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Friday, May 27th, 2016

  • | Arts and Entertainment, Exhibit, George Washington, president
    - Considered a revolutionary hero by all, Washington was also a man of deep personal integrity, honor, and patriotism. This exhibition explores the national significance of the legacy of George Washington. Culled from a private collection and key loans from other museums, A Portrait of George Washington: The Man, The Soldier, and The President will tell the story of the multi-faceted nature of George Washington through important personal effects, art, and historic objects. Hallmark works of the exhibition include an important painting of George Washington by Charles Willson Peale painted in 1780-82, flanked by two exquisite battle scenes depicting both the siege and surrender of Yorktown to George Washington painted by French artist Louise Nicholas Van Blarenberghe. A Portrait of George Washington: the Man, the Soldier and the President presents a unique opportunity for the Taubman Museum of Art’s visitors to see important objects that belonged to or depicted George Washington while unveiling his heroic nature and legacy that shaped our country’s values today. This national exhibition provides a unique opportunity to engage the region in the history of our nation’s remembrance of George Washington while coinciding with the 226th anniversary of his Presidential inauguration and several national anniversaries of the Revolutionary War.

    A Portrait of George Washington: The Man, The Soldier, and The President is curated by Amy G. Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections of the Taubman Museum of Art and support has been provided in part by the City of Roanoke through its Arts Commission. This exhibition will be on display February 6 - July 31, 2016 in the Bank of America Foundation/Dominion Resources Gallery.



    Exhibition thumbnail image: Charles Willson Peale (American, 1741-1827), George Washington at Yorktown, c. 1780-82, Oil on canvas, 50” x 40”, Courtesy of a private collection
    Taubman Museum of Art
    110 Salem Avenue SE Roanoke VA 24011
    Amy Moorefield 540.342.5760
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On the opening day in 1937, approximately 200,000 people crossed San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.
     
           

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

  • | Arts and Entertainment, Exhibit, George Washington, president
    - Considered a revolutionary hero by all, Washington was also a man of deep personal integrity, honor, and patriotism. This exhibition explores the national significance of the legacy of George Washington. Culled from a private collection and key loans from other museums, A Portrait of George Washington: The Man, The Soldier, and The President will tell the story of the multi-faceted nature of George Washington through important personal effects, art, and historic objects. Hallmark works of the exhibition include an important painting of George Washington by Charles Willson Peale painted in 1780-82, flanked by two exquisite battle scenes depicting both the siege and surrender of Yorktown to George Washington painted by French artist Louise Nicholas Van Blarenberghe. A Portrait of George Washington: the Man, the Soldier and the President presents a unique opportunity for the Taubman Museum of Art’s visitors to see important objects that belonged to or depicted George Washington while unveiling his heroic nature and legacy that shaped our country’s values today. This national exhibition provides a unique opportunity to engage the region in the history of our nation’s remembrance of George Washington while coinciding with the 226th anniversary of his Presidential inauguration and several national anniversaries of the Revolutionary War.

    A Portrait of George Washington: The Man, The Soldier, and The President is curated by Amy G. Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections of the Taubman Museum of Art and support has been provided in part by the City of Roanoke through its Arts Commission. This exhibition will be on display February 6 - July 31, 2016 in the Bank of America Foundation/Dominion Resources Gallery.



    Exhibition thumbnail image: Charles Willson Peale (American, 1741-1827), George Washington at Yorktown, c. 1780-82, Oil on canvas, 50” x 40”, Courtesy of a private collection
    Taubman Museum of Art
    110 Salem Avenue SE Roanoke VA 24011
    Amy Moorefield 540.342.5760
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 1961, this Nobel Prize- winning human rights organization was founded by London lawyer Peter Benenson after he read about two Portuguese students arrested for drinking a toast to freedom.
    A global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally and are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. For information go to http://www.amnesty.org.
     
