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BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK

2 Programs.  The rugged beauty of the Badlands draws visitors from around the world. These striking geologic deposits contain one of the world’s richest fossil beds. Ancient mammals such as the rhino, horse, and saber-toothed cat once roamed here. The park’s 244,000 acres protect an expanse of mixed-grass prairie where bison, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, and black-footed ferrets live today.    (Website)

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BREMAN MUSEUM

1 Program.  https://www.thebreman.org/

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BROWN MUSEUM NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

4 Programs.      (Website)

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BUFFALO BILL CENTER OF THE WEST

1 Program.  Tracing its roots to 1917, the Buffalo Bill Museum is the flagship museum of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. First opening its doors to the public in 1927 in a log cabin in downtown Cody—modeled after Bill Cody’s house at his “TE Ranch”—southwest of town, the museum remained in that location until 1969 when it was relocated to a newly-built wing of the then Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Here, as in its original incarnation, the Buffalo Bill Museum’s focus is on the life and ti

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CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS

10 Programs.  The California Department of Parks and Recreation, also known as California State Parks, manages the California state parks system. Provides for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state's extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation.

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COLONEL ALLENSWORTH STATE HISTORIC PARK

1 Program.  “Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park preserves the only township in California that was founded, built, financed and populated by African Americans.  Established in 1908 the town started strong until water supply problems and the Colonel’s untimely death lead to the towns demise around 1918.  The park was established in 1974 and protects the historic town site and surrounding fallow farmlands. 

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DANNY WOOD

2 Programs.  On Hannibal's Trail is a history and travel BBC television series in which three Australian brothers - Danny, Ben and Sam Wood

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DEVIL'S POSTPILE NATIONAL MONUMENT

1 Program.  Through the NPS Connections program, participants will have a chance to go behind the scenes to learn about real science happening at the Monument and meet researchers who are making it happen.

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DISNEY HOME TOWN MUSEUM

1 Program.  One time Program and cannot be scheduled

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DOLE INSTITUTE OF POLITICS

1 Program.  

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EGYPTIAN MUSEUM IN CARIRO

1 Program.  NMEC’s mission is to present to its visitors Egyptian Civilization - one of the main roots of world civilization

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FORT LARNED

3 Programs.  Discover a complete and authentic army post from the 1860s -1870s! This well-preserved fort on the Santa Fe Trail shares a tumultuous history of the Indian Wars era. The sandstone constructed buildings sheltered troops who were known as the Guardians of the Santa Fe Trail.    (Website)

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FORT NECESSITY NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD

1 Program.  The park ranger will interact with the participants and use George Washington’s writings to show them how Washington’s ambition, hard work and experiences in the French and Indian War helped him mature into the famous man we all know today. Participants will have an opportunity to ask the park ranger questions.    (Website)

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FORT SCOTT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

4 Programs.  The story of Fort Scott is the story of America growing up. When the fort was established in 1842, the nation was still young and confined largely to the area east of the Mississippi River. Yet within a few years, Fort Scott's soldiers became involved in events that would lead to tremendous spurts of growth and expansion.    (Website)

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FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT PRESIDENT LIBRARY & MUSEUM

7 Programs.  When President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed the idea of building a library to house his papers and memorabilia, detractors believed he was simply interested in constructing a monument to himself. Roosevelt, however, viewed the library as a solution to two problems – how to simultaneously preserve and provide public access to the records of his presidency. His was an attitude of “open government,” believing that the people of the United States were entitled to a better look at how their g    (Website)

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GEORGE BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

6 Programs.  Video Conferencing programs from the George W Bush Presidential Library

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GEORGE H. W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM (4

3 Programs.  CILC

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GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER MONUMENT

1 Program.  The young child known as the "Plant Doctor" tended his secret garden while observing the day-to-day operations of a 19th century farm. Nature and nurture ultimately influenced George on his quest for education to becoming a renowned agricultural scientist, educator, and humanitarian.    (Website)

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GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK AND RESERVE

6 Programs.  A journey through Glacier Bay, an Alaskan treasure, is more than a journey through geography. It's a journey through time. We begin in the modern age and finish in the ice age, traveling north from the forested lower bay to the rocky, icy upper bay (roughly 65 miles/105km). We pass through hundreds of bold changes and subtle transitions where plants and animals pioneer new ground and surprise even the most seasoned observers of nature.    (Website)

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GLOBAL EDUCATION MOTIVATORS

1 Program.  Programs that explore the present day world's issues and successes. Global Education Motivators (GEM) was founded in 1981 to help the community meet the complex challenges of living in a global society.GEM is a non-governmental organization (NGO) in association with the United Nations Department of Public Information.    (Website)

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GLORE PSYCHIATRIC MUSEUM

1 Program.  George Glore spent most of his 41-year career with the Missouri Department of Mental Health nurturing its collections into arguably the largest and best single exhibition explaining the evolution of mental health care in the United States. His ultimate goal was to reduce the stigma associated with psychiatric treatment for patients, their families, and their communities.

