TOWNS > USA

  • Danbury, Connecticut

    Opened in 2010
    Unveiled on September 10, 2010, this installation was organized by the Danbury Museum and Historical Society in celebration of Danbury’s 325th anniversary. 35 panels focus on the story of important immigrants, manufacturing, outstanding buildings, exceptional activities and the notable contributions of several women, citizens of Danbury.

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    34 panels
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  • Ridgefield, Connecticut

    Opened in 2008
    For its 300th anniversary celebrations, Ridgefield historians wanted to highlight the revolutionary and industrial merits of the town, recognize its heroes and instruct the newcomers with an attractive walk around town.

    32 panels
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  • Wyandotte, Michigan

    Opening 2016
    Wyandotte, named after a local Huron tribe, is located about 10 miles south of Detroit, on the Detroit River. It was incorporated as a village in 1854. Using 16 panels, the Wyandotte Historical Society wished to bring the rich history of its early settlers and founding businesses to the attention of its citizens and visitors to the city. Wyandotte’s contribution to the growth of the United States is notable. Part of it is presented through the Museum in the Streets to attract visitors and researchers to the rich collections of the historical society.

  • Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Opened in 2012
    Opened with great fanfare to celebrate and honor the ‘mosaic of cultures’ that has always been present in the area. In a novel way, it is the Lake Street Council, local business advocates rather than a historical society, who organized the three interconnected tours on Lake Street. Some 60 panels with texts in English and Spanish tell the development story of business, industry and transportation. Funding came from sponsors, foundations and individuals and much of the labor was volunteered. This installation has received some well-deserved awards.

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  • Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

    Opened in 2006
    Situated north of New York City on the Hudson river, the birth of Hastings resulted from Indian, Dutch and English settlements. Over the course of the 19th century, it became a rich industrial center and home to many famous personalities. Today, as the population grows and becomes increasingly multi-cultural, the town wishes to inform new-comers about its history and evolution and opted for Spanish as a second language.

    www.hastingsgov.org
    www.hastingshistorical.org

    34 panels
    In English and Spanish
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  • Millbrook, New York

    Opened in 2014
    Supported by a grant, a bilingual tour with some 30 panels in English-Italian (the first in the US) was inaugurated with fanfare. Millbrook looks forward to a formal “sistering” with the town of Fondi in Italy, where a panel has already been installed. “This is to be an educational tool for our schoolchildren, our citizenry and our visitors, and tie our future to our past” — Laura Hurley, Mayor of Millbrook

    www.millbrookmits.org

    31 panels
    In English and Italian
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  • Ossining, New York

    Opening 2016
    Ossining’s story, from the time of the Native American “Sint Sinck’s” land-sale to settlers to the 1970’s, is told on 25 panels installed for the most part on South Highland Avenue/Route 9. The plan of the historical society is to slow down the travelers on this major thoroughfare through Ossining which lies some miles north of New York City and intrigue them with the fascinating history of an industrial port-town on the Hudson River. Spanish is the second language on the panels.

  • Urbanna, Virginia

    Opening 2016
    A visitor to Maine’s Museum in the Streets was convinced an installation of Museum in the Streets would definitely help inhabitants and tourists appreciate the very early foundation of Urbanna, its important role in the area and perhaps bring further notoriety to its annual oyster festival. The issued challenge was picked up by the Village — a new installation will open in 2016.

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    For mapping reasons, the many sites we have installed in the state of Maine are presented on a dedicated page with details on each town and its walks.

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