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

McAllister Museum of Aviation reopens in Yakima

Photo credit: McAllister Museum of Aviation in Yakima, Washington After a closure because of the COVID pandemic, the McAllister Museum of Aviation and gift shop are now open again. The museum's hours are Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., according to an email I received from Yakima Valley Tourism this week. Private tours are available for anyone … Continue reading McAllister Museum of Aviation reopens in Yakima

Fort Nisqually virtual live program lineup for May and early June

Photo credit: Fort Nisqually/Metro Parks Tacoma Fort from Home, a series hosted by Fort Nisqually and Metro Parks Tacoma, focuses on a range of topics about the history and culture of Puget Sound. This month's lineup covers maritime and natural history, Victorian cooking, and 19th Century cosmetics. Here's the schedule: Saturday, May 15, 1 p.m. … Continue reading Fort Nisqually virtual live program lineup for May and early June

Tour beautiful gardens and a historic home in University Place, Washington

Photo by Cheryl Landes Tour beautiful gardens and a historic home in University Place, Washington, on Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The eleventh annual tour features five unique gardens and the Curran House and Orchard. The University Place Historical Society, which hosts the tour, is renovating the … Continue reading Tour beautiful gardens and a historic home in University Place, Washington

Stream an opera filmed at the Museum of Flight in Tukwila April 23-25

The Museum of Flight in Tukwila, Washington, where the Seattle Opera filmed Flight (photo by Cheryl Landes) That headline is not a misprint! Opera lovers and the curious can stream this groundbreaking performance from anywhere Friday-Sunday, April 23-25. Flight is performed by members of the Seattle Opera. It's inspired by a true story of a … Continue reading Stream an opera filmed at the Museum of Flight in Tukwila April 23-25

Gilbert House Children’s Museum reopens in Salem, Oregon

The sign at the entrance of the Gilbert House Children's Museum in Salem, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) It's time to play and learn again at the Gilbert House Children's Museum! The museum has reopened, with some changes due to the ongoing COVID pandemic. Reservations are required, because the number of people who can visit … Continue reading Gilbert House Children’s Museum reopens in Salem, Oregon

Portland Children’s Museum closed permanently

Photo credit: Portland Children's Museum, Portland, Oregon The Portland Children’s Museum has been a staple of kids’ early learning for 75 years in Portland, Oregon. Now it’s closed permanently. A statement from the museum on its website reads, “It is with heavy hearts that we share a decision made on March 25, 2021 by the … Continue reading Portland Children’s Museum closed permanently

Antique Quilt Show kicks off North Clark Historical Museum’s reopening March 27-28

Photo by Cheryl Landes The North Clark Historical Museum has been closed for more than a year because of the COVID pandemic. This weekend, it's reopening with an Antique Quilt Show. The show features a crazy quilt sewn in 1943 by the Ladies Aide Society of the United Brethren Church in Amboy, Washington. Other quilts … Continue reading Antique Quilt Show kicks off North Clark Historical Museum’s reopening March 27-28

The Tacoma Museum District starts reopening in April 2021

The Museum of Glass, part of Tacoma's Museum District (photo by Cheryl Landes) After approximately a year of closures due to COVID, Tacoma's Museum District is springing to life again starting in early April, when the museums gradually reopen at limited capacity and safety measures in place. The Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue, … Continue reading The Tacoma Museum District starts reopening in April 2021