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GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK

1 Program.  Grand Teton in Wyoming is an amazing place with an extreme climate, dramatic scenery and diverse wildlife, all of which might be very different from where you live.    (Website)

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HEARST CASTLE

4 Programs.      (Website)

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HISTORIC COLD SPRINGS VILLAGE

1 Program.  Courses offered October 1 to April 30    (Website)

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HOLOCAUST AWARENESS MUSEUM

1 Program.  Using the resources of the museum, our mission is to educate Delaware Valley students and adults, personalizing the Holocaust so that they learn the consequences of racism, ethnic cleansing, and intolerance.    (Website)

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HOMESTEAD NATIONAL MONUMENT OF AMERICA

4 Programs.  Homestead National Monument of America interprets all aspects of life during the homesteading era and the affects of the Homestead Act of 1862 on the people, land, and world.    (Website)

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INNER ASIAN & URALIC RESOURCE CENTER

13 Programs.  The Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center is a Title VI National Resource Center dedicated to raising awareness about its target area: namely the Turkic, Iranian, Mongolian, Uralic, and Tibetan cultural spheres. Some countries included are Turkey, Azerbaijan, Hungary, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan.    (Website)

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INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES

2 Programs.  EURO is an area studies center dedicated to providing resources and training opportunities on Europe and the European Union to K-12 educators, other universities, business leaders, government officials, and the general public.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

4 Programs.  The coordinator works directly with the various world resource centers on campus to identify quality presenters and design program content based on curriculum standards under the guidance of the requesting teacher.    (Website)

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KNIFE RIVER INDIAN VILLAGES NATIONAL MONUMENT

1 Program.  Earthlodge people hunted bison and other game, but were in essence farmers living in villages along the Missouri and its tributaries. The site was a major Native American trade center for hundreds of years prior to becoming an important market place for fur traders after 1750.    (Website)

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

10 Programs.  

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MIDWEST ARCHEOLOGICAL CENTER

1 Program.  The Midwest Archeological Center is dedicated to the study, interpretation and preservation of archeological resources within the National Park System. The Center is also dedicated to providing professional support and consultation to other federal, state and local government agencies. We conduct research on sites ranging from 10,000 year old American Indian campsites to the garbage in Abraham Lincoln's backyard. Center staff provides expertise in geophysical, geoarcheological, and fur trade res

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MIDWEST CENTER FOR HOLOCAUST EDUCATION

2 Programs.  The Midwest Center for Holocaust Education (MCHE) was founded in 1993 by Holocaust survivors Isak Federman and Jack Mandelbaum. We teach the history of the Holocaust, applying its lessons to counter indifference, intolerance, and genocide. Located at the Jewish Community Campus in Overland Park, MCHE reaches thousands of youths and adults each year through school and community outreach programs, often offered in cooperation with other not-for-profits.

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MINUTEMAN MISSILE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

1 Program.  Our programs focus on Modern American History, Cold War History, American Foreign Policy, Military History, The Space Race    (Website)

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MYSTIC SEAPORT: THE MUSEUM OF AMERICA & THE SEA

1 Program.  CILC

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NATIONAL ARCHIVES

2 Programs.  

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NATIONAL ARCHIVES - FT. WORTH

2 Programs.  The National Archives at Fort Worth (formerly known as National Archives Southwest Region) is a center for historical and genealogical resources.    (Website)

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NATIONAL MUSEUM AUSTRALIA

2 Programs.  The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program (ATSIP) at the National Museum of Australia works with Indigenous communities to collect, preserve and exhibit their objects and stories.    (Website)

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF TOYS AND MINIATURES

1 Program.  

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NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE

1 Program.  Homestead National Park - With the promise of Free Land, the Homestead Act of 1862 enticed millions to cultivate the frontier. Families, immigrants, women, and freed slaves flooded 10 percent of the nation’s land to chase their American Dream.    (Website)

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NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM

1 Program.  Ranked by TripAdvisor as the #1 Attraction in New Orleans, named by USA Today as the #1 Best Place to Learn U.S. Military History, and designated by Congress as America’s official museum about World War II, The National WWII Museum features a rich collection of artifacts that bring history to life.