           

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

  • | Arts and Entertainment, Exhibit, George Washington, president
    - Considered a revolutionary hero by all, Washington was also a man of deep personal integrity, honor, and patriotism. This exhibition explores the national significance of the legacy of George Washington. Culled from a private collection and key loans from other museums, A Portrait of George Washington: The Man, The Soldier, and The President will tell the story of the multi-faceted nature of George Washington through important personal effects, art, and historic objects. Hallmark works of the exhibition include an important painting of George Washington by Charles Willson Peale painted in 1780-82, flanked by two exquisite battle scenes depicting both the siege and surrender of Yorktown to George Washington painted by French artist Louise Nicholas Van Blarenberghe. A Portrait of George Washington: the Man, the Soldier and the President presents a unique opportunity for the Taubman Museum of Art’s visitors to see important objects that belonged to or depicted George Washington while unveiling his heroic nature and legacy that shaped our country’s values today. This national exhibition provides a unique opportunity to engage the region in the history of our nation’s remembrance of George Washington while coinciding with the 226th anniversary of his Presidential inauguration and several national anniversaries of the Revolutionary War.

    A Portrait of George Washington: The Man, The Soldier, and The President is curated by Amy G. Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections of the Taubman Museum of Art and support has been provided in part by the City of Roanoke through its Arts Commission. This exhibition will be on display February 6 - July 31, 2016 in the Bank of America Foundation/Dominion Resources Gallery.



    Exhibition thumbnail image: Charles Willson Peale (American, 1741-1827), George Washington at Yorktown, c. 1780-82, Oil on canvas, 50” x 40”, Courtesy of a private collection
    Taubman Museum of Art
    110 Salem Avenue SE Roanoke VA 24011
    Amy Moorefield 540.342.5760
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Founded on this day in 1892 by naturalist John Muir, promoting conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy. It is especially important in the founding and protection of our national parks.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - The Indianapolis 500 is an automobile race held annually at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, an enclave suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana. The event is held over Memorial Day weekend, which is typically the last weekend in May.
     
           

Monday, May 30th, 2016

  • | Arts and Entertainment, Exhibit, George Washington, president
    - Considered a revolutionary hero by all, Washington was also a man of deep personal integrity, honor, and patriotism. This exhibition explores the national significance of the legacy of George Washington. Culled from a private collection and key loans from other museums, A Portrait of George Washington: The Man, The Soldier, and The President will tell the story of the multi-faceted nature of George Washington through important personal effects, art, and historic objects. Hallmark works of the exhibition include an important painting of George Washington by Charles Willson Peale painted in 1780-82, flanked by two exquisite battle scenes depicting both the siege and surrender of Yorktown to George Washington painted by French artist Louise Nicholas Van Blarenberghe. A Portrait of George Washington: the Man, the Soldier and the President presents a unique opportunity for the Taubman Museum of Art’s visitors to see important objects that belonged to or depicted George Washington while unveiling his heroic nature and legacy that shaped our country’s values today. This national exhibition provides a unique opportunity to engage the region in the history of our nation’s remembrance of George Washington while coinciding with the 226th anniversary of his Presidential inauguration and several national anniversaries of the Revolutionary War.

    A Portrait of George Washington: The Man, The Soldier, and The President is curated by Amy G. Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections of the Taubman Museum of Art and support has been provided in part by the City of Roanoke through its Arts Commission. This exhibition will be on display February 6 - July 31, 2016 in the Bank of America Foundation/Dominion Resources Gallery.



    Exhibition thumbnail image: Charles Willson Peale (American, 1741-1827), George Washington at Yorktown, c. 1780-82, Oil on canvas, 50” x 40”, Courtesy of a private collection
    Taubman Museum of Art
    110 Salem Avenue SE Roanoke VA 24011
    Amy Moorefield 540.342.5760
  • | NATL - National Holidays, National Holidays, Patriotic, US Military
    - Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest, Win, Cash, Lucky, Address, Number
    - On the 30th day of January, March, May, July, September, and November we are giving $30 to 30 Lucky Number winners. Check out TownPlanner.com at Noon Eastern Time for the winning numbers! The first 30 people to claim their address wins $30 each. Over $5,000 given away to Lucky Number winners in 2016.
     
           

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

  • | Arts and Entertainment, Exhibit, George Washington, president
    - Considered a revolutionary hero by all, Washington was also a man of deep personal integrity, honor, and patriotism. This exhibition explores the national significance of the legacy of George Washington. Culled from a private collection and key loans from other museums, A Portrait of George Washington: The Man, The Soldier, and The President will tell the story of the multi-faceted nature of George Washington through important personal effects, art, and historic objects. Hallmark works of the exhibition include an important painting of George Washington by Charles Willson Peale painted in 1780-82, flanked by two exquisite battle scenes depicting both the siege and surrender of Yorktown to George Washington painted by French artist Louise Nicholas Van Blarenberghe. A Portrait of George Washington: the Man, the Soldier and the President presents a unique opportunity for the Taubman Museum of Art’s visitors to see important objects that belonged to or depicted George Washington while unveiling his heroic nature and legacy that shaped our country’s values today. This national exhibition provides a unique opportunity to engage the region in the history of our nation’s remembrance of George Washington while coinciding with the 226th anniversary of his Presidential inauguration and several national anniversaries of the Revolutionary War.

