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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2009 file photo, Paul MacLeod stands before a poster of Elvis Presley in the antebellum home and a private Elvis Presley museum he calls "Graceland Too," in Holly Springs, Miss. MacLeod, a lifetime Elvis fanatic, was found dead on the porch of his home early Thursday, July 17, 2014, two days after authorities say he shot and killed a man who forced his way into the attraction. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Owner of offbeat Elvis museum found dead

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A man who converted his antebellum home into a cluttered, quirky Elvis Presley shrine was found dead Thursday on the front porch, two days after police said he fatally shot a […]

07/17/2014

George Lucas

San Francisco ups campaign to win Lucas museum

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco politicians and property groups are rolling out the welcome mat for George Lucas’ collection of American art and movie memorabilia in an effort to keep the “Star Wars” creator from […]

06/14/2014

George Lucas

George Lucas’ San Francisco museum plan rejected

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The stewards of national park land at the base of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge have rejected a museum proposal by “Star Wars” creator George Lucas. The San Francisco Chronicle reports […]

02/04/2014

A framed plaque with a photograph of a scene from the 1946 film "It's  A Wonderful Life" starring Jimmy Stewart, left, and a Hollywood star on display at the Jimmy Stewart Museum in Indiana, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Jimmy Stewart museum rebounds from adversity

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — For a time it looked like the Jimmy Stewart Museum wasn’t going to make it. It’s in the actor’s hometown of Indiana, Pennsylvania, far from Los Angeles, where more tourists would […]

12/24/2013

Space Shuttle Endeavour

Shuttle is major draw at California Science Center

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There was always been a special connection between space shuttle Endeavour and California, where it was built. The California Science Center is learning how special. The Los Angeles museum, where the […]

05/24/2013

(AP Photo)

Faberge egg exhibit an Easter highlight in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) – Eggs are a symbol of renewal, which is why they are part of Easter celebrations, but a collection of jewel-encrusted eggs on display in Houston is a symbol of extreme wealth.

03/31/2013

Maggie McKay

Free LA museums weekend

A rainy weekend is PERFECT to hit a museum and even better most of them are free. You read that right — FREE! Click here for details.

01/26/2013

Museums open free on Saturday

This Saturday, September 29th, museums nationwide will open their doors for free and local museums in your area are participating.  Museum-goers can download free tickets on the Smithsonian website, which grants free admission for 2 […]

09/24/2012

Now clean, 'Door of Paradise' goes to Italy museum

(AP) – An eight-ton gilded bronze door so splendid Michelangelo dubbed it the “Door of Paradise” will be unveiled to the public again after 27 years of restoration work. But Lorenzo Ghiberti’s 15th-century door – […]

06/07/2012

UK virtual orchestra puts you in conductor's stand

(AP) – A London museum is putting the conductor’s baton in visitors’ hands, allowing guests to direct a virtual orchestra using three-dimensional motion sensors. The “Universe of Sound” installation is an effort by the British […]

05/22/2012

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