“In any field find the strangest thing and then explore it.” ~ John Wheeler
Hey, Hey! What is this you say? “Albuquerque was a recipient of the 2010 National Medal for Museum and Library Science from the White House.” Really? Quite an honor, don’t you think? That is the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries! Must be the Explora Science Center and Children’s Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico is providing extraordinarily fulfilling experiences for the community. I’ll bet that is exactly why they won the award! Would you like more information on the Explora museum, if so, please visit http://www.explora.us/en/
There were eight other museums and libraries that were deemed to be worthy of this National Award, too. The full list of award-winning museums and libraries are:
- Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, Fishers, Ind.
- Explora Science Center & Children’s Museum of Albuquerque, N.M.
- Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Miss.
- Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, Calif.
- The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, N.Y.
- Peter White Public Library, Marquette, Mich.
- West Bloomfield Township Public Library, West Bloomfield, Mich.
- Patchogue-Medford Library, Patchogue, N.Y.
- Nashville Public Library, Nashville, Tenn.
For more information on the 2010 National Medal Awards for Museum and Library Science, please visit http://1.usa.gov/gTdstj.
Libraries and museums, whether they are in big cities or small towns, make important contributions to communities. They add cultural vibrancy and improve community health, making places better environments in which to learn, work and live. Explore them all!
P.S. If you are in Albuquerque, don’t forget to stop by their outstanding Hot Air Balloon Museum, too! Take a ride of a life time!
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Thank you, Sue, for this very interesting post. It’s great to see libraries and museums honoured for their innovative work and their wonderful contributions to the community.
I made particular note of the hot air balloon museum in Albuquerque. I would love to visit it sometime. I forwarded your post to my mother and one of my sisters with whom I have been hot air ballooning, and to my dear friend Mary in North Carolina who is a qualified balloon pilot and very passionate about ballooning.
Enjoy your day!
Do you have an interest in taking flight via hot air balloon?