    A Portrait of George Washington: The Man, The Soldier, and The President is curated by Amy G. Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections of the Taubman Museum of Art and support has been provided in part by the City of Roanoke through its Arts Commission. This exhibition will be on display February 6 - July 31, 2016 in the Bank of America Foundation/Dominion Resources Gallery.



    Exhibition thumbnail image: Charles Willson Peale (American, 1741-1827), George Washington at Yorktown, c. 1780-82, Oil on canvas, 50” x 40”, Courtesy of a private collection
    Taubman Museum of Art
    110 Salem Avenue SE Roanoke VA 24011
    Amy Moorefield 540.342.5760

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

  • | Arts and Entertainment, Exhibit, George Washington, president
    - Considered a revolutionary hero by all, Washington was also a man of deep personal integrity, honor, and patriotism. This exhibition explores the national significance of the legacy of George Washington. Culled from a private collection and key loans from other museums, A Portrait of George Washington: The Man, The Soldier, and The President will tell the story of the multi-faceted nature of George Washington through important personal effects, art, and historic objects. Hallmark works of the exhibition include an important painting of George Washington by Charles Willson Peale painted in 1780-82, flanked by two exquisite battle scenes depicting both the siege and surrender of Yorktown to George Washington painted by French artist Louise Nicholas Van Blarenberghe. A Portrait of George Washington: the Man, the Soldier and the President presents a unique opportunity for the Taubman Museum of Art’s visitors to see important objects that belonged to or depicted George Washington while unveiling his heroic nature and legacy that shaped our country’s values today. This national exhibition provides a unique opportunity to engage the region in the history of our nation’s remembrance of George Washington while coinciding with the 226th anniversary of his Presidential inauguration and several national anniversaries of the Revolutionary War.

    A Portrait of George Washington: The Man, The Soldier, and The President is curated by Amy G. Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections of the Taubman Museum of Art and support has been provided in part by the City of Roanoke through its Arts Commission. This exhibition will be on display February 6 - July 31, 2016 in the Bank of America Foundation/Dominion Resources Gallery.



    Exhibition thumbnail image: Charles Willson Peale (American, 1741-1827), George Washington at Yorktown, c. 1780-82, Oil on canvas, 50” x 40”, Courtesy of a private collection
    Taubman Museum of Art
    110 Salem Avenue SE Roanoke VA 24011
    Amy Moorefield 540.342.5760
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - June 1-30. The ASPCA sponsors this important observance to promote adopting cats from local shelters. For information visit http://www.spca.org
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 2009, the 100-year-old automaker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. In response the US federal government invested $57 billion in the company, making the US Treasury GM's majority shareholder, owning a 60 percent stake.
     
           

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

  • | Arts and Entertainment, Exhibit, George Washington, president
    - Considered a revolutionary hero by all, Washington was also a man of deep personal integrity, honor, and patriotism. This exhibition explores the national significance of the legacy of George Washington. Culled from a private collection and key loans from other museums, A Portrait of George Washington: The Man, The Soldier, and The President will tell the story of the multi-faceted nature of George Washington through important personal effects, art, and historic objects. Hallmark works of the exhibition include an important painting of George Washington by Charles Willson Peale painted in 1780-82, flanked by two exquisite battle scenes depicting both the siege and surrender of Yorktown to George Washington painted by French artist Louise Nicholas Van Blarenberghe. A Portrait of George Washington: the Man, the Soldier and the President presents a unique opportunity for the Taubman Museum of Art’s visitors to see important objects that belonged to or depicted George Washington while unveiling his heroic nature and legacy that shaped our country’s values today. This national exhibition provides a unique opportunity to engage the region in the history of our nation’s remembrance of George Washington while coinciding with the 226th anniversary of his Presidential inauguration and several national anniversaries of the Revolutionary War.

