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A-Z Challenge – MUSEUMS

M is the letter for today in the A-Z Challenge and I’ll be mentioning museums. Did you know that the Bronx has different museums for your enjoyment? I’m going to briefly mention two.  We have The Bronx Museum of the Arts  on 165th Street and Grand Concourse.

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The museum has contemporary and 20th century works by American artists, and it has hosted exhibitions of art and design from Latin America, Africa and Asia. Its collection has more than 800 paintings, sculptures, and photos. Best of all, it’s FREE. 🙂

Then there’s the City Island Nautical Museum (City Island from C) Click on their link to learn more about them. Also good to know is that this community museum is also FREE! 😀  I haven’t been to either one. A commenter reminded me of a saying about how youth is wasted on the young. Sure was the case for me.

Below I’ve listed their Mission from the website.

a. To promote and encourage original historical research;

b. To disseminate and encourage a greater knowledge of the history of City Island, New York, and its environs;

c. To gather, preserve, display, and make available for study artifacts, relics, books, manuscripts, papers, photographs, and other records and materials relating to the history of City Island and the surrounding area;

d. To encourage the suitable marking of places of historic interest;

e. To acquire by purchase, gift, devise, or otherwise the title to or the custody of artifacts, books, works of art, boats and boat-related gear and materials, and other objects relating to City Island history;

f. To administer the museum to meet educational and interpretive goals of the society, offer leisure time activity for the community and visitors.

Did you know the following people were born in the Bronx?

  1. Marshall, Gary – Director, Producer
  2. Marshall, Penny – Actor, Director, Producer, Writer
  3. Morrow, Vic – Actor
  4. Macht, Gabriel – Actor
  5. Manchester, Melissa – Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Do you have any free museums or places of interest in your hometown? How’s your Wednesday?

 

16 thoughts on “A-Z Challenge – MUSEUMS

  1. I love museums. We have a free train museum in our town. It’s rather pitiful though, and not something I’d visit twice.

    One of my favorites that I have visited is the Laura Ingalls museum in Mansfield Missouri.

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    • I think I’d like that one. I used to watch Little House a lot when I was young. Thanks for the visit and comment. I’ll be by soon to visit; just doing a little catch-up here. Have a great night. Eva

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  2. I am loving your series. It makes me want to plan a trip to visit a few of these sites. I still have a week’s vacation in August, maybe I can put something together. 🙂
    I’m definitely struggling to keep up with my A to Z schedule…there are so many interesting blogs, and so little time, that I’ll probably spend May and June revisiting the linky page and checking out entries.

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    • Hi, Lisa. I think I’m going to do the same thing. I believe there’s another blog hop after that’s known as the A-Z Challenge Road Trip. Bloggers visit the participants of the Challenge and write about their visit – I think. I’ll have to check the site for details. If you happen to make plans to come this way, let me know! Have a great night. Eva

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  3. I hate to say it Eve, but I don’t know. We have Doon Village in the area which is a place where people live like their ancestors. There is a museum downtown that I am aware of but I don’t know where one would park.

    Only person I knew was Melissa Manchester. As for my Wednesday, apart from doing my exercises this afternoon, I seem to have been stuck reading blog after blog, after blog. Ah well. Love you.

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    • Hmm, I don’t know if I’d want to live like my ancestors, even for a day. Lol. I’m just now starting to catch up with my commenting and blogs. I love you too, GMD!! Xoxoxo

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  4. Hello! Long time no speak! I apologise for my absence recently – been a bit busy with family things.
    It’s appropriate I came in for your ‘M’ post as Margaret is my middle name, also my Mum’s name and Mum is one of the reasons I’ve been busy. I’ve been helping her find a bungalow to move to. 🙂
    We don’t have any museums in our little village, but we do have a marvellous historic folly with a roof shaped like a pineapple. 😉

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    • Rock chick baby! Omg, I’ve missed you! I know you haven’t been on for a bit, but I figured you’ve been writing stories and stuff. Great that your ‘Mum’ 🙂 has you to help her move. You’re awesome. A pineapple, huh? I need to get my butt over to the other side of the pond before you disappear on me forever. 😦
      I’ll be okay if you post once in a while as long as you maintain contact. Do you still have either one of my emails?? Sorry for the delayed response to your comment, but I’ve been slightly overwhelmed this month. Love you!! Eva

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    • Hi Eva! Don’t worry, I’m not going to disappear completely, and neither is The Pineapple, given that it’s stood for a few hundred years already. 😉
      I’ve not been getting much writing done sad face due to a change of routine and other commitments, but I hope that once my mum has moved and her house is sold, I can get back on track.
      In the meantime, keep writin’ and rockin’ and I’ll do the same! Mwah! xx

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  5. When I lived in D.C. I always went to the Smithsonians. I loved that they were free. Here in Alabama, I frequent the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. They have a children’s museum called Artworks inside of it, and it’s FREE too!

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    • Nice. I need to take a trip to D.C. one of these days. It’s only a few hours away. I’d like to see the whole country at some point; we’ll have to see. 🙂 Still catching up. I’ll be by soon. Hugs. Eva

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