Archive | Museums RSS feed for this section

Tips for Parents to Help their Kids Avoid Summer Brain Drain

Some people call it summer brain drain, others call it the summer learning loss. No matter what you call it, experts tend to agree that most kids tend to lose some of what they have learned over summer break. In fact, the Brookings Institution reports that a child loses around a month’s worth of school […]

Read More 0 Comments

Alcatraz East Awards Graffiti Artists

It’s not often that graffiti artists get recognized and awarded for their artistic talents. But on June 2, 2018 that’s exactly what Alcatraz East Crime Museum did, holding a graffiti art contest giving the winners the opportunity to have their work on display at the museum for thousands of visitors to see. This first graffiti […]

Read More 0 Comments

It Happened Here! Alcatraz East Crime Museum Highlights Tennessee

Knoxville, T.N. “Alcatraz East is already known for highlighting the work of local leaders in forensic science, and as the home of the state’s electric chair Old Smokey, but we wanted to delve deeper into other Tennessee stories that related to our collection. These Tennessee crime stories many visitors will recognize as being of national […]

Read More 0 Comments

Alcatraz East Crime Museum Invites Graffiti Artists to Compete

Alcatraz East Crime Museum’s is hosting their 1stAnnual Graffiti Art Contest It’s considered to be a crime and it has been said that graffiti is everyone’s problem. It’s an eyesore that typically brings property values down and costs a lot to clean up. In fact, it’s estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency that the national […]

Read More 0 Comments

5 Infamous Killers’ Artifacts at Alcatraz East Crime Museum

We live in a society where there is a strong fascination of crime, this is apparent by its prevalence in pop-culture. The subject of crime and serial killers is often the topic of books, TV shows and movies. In fact, Zac Efron will be transforming himself into Ted Bundy in Hollywood’s upcoming movie “Extremely Wicked, […]

Read More 0 Comments

Alcatraz East Crime Museum Adds a New Pirate Interactive

Pigeon Forge, T.N. Crime enthusiasts, news buffs, and history lovers will enjoy the new additions to Alcatraz East Crime Museum beginning this Spring. The area’s newest attraction intrigues visitors 365 days a year on what’s considered America’s favorite subject. In order to attract Pigeon Forge’s repeat visitors, the museum rotates items from its collection annually. […]

Read More 0 Comments

Conquering the Con: How Seniors Can Avoid Being Swindled, Scammed

Pigeon Forge, T.N. Anyone, at any age, can fall victim to a scam. However, con artists most often set their sights on older adults. Seniors in the U.S. are swindled out of an estimated $37 billion per year, according to a report by True Link Financial, mainly through financial exploitation, criminal fraud and caregiver abuse. […]

Read More 0 Comments

Forensic Linguistics & The Unabomber

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee  –The media buzz surrounding the new eight-part television series on the Discovery Channel, Manhunt: Unabomber, has led to renewed interest in the investigation that ended with the arrest of Theodore Kaczynski, known as the Unabomber. The ongoing fascination in this case is understandable considering the randomness of the targets and anonymous killings […]

Read More 0 Comments

U.N.: Hungary’s Laws on Helping Foreigners Blatantly Xenophobic

Improving Your Appearance and Loving Your Smile Just Got Easier

Peter Fonda Attacks Trump Family, Then Apologizes

New Shoe Designer Sets Trends, Turns Heads, Gives Back to Charity

Pope Supports U.S. Bishops’ Criticism of ‘Immoral’ Immigration Policy

UNICEF: Migrant Children at U.S. Border Have Right to Protection