Toledo art museum raises $43M for art education, endowment

Toledo art museum raises $43M for art education, endowment


The Toledo Museum of Art says it has completed the first part of a fundraising campaign that raised $43 million.

The museum says the money will go toward boosting the museum’s endowment and to fund art education.

Museum President Brian Kennedy says building the museum’s endowment has been a priority in the wake of the nation’s economic downturn in the late 2000s.

The latest fundraising campaign brought in donations between 2014 and 2017.

The Toledo art museum is a private and independently run museum.

Artifacts from Tut’s tomb to tour world


Artifacts from King Tut’s tomb are going on tour next year to mark the upcoming 100th anniversary of the discovery of the Egyptian pharaoh’s resting place.

The California Science Center says the exhibit, “KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh,” will go on view at the Los Angeles museum in March for 10 months before heading to Europe in January 2019 as part of a 10-city international tour.

The museum says the exhibition represents the largest collection of artifacts and gold from Tutankhamun’s tomb to go on public display outside of Egypt. It says 40 percent of the items are leaving Egypt for the first and last time before going on permanent display at a new museum being built near the Giza Pyramids in Egypt.

King Tut’s tomb was discovered in 1922, more than 3,000 years after his death.

Auto museum may save McDonald’s museum from demo


There may be hope for the doomed replica of a historic McDonald’s hamburger restaurant after all.

Upon hearing that McDonald’s plans to demolish its museum in the Chicago suburb of Des Plaines next month, the Volo Auto Museum in Lake County is exploring the possibility of picking up the entire structure and parking it at the auto museum.

The (Crystal Lake) Northwest Herald reports that the auto museum has reached out to the burger giant to save the replica of the first McDonald’s restaurant. Ray Kroc opened it in Des Plaines in 1955 after he franchised the brand from the original owners, Richard and Maurice McDonald.

The auto museum in a Facebook post says it contacted McDonald’s Corp. after pleas from the community to move the McDonald’s museum to Volo.

Western Trails Center tells its own story


The Western Historic Trails Center in Council Bluffs was created to tell the story of this area’s importance to the many westward trails of the 1800s.

The center is displaying some history of its own in celebration of 20 years of providing insight into early American travel.

Now through next spring, visitors will be able to read the center’s history in a large collection of scrapbooks containing preserved newspaper articles and other written accounts, photographs of special events and people and other mementos.

Included in the collection is a proclamation by then-Gov. Chet Culver that proclaimed the center in Council Bluffs as the capital of Iowa for a day. People can write favorite memories of the center on nearby cards.

The center officially opened Oct. 4, 1997, and over the years, tens of thousands of people have toured the center to learn more about the Lewis and Clark, Oregon, California and Mormon trails. Admission to the center is free.

Associated Press

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