Galveston Museum Week: This is how to make the most of the virtual, in-person events
GALVESTON, Texas – Galveston Island’s Museum Day this year expands to a week, allowing visitors to explore the island’s rich history. Museums will hold several in-person and virtual events this week in celebration of Museum Week as a way for guests to participate. Galveston Museum Week (Day 3): Galveston Railroad Museum Tour All aboard!!! It's Day 3 of Galveston Museum Week!! To learn more about Galveston Museum Week, click here.
City of Houston launches virtual Native American museum
HOUSTON – Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the celebratory launch of Houston’s first virtual Native American Indian Museum and Cultural Center. ”Earlier this year, City Council voted to recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day,” Turner said in a written statement. “Houstonians can now celebrate Native American Heritage Month by learning about indigenous histories through the Southern Plains Museum and Cultural Center. Visitors can learn about indigenous nations through renderings of art, artifacts and videos of public ceremonies as they traverse the virtual space. To access the virtual cultural center, click here.
Houston Museum of African American Culture takes possession of Confederate monument that once stood in Sam Houston Park
The Spirit of the Confederacy statue is seen after being transferred to the Houston Museum of African American Culture in this image provided by the museum on Aug. 18, 2020. HOUSTON A Confederate monument that stood in a Houston park for more than a century before it was removed two months ago is now in the possession of the Houston Museum of African American Culture. The Spirit of the Confederacy was removed from Sam Houston Park during the overnight hours of June 17. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said the statue would be given to the museum so that it can be viewed in the appropriate context. An effigy of Confederate commander Robert Dick Dowling was removed from Hermann Park the following day.
Visiting museums online
Visiting museums online Museums have always been a way to escape the pressures of daily life. Yet, just when we really need them, they're closed … except, thank goodness, on the internet. Rita Braver visits some of the arts institutions whose virtual doors are open for exhibitions and artistic exploration.cbsnews.com
8 quirky Texas museums you probably didn’t know existed
“I grew up watching The Munsters and loved the flow of the Munster house,” Sandra says. “We didn’t think anyone would care about the house,” Sandra explains. The Turnpike Toy Museum, BoerneOpened this month by husband-and-wife team Steven and Cheryl Leary, the Turnpike Toy Museum specializes in diecast, 1/64th-scale toy cars. The cars are drawn from Steven’s 21,000-plus toy collection. “After we visited the World’s Largest Toy Museum in Branson, Missouri, a few years ago, I turned to Steven and said, ‘We could do this,’” Cheryl says.
Most quirky, offbeat museums in the U.S.
Americans make about 850 million museum visits every year, more than all major league sports and theme parks combined. The United States has about 17,500 museums, large and small, famous and obscure. Some are a bit quirky. CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to guide us through America’s most offbeat museums.cbsnews.com