museum open – La Prairie SHLM http://laprairie-shlm.com/ Fri, 18 Mar 2022 04:01:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://laprairie-shlm.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/icon-2-150x150.png museum open – La Prairie SHLM http://laprairie-shlm.com/ 32 32 Pa. Veterans Museum Hosts Luncheon for VFW Auxiliary State Officers – Delco Times https://laprairie-shlm.com/pa-veterans-museum-hosts-luncheon-for-vfw-auxiliary-state-officers-delco-times/ Fri, 18 Mar 2022 02:24:04 +0000 https://laprairie-shlm.com/pa-veterans-museum-hosts-luncheon-for-vfw-auxiliary-state-officers-delco-times/ MEDIA – The Pennsylvania Veterans Museum recently hosted VFW Auxiliary State Chair Pam Sopher, along with members of VFW Post 3460 In Media and VFW Post 928 in Folsom. About 25 auxiliary members were treated to a champagne lunch and a tour of the museum. The State President, from Titusville, Pennsylvania, travels the state visiting […]]]>

MEDIA – The Pennsylvania Veterans Museum recently hosted VFW Auxiliary State Chair Pam Sopher, along with members of VFW Post 3460 In Media and VFW Post 928 in Folsom. About 25 auxiliary members were treated to a champagne lunch and a tour of the museum. The State President, from Titusville, Pennsylvania, travels the state visiting various VFW posts and was thrilled to visit the Veterans Museum. Sandy Wilder, the state’s auxiliary chief of staff, accompanied Pam Sopher.

In addition to Auxiliary Members, the luncheon was attended by Jim King, Museum President, Bill Lovejoy, Vice President, Ed Buffman, Co-Founder and President Emeritus, and Jolene Buffman, Museum Trustee.

“We love that the auxiliary members of the VFW visit the museum every year and meet their new officers. Our mission is to honor all veterans,” said Buffman, who is a Navy veteran, having served on the USS Missouri in the Pacific during World War II.

The Pennsylvania Veterans Museum contains a large collection of artifacts and memorabilia from WWII in Vietnam, as well as interactive kiosks featuring powerful stories from area veterans.

The Pennsylvania Veterans Museum is located at 12 E. State St., Media, on the lower level of the historic Media Armory. The museum is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free entry. For more information, call 610-566-0788.

Krueger Announces Grant to Improve Nether Providence Township Park

State Representative Leanne Krueger, D-161 of Nether Providence, recently announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development has awarded Nether Providence $148,600 to make improvements to Hepford Park.

The funding will be used to build a new playground and dugouts for the baseball diamonds, redesign the parking lot, repair and repaint fences, improve concession stands, shade trees and display signage.

The American Legion is hosting a bingo with designer bags

The Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 507, 20 W. Cleveland Ave., Norwood, will host Designer Bag Bingo, 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The evening will include bingo, door prizes, 50/50, raffle baskets, cash bar and BYO snacks. Tickets are $25 in advance for ten bingo games and $30 at the door. Groups of eight or more can reserve a table. For tickets, call Charity Walsh at 610-848-8499.

COSA offers the Arthritis Foundation’s “Walk with Ease” program

The Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging, in partnership with Wayne Senior Center, will sponsor the Arthritis Foundation’s nationally recognized Walk with Ease program beginning at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 1, for people 60+ who need arthritis pain relief. or just stay active.

The online program will last six weeks. The last session will take place on Friday, May 13. Participants will receive the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk with Ease guide and walk independently three times a week with the assistance of a facilitator in this self-directed version of the program. Participants will share and receive support from a leader and other walkers in weekly online group meetings. In addition, participants will receive information and support guidelines via weekly emails.

This evidence-based program has been shown to reduce arthritis pain, increase balance, strength, and walking pace, build confidence in one’s ability to be physically active, and improve overall health.
The costs of the program are covered by COSA, so the program is free. However, class size is limited. Registration is mandatory.

To register, contact Ellen Williams at williamse@co.delaware.pa.us or 610-499-1937. When you call or email, include your name, address, phone number, and email address.

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Hosts Open House at New Women’s Health Center

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital invites members of the community to an open house at its newly renovated Women’s Health Center from 2-5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 21. A blessing ceremony for the center will take place at 2 p.m.

Specialist providers in the fields of gynecology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and breast surgery will be on hand at the open house to discuss treatment options and answer questions about available services for women and men.

The new health center is located in the Medical Office Building at 1501 Lansdowne Avenue, Suite 302 in Darby. The fully renovated 3,200 square foot space includes 10 patient exam rooms and serves as a specialty central suite for providers to collaborate on patient care.

