Woody Guthrie Center Brings an American Icon to Life


Woody Guthrie MuseumBy Lydia Schendel On November 29, 2013

Folk music, a remarkably complete personal and professional archive and modern touch-screen technology combine to tell the story of an American cultural icon at the newly opened Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The center offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the influential musician’s life and work through a variety of informative exhibits, including approximately 25 interactive experiences.

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Music Legend: Ray Charles Memorial Library


A museum dedicated to late music legend Ray Charles has opened in Los Angeles. The Ray Charles Memorial Library is comprised of seven galleries in an office building built by the star in the inner city neighborhood of Harvard Heights. The facility officially opened September 23, 2011 on what would have been the star's 80th birthday.

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Richard Nixon Watergate Exhibit built by MODE Systems

2021 02 13 12 51 41 MODE Systems A V Design Integration NewsThe Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California, recently opened a new interactive exhibit about Watergate that was built by MODE Systems, Inc. For years, Richard Nixon's presidential library was accused of whitewashing and even covering up the Watergate scandal as well as Richard Nixon's infamous "enemies list." But now, archivists say, truthfullness has won out as they unveiled a new permanent exhibit on the scandal that brought down a president.

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At Nixon Library, a raw look at a disgraced leader

April 1, 2011 | Ina Jaffe | National Public Radio

Nixon LibraryIt's been 37 years since Richard Nixon resigned the presidency because of the Watergate scandal. Since then, Watergate has become synonymous with the abuse of power nearly everywhere — except at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, Calif. There, it was described as an attempted coup d'etat by Democrats.

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Nixon's legacy: New Watergate exhibit gives a balanced account

LA Times Editorial

Presented with a more truthful version of history, visitors to the Nixon Library's new exhibit on the Watergate scandal can make their own judgment on the Nixon presidency.

April 06, 2011

The easy thing to say about the new, updated and improved Watergate exhibit at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda is that it is about time. For years, the library — funded and run until recently by private donors and loyalists of the former president — maintained a self-serving, oh-really-it-wasn't-so-bad exhibit designed to portray the scandal as a series of presidential misjudgments followed by a "coup" to run Richard M. Nixon out of office.

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Nixon Library Opens a Door Some Would Prefer Left Closed

Published: March 31, 2011

YORBA LINDA, Calif. — Most presidential libraries are as much celebrations of a president as historical repositories. They are packed with official papers, photographs, limousines, proclamations and baby shoes representing the president’s life and times; dark chapters are traditionally ignored or at least understated.

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