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Blog Posts from July 2013

July 17, 2013 ET
Ed Note: This is a cross post from the blog of whitehouse.gov . You can find the original post here . Elizabeth Babcock is being honored as a White House Champion of Change for her leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United States. I’ve always been drawn to museums and...Read more
July 16, 2013 ET
By Melissa Heintz Public Affairs Specialist, IMLS For 100 years, the Boston Children’s Museum (BCM) has been a place of innovative education. Founded in 1913, BCM is one of the oldest and largest children’s museums in the world and one of the pioneers in child- and family-focused exhibits. Carole...Read more
July 15, 2013 ET
By Kelsey Donohue Office of Communication and Outreach, U.S. Department of Education. Ed Note: This is a cross post from the blog of letsmove.gov . You can find the full original post here . “To make your dreams come true, it takes hard work,” Michelle Kwan said to a room of young learners at the...Read more
July 11, 2013 ET
By Mark Isaksen Senior Program Officer, IMLS One of the most exciting and meaningful things that I do as a program officer is meeting with grantees and learning about the amazing work they are doing at their museums. While working on the Museum Grants for African American History and Culture (AAHC...Read more
July 11, 2013 ET
By Tracey J. Berg-Fulton Registrar, August Wilson Center for African American Culture At the recent IMLS AAHC convening, there were a few recurring themes: We love what we do, and who we do it for. There aren’t enough hours in the day, and we all need a doppelganger. We’ve got a lot of stuff and...Read more
July 10, 2013 ET
Ed Note: This is a cross post from the blog of whitehouse.gov . You can find the original post here . Dave Becker is being honored as a White House Champion of Change for his leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United States. Like many people of my generation, a good part...Read more
July 09, 2013 ET
By Sandra Narva Senior Program Officer, IMLS On June 10, 2013, forty representatives of projects funded through the IMLS Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services (NANH) grant program gathered at Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, to learn about each other’s projects, share their experiences, and...Read more
July 08, 2013 ET
Perot Museum of Nature and Science Dallas, TX perot-museum-nature-and-science-2-550x366.jpg The new Perot Museum of Nature and Science's Sports Run Exhibit teaches kids and adults alike the science of running, and allows audiences to race local sports figures and iconic animals both prehistoric and...Read more
July 05, 2013 ET
Ed Note: This is a cross post from the blog of whitehouse.gov . You can find the original post here . Cheryl McCallum is being honored as a White House Champion of Change for her leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United States. I believe in “learning by doing,” which is...Read more
July 03, 2013 ET
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS The demographics of the United States are changing. Approximately 650,000 people become U.S. citizens each year. The United States has experienced large waves of immigration over the last fifty years. In 1960, only around one out of every twenty residents in the...Read more

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