    A Portrait of George Washington: The Man, The Soldier, and The President is curated by Amy G. Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections of the Taubman Museum of Art and support has been provided in part by the City of Roanoke through its Arts Commission. This exhibition will be on display February 6 - July 31, 2016 in the Bank of America Foundation/Dominion Resources Gallery.



    Exhibition thumbnail image: Charles Willson Peale (American, 1741-1827), George Washington at Yorktown, c. 1780-82, Oil on canvas, 50” x 40”, Courtesy of a private collection
    Taubman Museum of Art
    110 Salem Avenue SE Roanoke VA 24011
    Amy Moorefield 540.342.5760

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

  • | Arts and Entertainment, Exhibit, George Washington, president
    - Considered a revolutionary hero by all, Washington was also a man of deep personal integrity, honor, and patriotism. This exhibition explores the national significance of the legacy of George Washington. Culled from a private collection and key loans from other museums, A Portrait of George Washington: The Man, The Soldier, and The President will tell the story of the multi-faceted nature of George Washington through important personal effects, art, and historic objects. Hallmark works of the exhibition include an important painting of George Washington by Charles Willson Peale painted in 1780-82, flanked by two exquisite battle scenes depicting both the siege and surrender of Yorktown to George Washington painted by French artist Louise Nicholas Van Blarenberghe. A Portrait of George Washington: the Man, the Soldier and the President presents a unique opportunity for the Taubman Museum of Art’s visitors to see important objects that belonged to or depicted George Washington while unveiling his heroic nature and legacy that shaped our country’s values today. This national exhibition provides a unique opportunity to engage the region in the history of our nation’s remembrance of George Washington while coinciding with the 226th anniversary of his Presidential inauguration and several national anniversaries of the Revolutionary War.

    A Portrait of George Washington: The Man, The Soldier, and The President is curated by Amy G. Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections of the Taubman Museum of Art and support has been provided in part by the City of Roanoke through its Arts Commission. This exhibition will be on display February 6 - July 31, 2016 in the Bank of America Foundation/Dominion Resources Gallery.



    Exhibition thumbnail image: Charles Willson Peale (American, 1741-1827), George Washington at Yorktown, c. 1780-82, Oil on canvas, 50” x 40”, Courtesy of a private collection
    Taubman Museum of Art
    110 Salem Avenue SE Roanoke VA 24011
    Amy Moorefield 540.342.5760
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Founded in 1938 by the Salvation Army for fundraising during the Great Depression. During WWI, doughnuts were served to doughboys by the Salvation Army. This day now celebrates the donut itself annually the first Friday in June. For information visit donutdayusa.com
     
           

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

  • | Arts and Entertainment, Exhibit, George Washington, president
    - Considered a revolutionary hero by all, Washington was also a man of deep personal integrity, honor, and patriotism. This exhibition explores the national significance of the legacy of George Washington. Culled from a private collection and key loans from other museums, A Portrait of George Washington: The Man, The Soldier, and The President will tell the story of the multi-faceted nature of George Washington through important personal effects, art, and historic objects. Hallmark works of the exhibition include an important painting of George Washington by Charles Willson Peale painted in 1780-82, flanked by two exquisite battle scenes depicting both the siege and surrender of Yorktown to George Washington painted by French artist Louise Nicholas Van Blarenberghe. A Portrait of George Washington: the Man, the Soldier and the President presents a unique opportunity for the Taubman Museum of Art’s visitors to see important objects that belonged to or depicted George Washington while unveiling his heroic nature and legacy that shaped our country’s values today. This national exhibition provides a unique opportunity to engage the region in the history of our nation’s remembrance of George Washington while coinciding with the 226th anniversary of his Presidential inauguration and several national anniversaries of the Revolutionary War.

    A Portrait of George Washington: The Man, The Soldier, and The President is curated by Amy G. Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections of the Taubman Museum of Art and support has been provided in part by the City of Roanoke through its Arts Commission. This exhibition will be on display February 6 - July 31, 2016 in the Bank of America Foundation/Dominion Resources Gallery.



