History of Some US Museums
National Museum of the American Indian, New York
Today, the National Museum of the American Indian has three departments. The central department is located in Washington. The New York department was founded first. It became the basis of the entire National Museum. Still, it is called the center of George Gustav Heye, the name of its founder.
The Intrepid Sea, Air&Space Museum, New York
This intrepid has 31 years of military experience in the US Navy. This ship took part in the following battles: World War II, kamikaze attacks, torpedoing. The aircraft carrier “Intrepid” was launched on August 16, 1943. Having served until 1974, it was decommissioned and subject to dismantling. But thanks to the initiative of Zakaria Fisher, a millionaire, philanthropist, the ship has become an aerospace and naval museum. It was officially opened to visitors in 1982.
Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York
There are not many visitors to this museum. A little more than 200 people visited this museum per week. It is a five-store building with a symbol of the Banner of Peace. Now here is what remains of the 29-story skyscraper of the Roerich Institute and the museum, which housed over 1000 of his paintings.
Madame Tussauds, New York
The history of these museums begins in Paris in the workshop of Dr. Phillip Curtis, a specialist in making wax copies of people. He taught Maria Tussauds how to work with wax. Soon she surpassed the master in the art of making copiesю After the death of Dr. Curtis in 1794, she inherited his entire collection. During the French Revolution, in 1802, she had to move to England. Here, on the famous Baker Street in London, the first Madame Tussauds Waxworks was opened in 1835.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Its history began long before 1937 when the rich gold miner and industrial tycoon Robert Guggenheim retired. He became a philanthropist, creating a special fund of his name.
National Museum of the US Air Force
National Museum of the US Air Force has many different galleries. In total, the museum has 360 aerospace vehicles, many rockets, most of which are of historical value, as well as thousands of no less valuable aircraft objects.
Jefferson Memorial Museum (Monticello Palace), USA
Monticello Palace was located in Virginia. Today, it is perhaps the only building in the United States that is honored to be included in the UNESCO list. The Palace itself has existed since 1923 and already treated visitors already as a museum named after Thomas Jefferson (the third president of the United States).
Planes of Fame Air Museum, USA, Chino
This incredible and interesting museum dedicated to aviation was opened by Edward T. Maloney. He was born and raised in the city of Pomona in the 30s of the 20th century and was surrounded everywhere by airplanes. At that time, Southern California was the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial aircraft. Conveyor, Woolty, Lockheed, Douglas, North American, and many other small companies were located in this region.
Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, USA
The goal of the famous Naval Aviation Museum, which is located in the city of Pensacola, is the selection, preservation and full-fledged exhibition of all historical artifacts, collecting items that relate to the history of all naval aviation.
The Getty, Los Angeles, USA
One of the largest art museums in California called the Getty. It was opened to visitors relatively recently, in December 1997. The museum is located in a rather picturesque place, on one of the highest peaks, which is located in Santa Monica.
Queens Museum, New York, USA
Queens Museum is certainly one of the main museums of art and a part-time educational center. It is located in the New York, area of Queens. The city building itself is also located in the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. It was built there in order to have the opportunity to host the World Exhibition, which took place in 1939. The UN General Meetings, which took place in it from 1946 to 1950, also played a very significant role in increasing the popularity of this building.