This week, learn about Minecraft 🧱, colorful quilts ⛋, a kid-made museum 🎨, Puerto Rican pottery 🥣, and an ancient shrine 🗿 to gazelles 🦌 & more! Click HERE to get the FULL newsletter with tons of family-friendly events.
Minecraft Exhibition World Tour kicks off at Liberty Science Center
By Gary Phillips for New Jersey Monthly (image above courtesy of lsc.org)
Bisa Butler stitches Black history together one portrait at a time
By Maurice DuBois for CBS2 Evening News
Brooklyn students open museum honoring Black inventors
By CBS4 New York
Archaeology lab preserves Puerto Rican history
By Ciara Pysczynski for UGA Today (photo below by Kristine Schenk)
Archaeologists find 9,000-year-old shrine in Jordan desert
By Omar Akour for Associated Press
This week, learn about a fun book 📙👀, a little-known soldier ⚔, art inspired by a famous artist 🎨, an ancient kids drum, and old tablets 📑 (not the electronic kind 📱)!
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Local author inspires New Jersey students with imaginative book
By Toni Yates for ABC 7 Eyewitness News (photo above courtesy of amazon.com)
Black soldier who crossed Delaware with Washington will be honored in New Jersey
By Matthew Korfhage for USA Today
Deer Park students create art inspired by Alma Woodsey Thomas to honor Black History Month
By News 12 Staff
Archaeologists discovered a rare prehistoric drum decorating the grave of 3 children who had been 'cuddling' for 5,000 years
Joshua Zitser for Business Insider (photo below courtesy of the Trustees of the British Museum)
Archaeologists uncover 18,000 Ancient Egyptian ‘Notepads’
By Jane Recker for Smithsonian Magazine
This week, learn about the Underground Railroad in NJ 🚸, a train full of toys 🧸🎎, a lively cultural center 💑, a lost ship ⛵, and an ancient Buddhist temple 🛕! Sign up to the right to get the whole newsletter with weekly events for children & families.
A path to freedom: retracing N.J.'s key role in the Underground Railroad
By Katrina Rossos for Jersey's Best
Jersey proud: France’s ‘Merci Train’ arrives in Weehawken Feb. 7, 1949
By News 12 Staff (see photo above)
Black History Month: exploring the T. Thomas Fortune cultural center
By News 12 Staff
Archaeologists may have found Captain James Cook’s ship off Rhode Island coast
By Heather Hamilton for the Washington Examiner
This may be one of the oldest Buddhist temples ever discovered
By Tom Metcalfe for LiveScience (photo below courtesy of ISMEO/Ca' Foscari University of Venice)
This week celebrate the Intrepid’s birthday 🛳🎂, see a beautiful mansion 🏡👀, dinosaurs up close 🔎🦎, a hidden wall painting 🎨, and old drinking straws 🥤!
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Take the kids to the Intrepid Museum’s 40th anniversary events
By Ronnie Koenig for NJ Family (photo above courtesy of intrepidmuseum.org)
This mansion is the most expensive house sold in NJ last year. Here's what $26M bought
By Mary Chao for USA Today
Take a close at the dinosaurs at the Long Island Children's Museum
By News 12 Staff
A couple renovating a 115-year-old building discovered two 60-foot-long hidden murals
By Sara Smart for CNN
Archaeologists identify the oldest example of drinking straws
By Heritage Daily (photo below courtesy of Antiquity)
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