Open house attendees will have the opportunity to meet James Cosgrove, DO, an experienced OB/GYN who specializes in minimally invasive robotic gynecological surgery; Karen Kish, MD, a skilled breast surgeon who provides breast health care to women and men; John Fernandez, MD, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in microsurgery and the treatment of lymphedema; Nathaniel Holzman, MD, board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast surgery, body contouring, and cosmetic and reconstructive surgery; and the center’s staff nurse practitioners who play a critical role in patient care.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour areas of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital related to coordinated care available at the new Women’s Center, which feature the latest in mammography technology, which can help detect breast cancer early, when it’s easier to treat, and Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) scanning technology to help better diagnose and treat low bone density and prevent serious fractures.

To learn more about Women’s Health Services at Mercy Fitzgerald, visit https://www.trinityhealthma.org/womens-care-at-mercy-fitzgerald.

Catholic Social Services greet Afghan evacuees at a local lunch

The Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will host a welcome luncheon for newly arrived individuals and families as part of their Afghanistan Placement and Assistance Program from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, March 19, at St. John Chrysostom Parish, 617 S. Providence Rd., Wallingford.

About 125 guests will attend, including about 75 Afghan evacuees as well as program supporters, staff and volunteers. Highlights of the event will include traditional Afghan and Mediterranean dishes, American and Afghan music, a poetry reading and testimonials from participants of CSS’s Afghanistan Placement and Assistance Program. Reverend Edward Hallinan, pastor of St. John Chrysostom Parish, will offer the invocation and blessing. The Reverend Christopher Walsh, pastor of St. Raymond de Peñafort Parish in Philadelphia, will be the emcee for the event.

Since December 2021, CSS has hosted a total of 108 Afghan evacuees under its Afghan Placement and Assistance Program. This number includes 14 Afghan families, a mother with newborn twins and an expectant mother.

Through a partnership with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, CSS helps Afghan evacuees acclimatize and establish a new life in the United States of America by providing pre-arrival and reception services ; support for basic needs; cultural orientation; language services; finding safe accommodation; use; Health care; and case management services. The CSS also collaborates with local and national agencies such as HIAS and the Nationalities Services Center who have extensive experience in humanitarian aid and assistance to refugees and immigrants.

For more information on Catholic Social Services in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, visit https://cssphiladelphia.org.

A Beef and Beer fundraiser is planned to support the Ridley Lacrosse team

The Ridley High School Men’s Lacrosse Boosters will be hosting a Beef n’ Beer fundraiser, 7-11 p.m., Saturday, March 26, at the Milmont Inn, 300 Belmont Ave., in support of the Ridley High School Men’s Lacrosse Team . Cost is $40 and includes bottled beer, wine, mixed drinks, food, raffle baskets, 50/50 raffle and music from a DJ. To purchase a ticket, Venmo @RidleyLaxBoosters or request a ticket via email at Ridleyboyslax@gmail.com.

Readers can email community news and photos to Peg DeGrassa at pdegrassa@21st-centurymedia.com.

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URI alumnus, acclaimed filmmaker, founder of the prestigious WWII museum in Wakefield, RI – URI News https://laprairie-shlm.com/uri-alumnus-acclaimed-filmmaker-founder-of-the-prestigious-wwii-museum-in-wakefield-ri-uri-news/ Mon, 28 Feb 2022 19:09:55 +0000 https://laprairie-shlm.com/uri-alumnus-acclaimed-filmmaker-founder-of-the-prestigious-wwii-museum-in-wakefield-ri-uri-news/ KINGSTON, RI – February 28, 2022 – With the Russian military invading Ukraine, it’s hard to avoid the thought that another major war in Europe is about to break out. Around the world, China has come under heavy criticism for reports of its oppression and violence against Muslim groups like the Uyghurs in Xinjiang. Meanwhile, […]]]>

KINGSTON, RI – February 28, 2022 – With the Russian military invading Ukraine, it’s hard to avoid the thought that another major war in Europe is about to break out.

Around the world, China has come under heavy criticism for reports of its oppression and violence against Muslim groups like the Uyghurs in Xinjiang.

Meanwhile, here in the United States, most have been horrified by the attack on the US Capitol and many fear that supporters of a former president, whom many critics liken to a cult leader, will sue the efforts to overturn the elections.

A REMINDER OF THE HORROR: Tim Gray points to a mannequin wearing an authentic striped uniform of a young concentration camp worker who made shoes at Auschwitz. URI Photo by Michael Salerno Photography.

With so much violence and potential for war, now seems the perfect time to visit the World War II Foundation Global Education Center and Museum in Wakefield, watch one of foundation founder Tim Gray’s more than 30 World War II documentaries that tell personal stories of this generation, and learn about his latest creation, virtual reality presentations that allow viewers to hold on the shores of Normandy during the D-Day invasion.

