Blog Entries - April 2019

John Vakaleris

Artist Spotlight: John Vakaleris

George John Vakaleris (J VAK) was born in 1957 of Greek parents. Since childhood, frequent trips to the Greek countryside and islands have greatly influenced his artistic style. His works are noted for incorporating luminescent colors into an underlying

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Midnight Ride

National History: The Midnight Ride

Posted on: April 18, 2019
Tags: history, America, Revolutionary War, 1775

Today, in 1775, Paul Revere and William Dawes embark on their Midnight ride from Charlestown to Lexington to warn the patriots. Yes, there were two of them, no matter what Henry told you... In Lexington, they where joined by Samuel Prescott and continued to

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Harmon through the years

Help Us Restore Harmon Museum’s Front Steps  

Posted on: April 13, 2019
Tags: donate, Harmon Museum

If you've visited Harmon Museum recently (or just driven by) you probably noticed that the front steps have been closed off.  The steps have begun to crumble and are no longer safe to climb.  Having been patched throughout the years, they are now

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Dr. Martian Luther King Jr

National History: The Assassination of MLK

On April 4th, 1968, Dr. Martian Luther King Jr was fatally shot while on his balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. King was in Memphis in support of African American city sanitation workers after unequal wages, poor treatment and finally the

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International History: Cellular Phone

Posted on: April 3, 2019
Tags: history, 1973, phone, on this day

Where would we be without our cell phones? On this day in 1973, the first mobile phone call was made by Martin Cooper, a Motorola engineer and executive He made the call to the Bell Labs headquarters in New Jersey, while being interviewed by the press on

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