg

The Great Oregon Steam-up at Powerland Heritage Park

Vintage John Deere tractor (photo by Cheryl Landes) Step back in time to watch vintage machinery in operation and learn about those original innovations at the 50th annual Great Oregon Steam-up at Powerland Heritage Park in Brooks. Activities include traditional tractor pulls, threshing, flour milling, steam sawmilling, fire appartus demos, and train and trolley rides. … Continue reading The Great Oregon Steam-up at Powerland Heritage Park

Take a tour of the barracks at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Photo by Cheryl Landes Fort Vancouver Curator Curator Meagan Huff is leading a series of free tours of the barracks at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Washington, in July and August. The tours last 45 minutes and will be held on Friday and Saturday, July 16-17 and August 20-21, at 9;30 a.m. … Continue reading Take a tour of the barracks at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Presentation about creating replica of Paul Revere engraving June 19 at Museum of Printing

The Olde Print & Book at the Museum of Printing in Haverhill, Massachusetts (photo by Cheryl Landes) Learn how artist, printer, and live history presenter Andy Volpe created a replica engraving of Paul Revere's Boston Massacre, which he accomplished for the 250th anniversary of the Boston Massacre in March 2021. "Creating A Replica of Paul … Continue reading Presentation about creating replica of Paul Revere engraving June 19 at Museum of Printing

Forced to Flee art quilt exhibition opens July 3 at the Hjemkomst Center

See the stories of people who were forced to escape from their homes for their safety and survival in beautiful quilts that will be on display at the Hjemkomst Center starting Saturday, July 3. These quilts tell the stories of people's journeys caused by political repression, war, genocide, natural disasters, famne, and other human rights … Continue reading Forced to Flee art quilt exhibition opens July 3 at the Hjemkomst Center

Comstock House reopens for tours in Moorhead, Minnesota

Photo credit: Comstock House After an extended closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the historic Comstock House is open again for guided tours in Moorhead, Minnesota. Solomon Comstock, a prominent businessman in the city, hired Kees and Fisk to design the Victorian-style home for his family. The house was built during the summers of 1882 … Continue reading Comstock House reopens for tours in Moorhead, Minnesota

Atomic Alert exhibit ends June 16 at the Hjemkomst Center

The Overland traveling exhibit, "Atomic Alert! Confronting 'The Bomb' in the New Atomic Age", is ending at the Hjemkomst Center on Wednesday, June 16. The exhibit is about the Soviet Union's detonation of its first atomic bomb on August 29, 1949. It explores how Americans responded to the threat, how they prepared in case of … Continue reading Atomic Alert exhibit ends June 16 at the Hjemkomst Center

Craft & Brew Fest June 5 on Staten Island

The Alice Austen House Museum and Flagship Brewery are relaunching Comfort Home, a hibiscus-infused Pilsner named after photographer Alice Austen's family home on the north end of Staten Island, to celebrate Pride Month. The celebration also commemorates the fourth anniversary of the Alice Austen House receiving its LGBTQ+ historic site designation. The celebration, which will … Continue reading Craft & Brew Fest June 5 on Staten Island