National Museum of Patriotism

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The National Museum of Patriotism was a museum in Atlanta, Georgia, at its peak occupying a 10,000-square foot site on Spring Street in Midtown Atlanta.[1] However it closed in 2010 and moved to an online-only presence.[2][3][4] The founder of the museum was Nicholas Snider, a retired UPS executive.

History[edit]

It was founded by Nicholas D. Snider, a former vice-president of United Parcel Service It was located in Atlanta, Georgia, opening in premises at 1405 Spring Street on July 4, 2004,[5] and in 2007 moving to a site at 275 Baker St, in the Centennial Olympic Park near the Georgia Aquarium and The World of Coca-Cola.[6][7] Jim Balster was the museum's first executive director, followed by Jim Stapleton, and then Pat Stansbury.[8]

In April 2009, the Patriotism in Entertainment and Music exhibit was opened in a ceremony attended by Kenny Gamble and Patti LaBelle.[9] At the same time, the museum inaugurated its Patriot Award: recipients including LaBelle and Gamble, Lee Greenwood, Cowboy Crush, The Bob Hope Foundation, and Access Hollywood.[9]

Closure[edit]

In July 2010, the museum was forced to close. The museum rebranded itself as the 'National Foundation Of Patriotism' and planned a revolutionary online virtual museum.[6][10] The museum auctioned off some of its exhibits and artifacts.[11][12]

References[edit]

Content for this article written by Pat Stansbury, Center Director. National Museum of Patriotism, National Foundation of Patriotism.

  1. ^ Foster, Christine (May 13, 2009). "National Museum of Patriotism: History in Red, White and Blue". Hello Atlanta. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  2. ^ National Museum of Patriotism Official site
  3. ^ Emerson, Bo (July 4, 2006). "Reflections on the red, white and blue. National Museum of Patriotism offers food for thought". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 2008-10-08. 
  4. ^ "Profile: National Museum of Patriotism in Atlanta shows how Americans have expressed their love of country through the years (778 words)". National Public Radio - Morning Edition. November 2, 2004. Retrieved 2008-10-08. 
  5. ^ "National Museum of Patriotism". Atlanta Magazine: 86. Mar 2005. 
  6. ^ a b "Patriotism museum closes doors, goes virtual". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. July 24, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Patriotism museum reopens at new site in Atlanta". USA Today. 5 March 2009. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "ACVB Membership News". ATL Insider. Feb 4, 2009. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Patti LaBelle and Kenny Gamble Honored By National Museum of Patriotism". Rolling Out. 9 April 2009. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  10. ^ "Americans: Your Museum Needs You!". The Art Newspaper. 28 July 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  11. ^ "Four Seasons Auction Gallery - National Museum of Patriotism Auction - Page 1 of 8". 
  12. ^ "Four Seasons Auction Gallery - National Museum of Patriotism Auction - Page 1 of 8". 

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