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PHOTO: Nevada's colorful history is on display at UNR as the state celebrates 150 years of statehood this year. Photo courtesy U.S. Library of Congress.

RENO, Nev. – Much of Nevada's colorful history is on display at the University of Nevada-Reno as the state celebrates 150 years of statehood this year. Jacquelyn Sundstrand, a librarian at UNR, says the Changing Faces and Places: Making Nevada exhibit at the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center fe ...Read More

PHOTO: Art galleries are blossoming in Belfast, Maine, where the Belfast Creative Coalition has benefited from CCED, a state arts grant designed to stimulate local economies through art and culture. Courtesy: BCC.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Can art and artists re-invigorate Maine's economy? They can surely help, according to the overseers of a state grant that is being used to revitalize downtowns and help create jobs. It is called a "seed" grant because of its initials, CCED, which stand for Creative Communities Equ ...Read More

PHOTO: Nevada Suffragist Anne Martin is being recognized as part of National Women's History Month in March. Photo courtesy of the U-S Library of Congress.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - A person instrumental in helping Nevada women gain the right to vote is being honored as part of National Women's History Month in March. Mona Reno, chairwoman of the Nevada Women's History Project, said Anne Martin and her colleague suffragists worked tirelessly to help women in ...Read More

PHOTO: A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that more than 36 million visitors to national parks in California spent more than $1.5 billion and supported 20,287 jobs in the state in 2012.Credit: National Park Service.

YOSEMITE, Calif. - California's National Parks are pumping $1.5 billion annually into the state's economy. A new report from the National Park Service shows more than 36 million people visited California's national parks in 2012. According to Craig Dalby, chief of public information for the Park S ...Read More

PHOTO: Indiana residents can learn more about diverse historical boycott movements in a traveling poster exhibit opening today in Indiana. Photo courtesy of AFSC.

INDIANAPOLIS - Hoosiers have a rare opportunity to get an up-close look at the power of art and the role it plays in social activism. A traveling poster exhibit will be in Indiana over the next week, featuring 59 posters from more than 20 social justice movements. According to Erin Polley, Indianapo ...Read More

PHOTO: Black History Month in New Mexico means there are plenty of events celebrating the history and culture of African-Americans. Photo courtesy of the U-S Air Force.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – February means it's the heart of winter in New Mexico, and it's also a time for celebrating the culture and history of African-Americans. Cathryn McGill, founder of the New Mexico Black History Organizing Committee, says her organization is holding several events in the Al ...Read More

PHOTO: Yard and garden cleanup are just some of the tasks for volunteers on this National Day of Service. Close to 200 people in central Oregon have signed up for three major painting and fix-up projects for nonprofit groups. Photo courtesy Volunteer Connect.

BEND, Ore. - For many Oregonians, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is more than a federal holiday - it's a day to honor Dr. King's legacy by volunteering. Almost 200 people have signed up for three big one-day projects in central Oregon. They are cleaning or painting today at community centers in Bend an ...Read More

PHOTO: The saddle of famous Nez Perce cowboy Jackson Sundown in his 1916 Pendleton Roundup win is part of Oregon's rich western heritage. It's still on display and in mint condition, and a new Oregon Heritage Plan aims to ensure other rare artifacts also are preserved. Photo by W.S. Bowman, 1916.

SALEM, Ore. - Oregonians have until mid-January to comment on a new Oregon Heritage Plan that sets many of the state's historic preservation priorities for the next five years. No one would argue that Oregon is rich in history, but the median annual budget for the small museums around the state is ...Read More

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