In what has been described as one of the best WWII museums in the world, visitors can see, feel and hear the heroism, fear, selflessness and acts of bravery of those who served and of those who remained in the United States. But they can also experience the bloodshed, hatred and worship of a leader who allowed millions of Jews to be killed in the Holocaust.

WOMEN IN WWII: This mannequin shows the uniform of a woman who served in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and is part of the Women in Military Service exhibit. URI Photo by Michael Salerno Photography.

The museum is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays by appointment. Children under 12 and veterans can visit for free. Regular admission is $10.

“For school groups, the Foundation covers admission and bus transportation to the museum,” Gray said.

For his contributions to capturing and preserving the history, artifacts, and narratives of those who served in World War II, Gray, a 1989 graduate of the University of Rhode Island’s journalism program, was inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame last fall.

While thrilled with the honor and others like America’s National Public Television Programming Achievement Award and the Emmy Awards, Gray says the most important thing is for the public to visit the museum, tucked away in a corner from the former Kenyon department store at 344 Main Street, watch the documentaries and discover the virtual reality products he developed.

PIECE OF HISTORY: This is a small piece of the USS Arizona, Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, for students and the public to hold. URI Photo by Michael Salerno Photography.

“I hope the museum and my other work helps show kids and adults what to watch out for today,” Gray said. “It can help people be aware of warning signs.”

He talked about it as he passed pictures of Jews in mass graves and a mannequin displaying an authentic striped uniform of a young concentration camp worker who made shoes in the camps.

Difficult to avoid being overwhelmed when entering the museum. There are displays of uniforms and combat gear worn by American soldiers and their allies, and those of the Germans and Japanese, wartime propaganda posters filled with hateful depictions of various groups, weapons and gear used in Europe and Asia. As big band music and old radio shows play in the background, visitors can read letters of grief and hope sent to and from war zones, see photos of young men in times of war and look and borrow one of the 600 books that line the shelves.

“The museum is three years old and about 2,000 young people have visited it,” Gray said. “No children were disengaged. They are amazed by the colors, the uniforms. These are tactile exhibits. If a child wants to put on a helmet, he can. If a girl wants to touch a rifle, like the Johnson 1941 rifle , which was made in Rhode Island, it can.

Visitors can also activate an air raid siren, see a radio made by a soldier in a Japanese POW camp, touch a Japanese samurai sword and a piece of the USS Arizona, the warship that was attacked. by the Japanese and remains at the bottom of Pearl Harbor today.

The ceremonial shovel used by Adolf Hitler to dig the ground on the highway and some of Hitler’s china are also displayed there.

Gray honors Tuskegee Airmen in a display. He said they were among the best pilots of World War II, yet they were subjected to Jim Crow laws and racism at home and in the service.

A former Channel 10 sports reporter, Gray said he was looking to do work that would inspire him and others after leaving television.

“I thank URI for helping me make this change, and having a solid background in journalism from my time at URI has allowed me to make this smooth transition to a new career. Journalism professors like Linda Levin and Tony Silvia have been so important to my development.

“But the best course I took was the Holocaust with Professor Bob Weisbord. Everything I did was because of what I learned at URI and from Linda, Tony and Bob.

The beginning of his work to tell the story of World War II through the people who lived through it began in 2006 when he brought five veterans back to Normandy, France to tell their stories for a documentary.

“I found even more stories, and I found that each one was different, no two were the same.”

And now he’s moved to virtual reality, largely because he knows young people learn visually. He has developed three virtual reality products that immerse viewers in the heat of action at Pearl Harbor, Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge.

“We put people on the beach in Normandy as the waves hit their feet and we put them in a German bunker at the Battle of the Bulge.”

You can learn more about the museum, Gray’s documentary and his virtual reality work by going to the World War II Foundation.

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Sabine County Historic Jail Museum Repairs Approved | Way of life https://laprairie-shlm.com/sabine-county-historic-jail-museum-repairs-approved-way-of-life/ Tue, 15 Feb 2022 14:38:00 +0000 https://laprairie-shlm.com/sabine-county-historic-jail-museum-repairs-approved-way-of-life/ (Sabine County, Texas) The Sabine County Historic Jail Museum has been closed for nearly a year. Damage from the 2021 ice storm damaged the museum and made it unsafe for visitors. Without intervention, the historic building would probably not survive much longer. The library and museum are owned by the county. After exhausting several grant […]]]>

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The Sabine County Historic Jail Museum has been closed for nearly a year. Damage from the 2021 ice storm damaged the museum and made it unsafe for visitors. Without intervention, the historic building would probably not survive much longer. The library and museum are owned by the county.

After exhausting several grant options to repair the structure, commissioners agreed on Monday to fund the project. The cost will be $22,000.

