Wall Street Journal (March 21, 2016)-
CLEVELAND, MS - Grammy Museum leaders are putting the finishing touches on exhibits, getting ready for this weekend's grand opening.
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By Justin Juozapavicius
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.
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.
The 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.
For years, some historians dismissed the Watergate exhibit at the Nixon Presidential Library as a whitewash. That has changed. A revamped exhibit at the Yorba Linda museum now documents in exhaustive detail the events that led to the downfall of a president.
Voices of the scandal swirl around you in a long narrow exhibit hall.
It'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.
LA Times Editorial
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.
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.
Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero recently opened “The Watergate Gallery” a permanent exhibition at the National Archives Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.