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5 free things in and around Wilmington, Delaware

5 free things in and around Wilmington, Delaware

WILMINGTON, Del. — The history of Delaware’s largest city, Wilmington, stretches back to 1638, when a Swedish ship, the Kalmar Nyckel, landed with two dozen settlers. Today the area offers not only history but also contemporary art and nature walks along the riverfront. Many of these attract…

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Mark Twain's town by the river a trip back in time

Mark Twain's town by the river a trip back in time

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Mark Twain only lived in Hannibal, Mo., for 13 years, but many of his most famous stories were inspired by this humble Midwestern city. A visit to Hannibal today, with its excellent museums, preserved historic sites and old-timey antiques shops, offers a way to appreciate the…

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Jackson to get ski museum

JACKSON, Wyo. — The first ski museum in Jackson is set to open soon.

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Even in peak ski season, Aspen has some freebies

Even in peak ski season, Aspen has some freebies

DENVER — A trip to Aspen during peak ski season is going to set you back some cash. But even those who can afford the posh Colorado mountain town will enjoy checking out what’s free, from high-altitude adventures to creature comforts.

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Where to find JFK history 50 years after his death

Where to find JFK history 50 years after his death

Three cities loom large in the life and death of John F. Kennedy: Washington, D.C., where he was president and senator; Dallas, where he died; and Boston, where he was born.

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Learn about Chief Seattle and his tribe at new museum

Learn about Chief Seattle and his tribe at new museum

SEATTLE — Anybody new to Seattle might wonder about the city’s name. It’s not like New York, named after a place in the “old country,” or Madison, named for a dead president.

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Cyrus the Great artifact shown in U.S. for 1st time

Cyrus the Great artifact shown in U.S. for 1st time

WASHINGTON — A nearly 2,600-year-old clay cylinder described as the world's first human rights declaration is being shown for the first time in the United States.

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Seattle: Living Computer Museum not just for geeks

SEATTLE — For tourists with an interest in Seattle's role as a high-tech hub, there hasn't been much here to see, other than driving over to Microsoft headquarters in suburban Redmond to take pictures of a bunch of boring buildings.

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Get in a New York State of mind this fall

Get in a New York State of mind this fall

Fall foliage is at its height in many Northeastern states right now, making this the perfect time for a quick getaway. These family-friendly destinations in upstate New York will rival any in beauty for those in search of the perfect photo, and will provide the kids with endless fun.

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Sundance residents work to save old school

Sundance residents work to save old school

SUNDANCE — It would have been easy to get rid of. No one had wanted it.

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UW receives Papua New Guinea art

LARAMIE  — The University of Wyoming Art Museum has acquired art from Papua New Guinea.

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Want to hear a good story? Check out Georgia's Azalea Storytelling Festival

LAGRANGE, Ga. —   Once upon a time in a village called LaGrange in a kingdom called Georgia, there was a storytelling festival named after a beautiful flower called an azalea. From all across the land, men and women would gather, often bringing their little ones, to hear stories kindled by h…

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Judge delays hearing over artifacts taken in Custer Battlefield Museum raids

A federal judge has delayed until April a hearing into whether American Indian artifacts seized by federal agents should be returned to a privately-operated museum in southeast Montana.

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Huge museum conference in Helena this week

HELENA -- People interested in history or museums will have a rare opportunity this week to attend workshops and hear nationally known experts as the Montana Historical Society hosts one of the largest museum conferences ever held in the state.

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Old West mythology comes alive at Colorado museum

Old West mythology comes alive at Colorado museum

DENVER — Master showman Buffalo Bill is credited with revealing the mystique of the American West to the world. Nearly a century after the legend’s death, master curator Steve Friesen is credited with evolving the roadside attraction built to honor him into a first-rate museum of Old West my…

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Family helps unearth marine fossil

Family helps unearth marine fossil

GREAT FALLS — Sleeping on dinosaur sheets and taping up dinosaur posters in his room, Kellen Bradt dreamed he’d be a paleontologist when he grew up.

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