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Albert Burkhart Photography: Capturing History

Photography has come a long way since the beginning of the 19th century. It is hard to believe that we...
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John James Audubon’s Great Footed Hawk & Barred Owl

On view in From Audubon to Sisto: Highlights from the Permanent Collection January 26-April 1, 2023 Can you imagine not...
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Dance ’til You Drop: The Dancing Plague of 1518

Over 1000 years ago people in Kölbigk, Germany began dancing outside of a church on Christmas Eve. The priest, upset...
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The Story of Lucy Higgs Nichols

Lucy Higgs Nichols was born on April 10, 1838 in Halifax County, North Carolina, though she would not have been...
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That Color Is To Die For

Very Peri. Living Coral. Classic Blue. Illuminating. These are just some of the names of the colors chosen to be...
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Stingy Jack: The Origin of the Jack-O-Lantern

With Halloween approaching you are probably planning on heading to a pumpkin patch to find the perfect gourd to carve...
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Andrew Carnegie: The Patron Saint of Libraries

Just over 100 years ago in 1919, Andrew Carnegie passed away at the age of 84. He had given away...
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A Crime Against Art: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Art Heist

When you decide to go to an art museum chances are you are not going for a chance to look...
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Meritocracies and Misogyny: Powerful Women throughout History

In 1878 in the village of Birka, Sweden a tomb was excavated. This burial place was filled with all of...
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Interview with Kacey Slone, CCAH’s Second Artist-In-Residence, 2022

On Friday June 3rd, I had the pleasure of chatting with Kacey Slone, a multidisciplinary artist from Southern Indiana who...
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Rose Island Then and Now

In Charlestown, Indiana there is a small peninsula formed by 14 Mile Creek and the Ohio River. On this peninsula...
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MoodRing Zine Sneak Peek!

Carnegie Center for Art & History, a Branch of Floyd County Library, wants to present our first teen art &...
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What is a Family Guide? (And why would I want one?)

  For many families museums are supposed to be a place for learning just as much as they are a...
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African American Read-In @ the Carnegie Center

The African American Read-In, formed in 1990, is the first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. Established by...
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Hoosier Hysteria: The Basketball Craze in Indiana

“While the game was invented in Massachusetts, basketball really had its origin in Indiana, which remains the center of the...
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A Timeline of Penny Sisto’s Life

“When you’re old, you expect pain to remind you to die to make room for a younger one”   - Penny...
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AI Generated Art

What do you think when you look at the painting above? Does anything feel off to you? What if I...
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How to Make a Snowflake

Did you know the first photo of a snowflake was taken in 1885 by a farmer in Vermont named Wilson...
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Celebrating the Winter Solstice at Newgrange Passage Tomb

In the Boyne Valley in County Meath about 25 miles north of Dublin, Ireland, a group of people gathers as...
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To NFT or not to NFT?

From the title alone you probably fall into one of two trains of thought. Train of thought one: what in...
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