Sabine County Historic Jail Museum, names still etched in paint

The names are engraved on the walls of the tiny cells upstairs. Who knows how many people served time in the historic Sabine County Jail. Recognizing some of the surnames is indeed a little scary. The large red-brick structure stands on the west corner of the courthouse plaza serving the county for nearly 80 years. If the walls could talk, they would have incredible stories to tell. Once prisoners get to the second floor, the raw iron bars and tower on the third floor look a bit like a dungeon from a European countryside.

The “Noose” still hangs from the ceiling below the tower, and from the outside it appears as a magnificent piece of architecture. From the inside, the third-floor tower is an eerie reminder of the past. How lonely it seems to stand at the foot of the gallows and the cold concrete walls.

Handmade bricks were used in the construction of the Old Sabine County Jail, which began in 1903. The jail was completed in 1904 and remained in use until 1983.

“The Sabine County Historical Commission received permission in 1986 to restore the jail and operate it as a museum,” said local historian Weldon McDaniel.

One of the standout features is the interior suspension installations. “Other gallows have existed in various places in the courthouse plaza, but no remnants of them remain. An exterior gallows stood just outside the Texas Street entrance to the prison museum “, did he declare. McDaniel added that a cast iron panel on the main entrance vestibule wall marks the location of the lever that released the hatch.

The noose hanging from the tower must have served as a deterrent, as only one hanging is confirmed. “In 1922, a man named Mr. JL Snell was hanged on the rope for slitting his daughter-in-law’s throat, when he disliked the way she worked in his field. A piece of the rope used in the hanging is on display in the museum’s Speights-Boswell-Vanderbilt room,” McDaniel said.

Upon entering the Historic Sabine County Jail Museum and Vergie Speights Memorial Library, the “Bull Run” is the first room. “Visitors can see the original trap door, once located under the prison noose, just above the door above the spiral staircase leading to the prison cells.

After Texas banned hanging as a death sentence in 1924, the prison’s hanging facility could no longer be used. McDaniel said rebar was installed through the hatch opening and the opening was cemented.

In the years since the opening of the historic Sabine County Jail Museum, many descendants of pioneer families have donated treasures, household items, farm implements, pictures, documents, newspapers and other artifacts, resulting in a rather impressive collection.

The Sabine County Historical Jail and Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is located in the Sabine County Courthouse Plaza. Admission is free, venture out and take the tour.

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Dubai: Museum of the Future tickets go on sale – News https://laprairie-shlm.com/dubai-museum-of-the-future-tickets-go-on-sale-news/ Sun, 13 Feb 2022 15:11:50 +0000 https://laprairie-shlm.com/dubai-museum-of-the-future-tickets-go-on-sale-news/ Select categories will receive free tickets for the fully immersive experience Published: Sun 13 Feb 2022, 19:11 Last update: Sun 13 Feb 2022, 22:51 Admission tickets to Dubai’s most anticipated Museum of the Future are available for purchase online. Located in the heart of Dubai, visitors can buy tickets on the museum’s official website: www.motf.ae, […]]]>

Select categories will receive free tickets for the fully immersive experience



Published: Sun 13 Feb 2022, 19:11

Last update: Sun 13 Feb 2022, 22:51

Admission tickets to Dubai’s most anticipated Museum of the Future are available for purchase online.

Located in the heart of Dubai, visitors can buy tickets on the museum’s official website: www.motf.ae, from Sunday 13 February.

Admission for children under three is free, and parents are welcome to explore the Future Heroes area with their little ones.

Free tickets have also been made available to Emirati citizens over the age of 60, determined individuals and an accompanying carer.

A press release from the Government of the United Arab Emirates Media Office Online (GMO) indicates that reservations must be made before the preferred visiting time, as each ticket holder will be assigned a specific time slot during the opening hours of the Museum.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. all week. “Open to all, the Museum of the Future will take visitors on an empowering and transformative journey of self-discovery,” the statement read.

Rising 77 meters above the ground and comprising 1,024 unique stainless steel composite panels, the facade is adorned with Arabic calligraphy, displaying three quotes from poems written by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.

“Open to diverse cultural, philosophical, social and spiritual perspectives, the museum looks forward to welcoming visitors for the first time to a place of inspiration, hope and knowledge,” he added.

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What to expect at the Museum of the Future?

A gateway to the year 2071, the MOTF hopes to become the home of humanity’s future.

Where a traditional museum presents the past, the MOTF will allow visitors to venture through space and time into an unknown future. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore using their senses and will be inspired to imagine vast possibilities for the future.

Significantly advancing different human perspectives and creating a platform to shape the future, the Museum of the Future will create a community of pioneers, innovators, thinkers, heroes and adventurers.

In a single trip, visitors will wander in an immersive way from a galactic experience, exposing the future of humanity in space, to the future wonders of ecology with a more interpersonal and human experience through the future of the well-being.

dhanusha@khaleejtimes.com

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