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Colonial Williamsburg is the largest living history museum in the world and gives families a chance to learn what life would have been like for them in the 18th century. Actors walk around in character; sewing, emptying pails of water, interacting with tavern owners, and gardening on the plantations. Families can take horse and carriages rides, tour the historic courthouses, blacksmith shops, infirmaries, trade shops and taverns. (Photo by Adrienne Jordan)

Celebrate July 4th in Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg is the largest living history museum in the world and gives families a chance to learn what life would have been like for them in the 18th century.

African textiles meet modernist architecture in Adjaye show

- Associated Press

Traditional African aesthetics meet modernist architecture in the latest exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum: a selection of textiles from West and Central Africa that have inspired the work of Ghanaian-British architect David Adjaye.

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People lay flowers and scarves in tribute to three club soccer fans who lost their lives in the recent Tunisia beach massacre, in memory of Patrick Evans, Adrian Evans and Joel Richards, at Walsall soccer club Banks's Stadium in Walsall, England, Monday June 29, 2015. The British Home Secretary Theresa May is scheduled to arrive in Tunisia Monday for talks on addressing the extremist threat, in the wake of the beach massacre which has left at least 15 Britons confirmed dead so far, Prime Minister David Cameron announced.  (Joe Giddens  / PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

APNewsBreak: Tunisia beach killer trained with museum gunmen

- Associated Press

The young college student that murdered 38 tourists in a Tunisian seaside resort was in a jihadi training camp in western Libya at the same time as the two attackers who hit the National Bardo Museum in March, a top security official said Tuesday.

This photo, posted Sunday, June 28, 2015, on the Twitter page of the National Transportation Safety Board, shows NTSB investigator Brice Banning examining the sightseeing plane that crashed in remote, mountainous terrain about 25 miles from Ketchikan in southeast Alaska on Thursday, June 25. All eight passengers and the pilot were killed. The plane was on its way back from the Misty Fjords National Monument when it crashed. The passengers were on the floatplane side trip from a cruise ship, sold through the cruise company Holland America. (National Transportation Safety Board via AP)

Crashes in Alaska brought safety steps for tourism flights

- Associated Press

A federal agency installed weather cameras and took other steps in Alaska in recent years to aid the safety of sightseeing planes like the one that crashed last week and killed all nine people aboard, officials said.

Fallen Egypt archaeologist wants international Grand Museum

- Associated Press

For more than a decade, he was the self-styled Indiana Jones of Egypt, presiding over its antiquities and striding through temples and tombs as the star of TV documentaries that made him an international celebrity.

This photo, posted Sunday, June 28, 2015, on the Twitter page of the National Transportation Safety Board, shows NTSB investigator Brice Banning examining the sightseeing plane that crashed in remote, mountainous terrain about 25 miles from Ketchikan in southeast Alaska on Thursday, June 25. All eight passengers and the pilot were killed. The plane was on its way back from the Misty Fjords National Monument when it crashed. The passengers were on the floatplane side trip from a cruise ship, sold through the cruise company Holland America. (National Transportation Safety Board via AP)

Crashes in Alaska brought safety steps for tourism flights

- Associated Press

A federal agency installed weather cameras and took other steps in Alaska in recent years to aid the safety of sightseeing planes like the one that crashed last week and killed all nine people aboard, officials said Monday.

This Saturday, June 6, 2015 photo shows a boy leaping into the water at Blue Hole State Park in Santa Rosa, N.M. Blue Hole is part of the New Mexico Tourism Department's "New Mexico True" campaign, an effort aimed at drawing more tourists to the state. Gov. Susana Martinez on Monday, June 29, 2015, announced statewide visitor numbers for 2014 marked another record-breaking year. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

New Mexico reports 'all-time high' tourism numbers for 2014

- Associated Press

Pointing to New Mexico's slick television and online promotional commercials, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Monday that close to 33 million people visited the state last year, making it a record-breaking year for tourism.