Author Archives: mheintz

StoryCorps Interview: Mid-Continent Public Library

Each year, select museums and libraries with outstanding records of community service receive the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries. IMLS signed a cooperative agreement … Continue reading

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Remembering Lincoln: Personal Stories about the Lincoln Assassination

By David McKenzie Digital Projects Manager Ford’s Theatre One hundred and fifty years ago this week, the renowned actor John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln as the president watched the comedy Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. … Continue reading

Posted in 21st Century Skills, Collections Care/Preservation, Cultural Heritage/Sustainability, Education Support, Information Infrastructure/Systems/Workflows, Learning Tools and Interactives (Information/Media literacy), Museums for America | Leave a comment

Embarking on a Yogic Adventure at The Magic House

By The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum In January 2015, preschoolers and their grown-ups grabbed colorful yoga mats and circled up at The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum for the inaugural session of The Art of Yoga. A seven-week series, … Continue reading

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Museum, Library Investments in Digital are Paying Off

By Sarah Lutman Lutman & Associates During 2014, I spent time with museums, libraries, symphony orchestras, ballet companies, and other legacy cultural institutions to learn about their investments in digital media and to understand the impact these investments are having on … Continue reading

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