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Identifying Vampires: A Grave Matter
October 31, 2017 · 1 Comment

  Warning: Hyperlinks may lead to images that are offensive to some people. May not be safe for work. Vampires have been known by many names throughout history. Whether feeding on blood, the biological life-force, or physic energy, the life-force of the soul, they have both frightened and fascinated us for millennia. One can find variations on the […]

The Spooky Side of Baseball
October 30, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

The Houston Astros are in the World Series again for just the second time in their history and right on time for Halloween. Two years ago, I dressed as the Astros Train Guy for Halloween, and this year was planning to dress as Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel, known for his high contact rate at […]

Post Mortem Photography in the Victorian Era – As Still as the Dead
October 27, 2017 · 6 Comments

  I’ve always been fascinated with photography and how it allows you to capture a moment in time, preserving it “forever”. The earliest photographic process widely available to the public was called the daguerreotype. It first became available, commercially, in 1839. However, the process was expensive, as it involved printing the detailed images on a […]

Four Classic Costumes You Can Wear After Halloween
October 26, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

  Halloween – the holiday to get creative with your look, the opportunity to go all out for one day. But what if you can invest in pieces that can be worn after Halloween? Below are four classic looks that are effortless and, by kicking it up a fashionable notch, don’t seem at all basic. […]

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Katydid!…Did she?

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Native American Heritage Month

Dirk Van Tuerenhout · December 1, 2021, 11:24 am

Dear Haereata, Thank you for your kind words. I look forward to the day you visit the museum. Kind regards, Dirk Van Tuerenhout

Haereata Poutapu · November 24, 2021, 3:00 pm

Hi. My name is Haereata and I love the poem. Highly impressed that you will have a permanent Indian exhibition. I am from New Zealand (Aotearoa) and I am an indigenous Māori. My tribe is Waikato who are one of four Iwi (tribe) groups from our ancestral canoe called Tainui. I hope one day to visit the Museum to experience the exhibition. Kind regards.

From Our Collections: a Manangya katsina

Grant Jones · November 15, 2021, 11:37 am

I am looking for the word, s. meaning "Snow dancer" in the Sioux language.

Full Moon | November 2021 Sky Happenings

CAROL RITTER · November 14, 2021, 9:20 am

very interesting! I saw the wonderful event wherein Venus appeared to be in the arms of the new moon (was that a poem by Sir Patrick Spence?) Your picture of the airplane in front of the full moon is dated.


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