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Celebrate 45 years since man's first steps on moon

Celebrate 45 years since man's first steps on moon

FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin carries scientific experiments to a deployment site south of the lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 mission. One experiment involved the inner composition of the moon, and another tried to determine the exact …

July 17, 2014 2:20 pm
Celebrate 45 years since man's first steps on moon

Celebrate 45 years since man's first steps on moon

FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA, a footprint left by one of the astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission shows in the soft, powder surface of the moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon after blastoff from Cape Kenne…

July 17, 2014 2:20 pm
Celebrate 45 years since man's first steps on moon

Celebrate 45 years since man's first steps on moon

FILE - This July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA shows Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong on the lunar surface. Apollo 11 astronauts trained on Earth to take individual photographs in succession in order to create a series of frames that could be assembled into panoramic images. This fr…

July 17, 2014 2:20 pm

Ill. museums set to receive $20M for facilities

CHICAGO | Museums throughout Illinois are expecting millions of dollars in grant money to pay for facility improvements and added exhibits.

June 14, 2014 11:54 am

History on tap today at Cedar Lake, Merrillville museums

The Cedar Lake Historical Association invites the public to put on their dance shoes and attend today's meeting at 2:30 p.m. to learn the history of Midway Ballroom, formerly Midway Gardens, and the big band era.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am

Iowa baseball museum struggles when namesake dies

VAN METER, Iowa | Nothing brings former Cleveland Indians star Bob Feller's hometown of Van Meter, Iowa, together quite like Randi Van Rees and her succulent pork tenderloin sandwiches.

April 25, 2014 4:08 pm
Arts scene, museums continue to thrive

Arts scene, museums continue to thrive

Residents of Northwest Indiana and visitors to the area will find a vibrant arts and museum landscape throughout the region.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

A small new exhibit at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum marking the 50th anniversary of the assignation of the 35th President of the United States includes never-before-displayed artifacts from his three-day state funeral, such as the American flag which draped the president's casket p…

November 18, 2013 5:19 am
Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

A small new exhibit at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum marking the 50th anniversary of the assignation of the 35th President of the United States includes never-before-displayed artifacts from his three-day state funeral, such as the saddle, boots and sword which sat atop the riderles…

November 18, 2013 5:19 am
Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

BOSTON | There's no shortage of places for people to share memories of where they were 50 years ago when they found out John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. But a website debuting Monday aims to take the focus from past to future by asking people of all ages — even those who weren't alive …

November 18, 2013 5:19 am Photos

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Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

A small new exhibit at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum marking the 50th anniversary of the assignation of the 35th President of the United States includes never-before-displayed artifacts from his three-day state funeral, such as this drawing by Chicago Sun-Times editorial cartoonist …

November 18, 2013 5:19 am
Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

A small new exhibit at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum marking the 50th anniversary of the assignation of the 35th President of the United States includes never-before-displayed artifacts from his three-day state funeral, such as this "green beret" laid at the grave of the fallen pres…

November 18, 2013 5:19 am
Taltree reveals oak tree research pavilion, museum concept

Taltree reveals oak tree research pavilion, museum concept

PORTAGE | If the vision becomes a reality, Taltree Arboretum & Gardens in Union Township could be a global center for oak tree research and information.

September 05, 2013 1:30 pm Photos

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Grand Army of the Republic Museum a Springfield gem

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Tucked away on the corner of Seventh and Cook streets, south of downtown, the sign on the building says Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum. People may not know that the Grand Army of the Republic was a fraternal organization of Union veterans of the Civil War. The…

August 17, 2013 8:15 pm
Some area historical museums have trouble attracing visitors

Some area historical museums have trouble attracing visitors

At 13 W. 73rd Ave. in Merrillville sits a building nearly 150 years old that started off as a school and was once used as Merrillville's Town Hall.

August 03, 2013 9:15 pm Photos

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3 to be inducted posthumously into Baseball HOF today

3 to be inducted posthumously into Baseball HOF today

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. | One created baseball's foremost dynasty, one transformed the role of the men in blue, and one notched the first hit in the first professional game.

July 27, 2013 6:00 pm
3 to be inducted posthumously into Baseball HOF

3 to be inducted posthumously into Baseball HOF

Col. Jacob Ruppert, second from left, owner of the world champion New York Yankees, sits with pitcher Paul Andrews, left, outfielder Ernie Koy and pitcher Bump Hadley, right, during spring training baseball in St. Petersburg, Fla. Ruppert, longtime umpire Hank O'Day and barehanded catcher De…

July 25, 2013 1:37 pm

Namath to help open renovated Pro Football Hall of Fame

Joe Namath knows something about making history.

June 29, 2013 6:00 pm
Perception of Popovich changes, even if he hasn't

Perception of Popovich changes, even if he hasn't

The basketball looked unwatchable, making the first-quarter break must-see TV.

June 02, 2013 4:15 pm Photos

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Her favorite travel companion: Mom

Her favorite travel companion: Mom

When I was young, I learned a lot about travel from my mother. She taught me how and what to pack. She taught me to keep a travel diary to record my memories. And most importantly, she taught me how to power-sightsee.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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