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NEGRO LEAGUES BASEBALL MUSEUM

1 Program.  Programs are not offered on an on-going basis and depend on the availability of personnel.    (Website)

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NICODEMUS HISTORICAL SITE

1 Program.  Formerly enslaved African Americans left Kentucky in organized colonies at the end of the of post-Civil War Reconstruction period to experience freedom in the "promised land" of Kansas. Nicodemus represents the involvement of African Americans in the westward expansion and settlement of the Great Plains. It is the oldest and only remaining Black settlement west of the Mississippi River.

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SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK

2 Programs.  Just 75 miles from the bustle of Washington, D.C., Shenandoah National Park is your escape to recreation and re-creation. Cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, quiet wooded hollows—take a hike, meander along Skyline Drive, or picnic with the family. 200,000 acres of protected lands are haven to deer, songbirds, the night sky…and you.

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SITKA NATIONAL PARK AND MONUMENT

1 Program.  On an Alaskan island amid towering spruce and hemlock, Sitka National Historical Park preserves the site of a battle between invading Russian traders and indigenous Kiks.ádi Tlingit. Park visitors are awed by Tlingit and Haida totem poles standing along the park’s scenic coastal trail, and the restored Russian Bishop’s House speaks of Russia’s little known colonial legacy in North America.    (Website)

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THE DURHAM MUSEUM

2 Programs.  The entire museum team is dedicated to enhancing our offerings and providing our guests with a unique experience each time you visit. From our permanent exhibits highlighting the history of Omaha and its surrounding regions, to impressive traveling exhibitions from our national partners such as the Smithsonian Institution, the National Archives, the Library of Congress and the Field Museum, there is truly something for everyone.    (Website)

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THE SIXTH FLOOR MUSEUM

2 Programs.  

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THE TRUMAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

4 Programs.  Experience the eventful and triumphant life of America’s 33rd president. Harry S. Truman’s story is richly and uniquely American. From humble beginnings, he rose to become the most powerful man in the world. For nearly eight years, he guided our nation and the world through perilous times, from the ending of World War II to the beginning of the Cold War.    (Website)

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TINKER SWISS COTTAGE MUSEUM & GARDENS

1 Program.  Robert Tinker's inspiration for the Cottage came during his tour of Europe in 1862, where he fell in love with the architecture of Switzerland. In 1865, Robert began building his Swiss Cottage on the limestone bluff overlooking Kent Creek. Robert surrounded his Swiss Cottage with over 27 acres of trees, vines, winding pathways, flowerbeds, and gardens. A three-story Swiss inspired barn was added to the property which housed cows, chickens, and horses.

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U.S. ARMY WOMENS MUSEUM

3 Programs.  The U.S. Army Women's Museum, in Fort. Lee, Virginia, is the only museum in the world dedicated to Army women. The Museum honors women's contributions to the Army from the Revolutionary War to the present, telling their stories with interactive exhibits and videos throughout the gallery, as well as film presentations in our theater. The museum also has an extensive research and learning center, and memorial garden.    (Website)

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U.S. NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION

1 Program.  The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.    (Website)

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VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL

3 Programs.  The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is the organization that founded and built the Vietnam Memorial on the National Mall and continues to educate about the impact of the Vietnam era.

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

1 Program.  One of the most enduring myths of Yellowstone National Park involves its beginning. As the myth goes, in 1870, explorers gathered around a campfire at the junction of two pristine rivers, overshadowed by the towering cliffs of the Madison Plateau. They discussed what they had seen during their exploration and realized that this land of fire and ice and wild animals needed to be preserved. Thus, the legend goes, the idea of Yellowstone National Park was born.    (Website)

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ZION NATIONAL PARK

3 Programs.  Follow the paths where ancient native people and pioneers walked. Gaze up at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that soar into a brilliant blue sky. Experience wilderness in a narrow slot canyon. Zion’s unique array of plants and animals will enchant you as you absorb the rich history of the past and enjoy the excitement of present day adventures.

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