    Exhibition thumbnail image: Charles Willson Peale (American, 1741-1827), George Washington at Yorktown, c. 1780-82, Oil on canvas, 50” x 40”, Courtesy of a private collection
    Taubman Museum of Art
    110 Salem Avenue SE Roanoke VA 24011
    Amy Moorefield 540.342.5760
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 11PM, EDT.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - World War II naval battle, fought almost entirely with aircraft, in which the United States destroyed Japan’s first-line carrier strength and most of its best trained naval pilots. Together with the Battle of Guadalcanal, the Battle of Midway ended the threat of further Japanese invasion in the Pacific.
     
           

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

  • | Arts and Entertainment, Exhibit, George Washington, president
    - Considered a revolutionary hero by all, Washington was also a man of deep personal integrity, honor, and patriotism. This exhibition explores the national significance of the legacy of George Washington. Culled from a private collection and key loans from other museums, A Portrait of George Washington: The Man, The Soldier, and The President will tell the story of the multi-faceted nature of George Washington through important personal effects, art, and historic objects. Hallmark works of the exhibition include an important painting of George Washington by Charles Willson Peale painted in 1780-82, flanked by two exquisite battle scenes depicting both the siege and surrender of Yorktown to George Washington painted by French artist Louise Nicholas Van Blarenberghe. A Portrait of George Washington: the Man, the Soldier and the President presents a unique opportunity for the Taubman Museum of Art’s visitors to see important objects that belonged to or depicted George Washington while unveiling his heroic nature and legacy that shaped our country’s values today. This national exhibition provides a unique opportunity to engage the region in the history of our nation’s remembrance of George Washington while coinciding with the 226th anniversary of his Presidential inauguration and several national anniversaries of the Revolutionary War.

    A Portrait of George Washington: The Man, The Soldier, and The President is curated by Amy G. Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections of the Taubman Museum of Art and support has been provided in part by the City of Roanoke through its Arts Commission. This exhibition will be on display February 6 - July 31, 2016 in the Bank of America Foundation/Dominion Resources Gallery.



    Exhibition thumbnail image: Charles Willson Peale (American, 1741-1827), George Washington at Yorktown, c. 1780-82, Oil on canvas, 50” x 40”, Courtesy of a private collection
    Taubman Museum of Art
    110 Salem Avenue SE Roanoke VA 24011
    Amy Moorefield 540.342.5760
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual worldwide Celebration of Life that is held on the first Sunday in June. It is the one day each year that people around the world come together to recognize the cancer survivors in their community, to raise awareness of the challenges these survivors face, and, most importantly, to celebrate life.
     
           

Monday, June 6th, 2016

  • | Arts and Entertainment, Exhibit, George Washington, president
    - Considered a revolutionary hero by all, Washington was also a man of deep personal integrity, honor, and patriotism. This exhibition explores the national significance of the legacy of George Washington. Culled from a private collection and key loans from other museums, A Portrait of George Washington: The Man, The Soldier, and The President will tell the story of the multi-faceted nature of George Washington through important personal effects, art, and historic objects. Hallmark works of the exhibition include an important painting of George Washington by Charles Willson Peale painted in 1780-82, flanked by two exquisite battle scenes depicting both the siege and surrender of Yorktown to George Washington painted by French artist Louise Nicholas Van Blarenberghe. A Portrait of George Washington: the Man, the Soldier and the President presents a unique opportunity for the Taubman Museum of Art’s visitors to see important objects that belonged to or depicted George Washington while unveiling his heroic nature and legacy that shaped our country’s values today. This national exhibition provides a unique opportunity to engage the region in the history of our nation’s remembrance of George Washington while coinciding with the 226th anniversary of his Presidential inauguration and several national anniversaries of the Revolutionary War.

    A Portrait of George Washington: The Man, The Soldier, and The President is curated by Amy G. Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections of the Taubman Museum of Art and support has been provided in part by the City of Roanoke through its Arts Commission. This exhibition will be on display February 6 - July 31, 2016 in the Bank of America Foundation/Dominion Resources Gallery.



    Exhibition thumbnail image: Charles Willson Peale (American, 1741-1827), George Washington at Yorktown, c. 1780-82, Oil on canvas, 50” x 40”, Courtesy of a private collection
    Taubman Museum of Art
    110 Salem Avenue SE Roanoke VA 24011
    Amy Moorefield 540.342.5760
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1944, Allied Forces landed in Normandy the north coast of France.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this day in 1933 Richard Hollingshead opened America's first drive-in movie theater in Camden NJ. At the height of their popularity there were more than 4,000 drive-ins across the US.
     
           

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