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International Museum Day

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Did you know that May 18th is International Museum Day?  It has been officially celebrated since 1977. This year’s theme is “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion.” While we may not be able to physically visit museums right now, there is always the virtual tour option – which when you think about going international, has sometimes been the only way to visit those museums for many of us!

Here are links to international museums with virtual tours:

  • Links to even more museum tours are found here

And, by the way, don’t forget to check out the local museums for their online information, photos, and virtual tours.  We have created a library page with links to the Local Museums, Galleries & Historic Sites.

After visiting all these museums, galleries, and historic sites, you may be interested in learning more about the artists, history, and science that you experienced in your virtual tours.  With your library card, you can find out more by using our Online Resources, such as:

Ethnic Culture & History

World History

Science

Biographical Information of Artists, Musicians, Scientists, Historical Figures throughout Time

Plus, more local lore is available at: Local Facts & Trivia and Local Notable People.

In addition, you can read up on the history and more with eBooks from OverDrive, browsing such subjects as:

and try Hoopla for:

EBooks

Movies

TV Shows

I hope you’ve enjoyed touring the world through art, history & science, and touring our local tri-county area as well!   You’re sure to find lots of interest in our research and digital collections – Free for all our library cardholders!


Sara Churchill is the Digital Services Librarian and Assistant Supervisor at Main Library-Information Services. She love reading Science Fiction/Fantasy books, British cozy mysteries, True Crime and other true stories, plus a past reader of horror fiction by the likes of Stephen King and John Saul (among others).  She’s also a big fan of Sci-fi, action, horror, spaghetti westerns, and based-on-a-true story movies.  Sara’s blogs are for adults and the entire family to enjoy reading and trying out the many online resources free for library cardholders to use.